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Food Standards as amended, taking into account amendments up to Food Standards (Application A1215 – Cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) as a processing aid) Variation
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Registered 05 Oct 2022
Start Date 01 Sep 2022

Schedule 2             Units of measurement

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 1.1.1 relates to introductory matters and standards that apply to all foods. This Standard assigns meanings to symbols of measurement for section 1.1.1—6, which are used throughout this Code.

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.

S2—1                  Name

                            This Standard is Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Schedule 2 – Units of measurement.

                                      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.

S2—2                  Units of measurement

                            For section 1.1.1—7, the units of measurement are as follows:

Units of measurement

Symbol / unit

Meaning

%

per cent

Baumé scale

Bq

becquerel

°C

degrees Celsius

cfu/g

colony forming units per gram

Cal or kcal

kilocalorie

cm2

square centimetre

cm

centimetre

dm2

EU/mg

square decimetre

Endotoxin units per milligram

g

gram

gN/kg

gram of nitrogen per kilogram

Gy

gray

J

joule

kg

kilogram

kGy

kilogray

kJ

kilojoule

kPa

kilopascal

L or l

litre

MJ

megajoule

M

molar concentration

mg

milligram

mg/kg

milligram per kilogram

milliequiv

milliequivalent

mL or ml

millilitre

m/m

mass per mass

mm

millimetre

mmol

millimole

mOsm

MPN

MU

milliosmoles

most probable number

mouse unit

nm

nanometre

Osm

osmoles

Pa

pascal

ppm

parts per million

μg or mcg

microgram

μg/kg

microgram per kilogram

μL or μl

microlitre

μm

w/v

Micrometre

weight per volume

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Amendment History

The Amendment History provides information about each amendment to the Schedule. 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 compilation No. 5 of Schedule 2 as in force on 1 September 2022 (up to Amendment No. 211). It includes any commenced amendment affecting the compilation to that date.

 

Prepared by Food Standards Australia New Zealand on 1 September 2022.

 

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 Schedule 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 Legislation 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 2 was published in the Food Standards Gazette No. FSC96 on 10 April 2015 as part of Amendment 154 (F2015L00492 –- 2 April 2015) and has since been amended as follows:

 

Section affected

A’ment No.

FRL registration

Gazette

Commencement

(Cessation)

How affected

Description of amendment

table to S2—2

161

F2016L00120

18 Feb 2016

FSC103

22 Feb 2016

1 March 2016

 

am

Formatting of unit for megajoule.

table to S2—2

167

F2017L00100

7 Feb 2017

FSC109

9 Feb 2017

 

9 Feb 2017

ad

Unit of measurement for Baumé scale.

table to S2—2

198

F2021L00332

25 March 2021

FSC 139

26 March 2021

 

26 March 2021

ad

Unit of measurement for Endotoxin units per milligram

table to S2—2

198

F2021L00327

25 March 2021

FSC 139

26 March 2021

 

26 March 2021

ad

Unit of measurement for most probable number

table to S2—2

200

F2021L00684

2 June 2021

FSC141

3 June 2021

3 June 2021

ad

Unit of measurement for mouse unit

table to S2—2

211

F2022L01125

26 August 2022

FSC151

1 Sept 2022

1 September 2022

ad

Unit of measurement for weight per volume