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Food Standards as amended, taking into account amendments up to Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Transitional Variation 2015 (Proposal P1037 – Amendments associated with Nutrition Content & Health Claims)
Administered by: Health
Registered 01 Mar 2016
Start Date 01 Mar 2016

Schedule 13           Nutrition information required for food in small packages

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.

                   Standard 1.2.8 is a standard for nutrition information requirements. This Standard sets out labelling information for paragraph 1.2.8—14(1)(b).

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.

S13—1                Name

                            This Standard is Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Schedule 13 – Nutrition information required for food in small packages.

                                      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.

S13—2                Nutrition information required for food in small packages

                            For paragraph 1.2.8—14(1)(b), the table is:

Nutrition information for food in small packages

Column 1

Column 2

Claim is about

Label must include

Any nutrient or biologically active substance (other than a vitamin or mineral with a RDI)

Average quantity of the nutrient or biologically active substance present per serving of the food

Any vitamin or mineral with a RDI

(a)    *Average quantity of the vitamin or mineral present per serving of the food; and

(b)    Percentage of the RDI for the vitamin or mineral contributed by one serving of the food, and calculated in accordance with section 1.2.8—9

Polyunsaturated fatty acids or monounsaturated fatty acids in a food standardised in Standard 2.4.1 or 2.4.2

Saturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids, *polyunsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acids content per serving of the food

Polyunsaturated fatty acids or monounsaturated fatty acids in a food that is not a food standardised in Standard 2.4.1 or 2.4.2

Average quantity of saturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids, *polyunsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acids content per serving of the food

Cholesterol, saturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids, omega-6 or omega-9 fatty acids

Average quantity of saturated fatty acids, trans fatty acids, *polyunsaturated fatty acids and monounsaturated fatty acids content per serving of the food

Dietary fibre, sugars or any other *carbohydrate

Average energy content per serving of the food and average quantity of carbohydrate, sugars and dietary (calculated in accordance with section S11—4) present per serving of the food

Energy

Average energy content per serving of the food

Fat-free

Average energy content per serving of the food

Omega-3 fatty acids

(a)    Average quantity of *saturated fatty acids, *trans fatty acids, *polyunsaturated fatty acids and *monounsaturated fatty acids content per serving of the food; and

(b)    Average quantity of each type of omega-3 fatty acids per serving of the food (that is, alpha‑linolenic acid, docosahexaenoic acid, eicosapentaenoic acid or a combination of these); and

(c)    Average quantity of the total of omega-3 fatty acids per serving of the food

Lactose

Average quantity of galactose content per serving of the food

Potassium

Average quantity of sodium content per serving of the food

Sodium or salt

Average quantity of sodium and potassium content per serving of the food

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Application, saving and transitional provisions

The table below details information on application, saving or transitional provisions in instruments affecting this Schedule.

 

Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Transitional Variation 2015 (Proposal P1037 – Amendments associated with Nutrition Content & Health Claims)

Instrument items affected

A’ment No.

FRLI registration

Gazette

Instrument’s transitional provision

Description of transitional arrangement

Item [7] of the Schedule

159

F2015L01931

3 Dec 2015

FSC101

7 Dec 2015

 

Clause 4

 

Clause 4 establishes a transitional arrangement for variations to the Code made by Item [7] of the Schedule.

 

The transition period is the period of time that commences on 1 March 2016 and ends on 18 January 2017.

 

Subclause 4(2) provides that section 1.1.1—9 of the Code does not apply to the above variations.

 

Subclause 4(3) provides that, during the transition period, a food may comply with either:

 

(a) the Code as in force without the above variations; or

(b)     the Code as amended by the above variations;

 

but not a combination of both.

 

Subclause 4(4) provides an exemption for stock-in-trade that will apply from 18 January 2007. A food is deemed to comply with the Code as amended by the above variations for a period of 12 months commencing on 18 January 2017 if the food otherwise complied with the Code before that date.

 

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 Schedule 13 as in force on 1 March 2016 (up to Amendment No. 159). 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

 

Schedule 13 was published in the Food Standards Gazette No. FSC96 on 10 April 2015 as part of Amendment 154 (F2015L00483 –- 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

table to S13—2

159

F2015L01931

3 Dec 2015

FSC101

7 Dec 2015

 

1 March 2016

 

rs

Consequential amendments arising from amendments to Standard 1.2.7 and Schedule 4.

For application, saving and transitional provisions, see above table.