Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.7.3 – Fruit wine, vegetable wine and mead

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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 25 March 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 96 on 10 April 2015.
 
Standard 2.7.3       Fruit wine, vegetable wine and mead
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.
2.7.3—1               Name
                            This Standard is Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.7.3 – Fruit wine, vegetable wine and mead.
                                      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.
2.7.3—2               Definitions
Note           In this Code (see section 1.1.2—3):
                                      cider means the fruit wine prepared from the juice or must of apples or apples and pears and with no more than 25% of the juice or must of pears.
                                      fruit wine or vegetable wine means:
                                                  (a)        a food that:
                                                               (i)         is prepared from the complete or partial fermentation of fruit, vegetable, grains, cereals or any combination or preparation of those foods; and
                                                               (ii)        is not a wine or a wine product; or
                                                  (b)        such a food with any of the following added during production:
                                                               (i)         fruit juice and fruit juice products;
                                                               (ii)        vegetable juice and vegetable juice products;
                                                               (iii)       sugars;
                                                               (iv)       honey;
                                                               (v)        spices;
                                                               (vi)       alcohol;
                                                               (vii)      water.
                                      fruit wine product or vegetable wine product means a food containing no less than 700 mL/L of fruit wine, or vegetable wine, or both fruit and vegetable wine, which has been formulated, processed, modified or mixed with other foods such that it is not a fruit wine or vegetable wine.
                                      mead means:
                                                  (a)        a food that is prepared from the complete or partial fermentation of honey; or
                                                  (b)        such a food with any of the following added during production:
                                                               (i)         fruit juice and fruit juice products;
                                                               (ii)        vegetable juice and vegetable juice products;
                                                               (iii)       sugars;
                                                               (iv)       honey;
                                                               (v)        spices;
                                                               (vi)       alcohol;
                                                               (vii)      water.
                                      perry means the fruit wine prepared from the juice or must of pears or pears and apples and with no more than 25% of the juice or must of apples.
2.7.3—3               Requirement for food sold as cider, mead, perry, fruit wine and vegetable wine
                            (1)      Perry may be named pear cider.
                            (2)      A food that is sold as a ‘cider’, ‘mead’, ‘perry’, a fruit wine or a vegetable wine must be cider, mead, perry, a fruit wine or a vegetable wine, as appropriate.
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