Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.5.3 – Fermented milk products

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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 2.5.3       Fermented milk products
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.
Note 3        In Australia, dairy products must be processed in accordance with Standard 4.2.4.
2.5.3—1               Name
                            This Standard is Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.5.3 – Fermented milk products.
                                      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.
2.5.3—2               Definitions
Note           In this Code (see section 1.1.2—3):
                                      fermented milk means a food obtained by fermentation of milk or products derived from milk, where the fermentation involves the action of microorganisms and results in coagulation and a reduction in pH.
                                      yoghurt means a fermented milk where the fermentation has been carried out with lactic acid producing microorganisms.
2.5.3—3               Requirement for food sold as fermented milk or yoghurt
                            A food that is sold as fermented milk or ‘yoghurt’ must:
                            (a)      be fermented milk or yoghurt as appropriate, or of fermented milk or yoghurt with other foods added; and
                            (b)      have a pH of no more than 4.5; and
                            (c)      have no less than 106 cfu/g microorganisms used in the fermentation; and
                            (d)      if the food is derived from cow’s milk—contain no less than 30 g/kg protein (measured as crude protein).
2.5.3—4               Compositional requirement for fermented milk or yoghurt used as an ingredient
                            If a food contains fermented milk or yoghurt as an ingredient, that ingredient must comply with paragraphs 2.5.3—3(a) to (d).
2.5.3—5               Compositional requirement for phytosterols, phytostanols and their esters in yoghurt
                            *Phytosterols, phytostanols and their esters may be added to yoghurt only if:
                            (a)      the yoghurt contains no more than 1.5 g total fat/100 g; and
                            (b)      the yoghurt is supplied in a package, the capacity of which is no more than 200 g; and
                            (c)      the *total plant sterol equivalents content added is no less than 0.8 g and no more than 1.0 g/package.
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