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Food Standards as made
This instrument amends Food Standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
Administered by: Health
Made 05 Sep 2017
Registered 06 Sep 2017
Tabled HR 07 Sep 2017
Tabled Senate 11 Sep 2017
Date of repeal 08 Sep 2017
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

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Food Standards (Proposal P1045 – Code Revision (2017)) Variation

 

 

The Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand gives notice of the making of this variation under section 92 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991.  The Standard commences on the date specified in clause 3 of this variation.

 

5 September 2017

 

Standards Management Officer

Delegate of the Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand

 

 

 

 

 

Note: 

 

This variation will be published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. FSC 114 on 7 September 2017. This means that this date is the gazettal date for the purposes of clause 3 of the variation.

 


 

1             Name

This instrument is the Food Standards (Proposal P1045 – Code Revision (2017)) Variation.

2             Variation to standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code

The Schedule varies Standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

3             Commencement

The variation commences on the date of gazettal.

 

SCHEDULE

Standard 1.1.1 – Structure of the Code and general provisions

[1]           Subsection 1.1.1—6(1)

              Omit ‘average quantity’, substitute ‘*average quantity’

[2]           Subsection 1.1.1—6(2)

              Omit ‘average quantity’ (first appearing), substitute ‘*average quantity’

[3]           Section 1.1.1—11

              Omit ‘lot’, substitute ‘*lot’

Standard 1.1.2 – Definitions used throughout the Code

[4]           Subsection 1.1.2—9(1)

              Omit the subsection, substitute

                   (1)      In this Code:

nutrition content claim means a claim that:

                                      (a)      is about:

                                               (i)       the presence or absence of any of the following:

                                                         (A)      *biologically active substance;

                                                         (B)      *dietary fibre;

                                                         (C)      energy;

                                                         (D)     minerals;

                                                         (E)      potassium;

                                                         (F)      protein;

                                                         (G)     *carbohydrate;

                                                         (H)      *fat;

                                                         (I)       the components of any one of protein, carbohydrate or    fat;

                                                         (J)      *salt;

                                                         (K)      sodium;

                                                         (L)      vitamins; or

                                               (ii)      *glycaemic index or glycaemic load; and

                                      (b)      does not refer to the presence or absence of alcohol; and

                                      (c)      is not a *health claim.

[5]           Paragraph 1.1.2—11(2)(a) Note

              Omit ‘foods’


 

Standard 1.2.1 – Requirements to have labels or otherwise provide information

[6]           Subsection 1.2.1—9(6) (heading)

Omit ‘either accompany or’

Standard 1.2.7 – Nutrition, health and related claims       

[7]           Section 1.2.7—17 (heading)

              Omit the heading, substitute

1.2.7—17             Application or proposal to vary the table to section S4—5 taken to be a high level health claims variation

[8]           Subparagraph 1.2.7—18(1)(b)(i)

              Omit ‘high level health claim’, substitute ‘*high level health claim’

[9]           Subparagraph 1.2.7—18(1)(b)(ii)

              Omit ‘general level health claim’, substitute ‘*general level health claim’

[10]         Subsection 1.2.7—18(2)

              Omit ‘high level health claims table’, substitute ‘*high level health claims table’

[11]         Subsection 1.2.7—18(4)

              Omit ‘special purpose food’, substitute ‘*special purpose food’

[12]         Paragraph 1.2.7—19(1)(d)

              Omit ‘if requested by a relevant authority, provide records to the *relevant authority’, substitute ‘if requested by a *relevant authority, provide records to the relevant authority’

Standard 2.6.2 – Non-alcoholic beverages and brewed soft drinks

[13]         Paragraph 2.6.2—3(3)(a)

              Omit ‘4th edition, 2011’, substitute ‘4th edition incorporating the first addendum, 2017

Schedule 3         Identity and purity

[14]         Paragraph S3—2(1)(b)

              Omit

                            (x)      FAO JECFA Monographs 17 (2015); or

              substitute

                            (x)      FAO JECFA Monographs 17 (2015);

                            (xi)     FAO JECFA Monographs 19 (2016); or

[15]         Paragraph S3—3(j)

              Omit ‘(2016)’, substitute ‘(2017)’

Schedule 4 – Nutrition, health and related claims

[16]         Section S4—3 (table)

Insert, after the entry for ‘Mono-unsaturated fatty acids’

Omega fatty acids (any)

The type of omega fatty acid is specified immediately after the word ‘omega’.

 


 

Schedule 5 – Nutrient profile scoring method

[17]         Section S5—3

              Omit ‘(based on the units used in the nutrition information panel)’

[18]         Section S5—5

              Omit the section, substitute

S5—5                  Protein points (P points)

                   (1)      Use Table 4 to determine the ‘P points’ scored, depending on the *average quantity of protein in a *unit quantity of the food. A maximum of five points can be awarded.

                   (2)      Foods that score ≥ 13 baseline points are not permitted to score points for protein unless they score five or more V points.

Table 4—P Points

Points

Protein (g) per *unit quantity

0

≤ 1.6

1

> 1.6

2

≥ 3.2

3

> 4.8

4

> 6.4

5

> 8.0

[19]         Section S5—6

              Omit the section, substitute

S5—6                  Fibre points (F points)

                   (1)      Use Table 5 to determine the ‘F points’ scored, depending on the *average quantity of *dietary fibre in a *unit quantity of the food. A maximum of five points can be awarded.

                   (2)      The prescribed method of analysis to determine total *dietary fibre is outlined in S11—4.

Table 5—F Points

Points

Dietary fibre (g) per *unit quantity

0

≤0.9

1

>0.9

2

>1.9

3

>2.8

4

>3.7

5

>4.7

                   (3)      Category 1 foods do not score F points.


 

Schedule 29 – Special purpose foods

[20]         Section S29—7 (table)

              Omit ‘phytylmenoquinone’