Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.8.2 – Honey

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2015L00407

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Food Standards (Proposal P1025 – Code Revision) Variation
 
 
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 2.8.2       Honey
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.
2.8.2—1               Name
                            This Standard is Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.8.2 – Honey.
                                      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.
2.8.2—2               Definitions
Note           In this Code (see section 1.1.2—3):
                                      honey means the natural sweet substance produced by honey bees from the nectar of blossoms or from secretions of living parts of plants or excretions of plant sucking insects on the living parts of plants, which honey bees collect, transform and combine with specific substances of their own, store and leave in the honey comb to ripen and mature.
2.8.2—3               Requirement for food sold as honey
                            A food that is sold as ‘honey’ must:
                            (a)      be honey; and
                            (b)      contain:
                                      (i)       no less than 60% reducing sugars; and
                                      (ii)      no more than 21% moisture.
2.8.2—4               Prescribed name
                            ‘Honey’ is a *prescribed name.
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