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Food Standards as amended, taking into account amendments up to Food Standards (Proposal P1040 – Code Revision – Consequential & Corrective Amendments II) Variation
Administered by: Health
Registered 01 Mar 2016
Start Date 01 Mar 2016

Standard 2.4.2       Edible oil spreads

Note 1        This instrument is a standard under the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (Cth). The standards together make up the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. See also section 1.1.1—3.

Note 2        The provisions of the Code that apply in New Zealand are incorporated in, or adopted under, the Food Act 2014 (NZ). See also section 1.1.1—3.

2.4.2—1               Name

                            This Standard is Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.4.2 – Edible oil spreads.

                                      Note    Commencement:
This Standard commences on 1 March 2016, being the date specified as the commencement date in notices in the Gazette and the New Zealand Gazette under section 92 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (Cth). See also section 93 of that Act.

2.4.2—2               Definitions

Note           In this Code (see section 1.1.2—3):

                                      edible oil means the triglycerides, diglycerides, or both the triglycerides and diglycerides of fatty acids of plant or animal origin, including aquatic plants and aquatic animals, with incidental amounts of free fatty acids, unsaponifiable constituents and other lipids including naturally occurring gums, waxes and phosphatides.

                                      edible oil spread means:

                                                  (a)        a spreadable food composed of edible oils and water in the form of an emulsion of the type water-in-oil; or

                                                  (b)        such a food with any of the following added:

                                                               (i)         water;

                                                               (ii)        edible proteins;

                                                               (iii)       salt;

                                                               (iv)       lactic acid producing microorganisms;

                                                               (v)        flavour producing microorganisms;

                                                               (vi)       milk products;

                                                               (vii)      no more than 82 g/kg of total plant sterol equivalents content.

                                      margarine means an edible oil spread containing no less than 800g/kg of edible oils.

2.4.2—3               Requirements for sale as edible oil spread or margarine

Application of section to New Zealand

                   (1)      Subsections (3) and (5) do not apply to edible oil spread or margarine produced in, or imported into, New Zealand.

Requirement for food sold as edible oil spread

                   (2)      A food that is sold as an edible oil spread must be edible oil spread.

Requirement for food sold as table edible oil spread

                   (3)      A food that is sold as a ‘table’ edible oil spread must be edible oil spread containing no less than 55 μg/kg of vitamin D.

Requirement for food sold as margarine

                   (4)      A food that is sold as ‘margarine’ must be margarine.

Requirement for food sold as table margarine

                   (5)      A food that is sold as ‘table margarine’ must be margarine containing no less than 55 μg/kg of vitamin D.

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Amendment History

The Amendment History provides information about each amendment to the Standard. The information includes commencement or cessation information for relevant amendments.

 

These amendments are made under section 92 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 unless otherwise indicated. Amendments do not have a specific date for cessation unless indicated as such.

 

About this compilation

 

This is a compilation of Standard 2.4.2 as in force on 1 March 2016 (up to Amendment No. 161). It includes any commenced amendment affecting the compilation to that date.

 

Prepared by Food Standards Australia New Zealand on 1 March 2016.

 

Uncommenced amendments or provisions ceasing to have effect

 

To assist stakeholders, the effect of any uncommenced amendments or provisions which will cease to have effect, may be reflected in the Standard as shaded boxed text with the relevant commencement or cessation date. These amendments will be reflected in a compilation registered on the Federal Register of Legislative Instruments including or omitting those amendments and provided in the Amendment History once the date is passed.

 

 

The following abbreviations may be used in the table below:

 

ad = added or inserted                                          am = amended

exp = expired or ceased to have effect                  rep = repealed

rs = repealed and substituted

 

Standard 2.4.2 was published in the Food Standards Gazette No. FSC96 on 10 April 2015 as part of Amendment 154 (F2015L00461 –- 1 April 2015) and has since been amended as follows:

 

Section affected

A’ment No.

FRLI registration

Gazette

Commencement

(Cessation)

How affected

Description of amendment

2.4.2—2

161

F2016L00120

18 Feb 2016

FSC103

22 Feb 2016

 

1 March 2016

 

am

Correction of formatting error in Note.