Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 1.2.12 – Transitional standard for dietary fibre nutrition content claims

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Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Revocation and Transitional Variation 2015 (Application A1101 – Commencement of Dietary Fibre Claim Provisions)
 
 
The Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand gives notice of the making of this Standard under section 92 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991. The Standard commences on 1 March 2016.
 
Dated 28 August 2015
Standards Management Officer
Delegate of the Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
Note: 
 
This Standard will be published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. FSC 99 on 3 September 2015.
 
 
Standard 1.2.12     Transitional standard for dietary fibre nutrition content claims
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.
1.2.12—1             Name
                            This Standard is Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 1.2.12 – Transitional standard for dietary fibre nutrition content claims.
                                      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.
1.2.12—2             Transitional arrangement
                   (1)      A claim about the presence or absence of dietary fibre in a food must comply with section 1.2.7—12 or section 1.2.12—3, but not a combination of both.
                   (2)      To avoid doubt, this Standard only relates to the application of section 1.2.7—12 and does not affect the application of any other provision of Standard 1.2.7.
                   (3)      Subsection 1.1.1—9(1) does not apply to this Standard.
1.2.12—3             Transitional requirements for dietary fibre nutrition content claims
                   (1)      A claim about the presence or absence of dietary fibre in a food may use any descriptor that is not mentioned in subsection 1.2.12—3(2), including a descriptor expressed as a number or in numeric form.
                   (2)      If a claim about the presence of dietary fibre in a food uses the descriptor ‘increased’ or a synonym of that descriptor, that food must contain at least 25% more dietary fibre than in the same quantity of reference food.
                   (3)      In this section:
food group has the same meaning as in Standard 1.2.7.
reference food means a food that is:
                            (a)      of the same type as the food for which a claim is made and that has not been further processed, formulated, reformulated or modified to increase or decrease the amount of dietary fibre; or
                            (b)      a dietary substitute for the food in the same food group as the food for which a claim is made.
1.2.12—4             Expiry of the transitional arrangement
                            This Standard ceases to have effect on 18 January 2017.
 

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