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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 2.10.2     Salt and salt products

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.

2.10.2—1             Name

                            This Standard is Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.10.2 – Salt and salt products.

                                      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.

2.10.2—2             Definitions

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

                                      iodised salt or iodised reduced sodium salt mixture, means a food that is salt, or a reduced sodium salt mixture, as appropriate, or such a food containing any of the following:

                                                  (a)        potassium iodide;

                                                  (b)        potassium iodate;

                                                  (c)        sodium iodide;

                                                  (d)        sodium iodate; and

                                                  added in an amount that is equivalent to:

                                                  (e)        no less than 25 mg/kg of iodine; and

                                                  (f)         no more than 65 mg/kg of iodine.

                                      reduced sodium salt mixture means a food that:

                                                  (a)        is prepared from a mixture of sodium chloride and potassium chloride; and

                                                  (b)        contains no more than 200 g/kg sodium; and

                                                  (c)        contains no more than 400 g/kg potassium.

                                      salt means a food that is the crystalline product consisting predominantly of sodium chloride, that is obtained from the sea, underground rock salt deposits or from natural brine.

                                      salt substitute means a food that:

                                                  (a)        is made as a substitute for salt; and

                                                  (b)        consists of substances that may be used as food additives in relation to salt substitute in accordance with item 12 of the table to Schedule 15; and

                                                  (c)        contains no more than 1.2 g/kg of sodium.

2.10.2—3             Requirement for food sold as salt

                            A food that is sold as ‘salt’ must be salt and contain no less than 970 g/kg sodium chloride on a dry basis, exclusive of permitted additives.

2.10.2—4             Requirement for food sold as reduced sodium salt mixture

                            A food that is sold as a reduced sodium salt mixture must be a reduced sodium salt mixture.

2.10.2—5             Requirement for food sold as salt substitute

                            A food that is sold as a salt substitute must be salt substitute.

2.10.2—6             Requirement for food sold as iodised salt

                            A food that is sold as ‘iodised’ salt must be iodised salt.

2.10.2—7             Requirement for food sold as iodised reduced sodium salt mixture

                            A food that is sold as ‘iodised’ reduced sodium salt mixture must be iodised reduced sodium salt mixture.

2.10.2—8             Labelling requirement for reduced sodium salt mixtures and salt substitutes

                   (1)      For the labelling provisions, the required information is a declaration of the sodium and potassium content, expressed per 100 g.

                   (2)      The label may include a declaration of the percentage reduction of sodium in the food, relative to salt.

                   (3)      Such a declaration is not a nutrition content claim or a health claim.

                                      Note    The labelling provisions are set out in Standard 1.2.1.

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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 2.10.2 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 2.10.2 was published in the Food Standards Gazette No. FSC96 on 10 April 2015 as part of Amendment 154 (F2015L00485 –- 2 April 2015) and has since been amended as follows:

 

Section affected

A’ment No.

FRLI registration

Gazette

Commencement

(Cessation)

How affected

Description of amendment

2.10.2—3

161

F2016L00120

18 Feb 2016

FSC103

22 Feb 2016

 

1 March 2016

 

am

Correction to formatting of section text.