Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.1.1 – Cereal and cereal 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 2.1.1       Cereal and cereal 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.
Division 1       Preliminary
2.1.1—1               Name
                            This Standard is Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.1.1 – Cereal and cereal 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.
Division 2       Bread and bread products
2.1.1—2               Definitions
Note           In this Code (see section 1.1.2—3):
                                      bread means:
                                                  (a)        a food that is made by baking a yeast-leavened dough prepared from one or more cereal flours or meals and water; or
                                                  (b)        such a food with other foods added.
                                      wheat flour includes wholemeal wheat flour.
                                      wholegrain means the intact grain or the dehulled, ground, milled, cracked or flaked grain where the constituents—endosperm, germ and bran—are present in such proportions that represent the typical ratio of those fractions occurring in the whole cereal, and includes wholemeal.
                                      wholemeal means the product containing all the milled constituents of the grain in such proportions that it represents the typical ratio of those fractions occurring in the whole cereal.
2.1.1—3               Requirement for food sold as bread
                            A food that is sold as bread must be bread.
2.1.1—4               Application of sections 2.1.1—5 and 2.1.1—6
                            Sections 2.1.1—5 and 2.1.1—6 do not apply to:
                            (a)      the following foods, or to wheat flour used to make those products:
                                      (i)       pizza bases;
                                      (ii)      breadcrumbs;
                                      (iii)     pastries;
                                      (iv)     cakes, including brioche, panettone and stollen;
                                      (v)      biscuits;
                                      (vi)     crackers; or
                            (b)      bread that is represented as organic.
2.1.1—5               Requirement for folic acid and thiamin in bread flour
Note           This section applies in Australia only.
                            Wheat flour that is sold as suitable for making bread to which this section applies must contain:
                            (a)      no less than 2 mg/kg, and no more than 3 mg/kg, of folic acid; and
                            (b)      no less than 6.4 mg/kg thiamin.
2.1.1—6               Requirement for iodised salt in bread
                   (1)      Iodised salt must be used for making bread to which this section applies where salt would ordinarily be used.
                   (2)      This section does not prevent:
                            (a)      the addition of salt other than iodised salt to the surface of bread; or
                                                  Example           The addition of rock salt
                            (b)      the addition of other food containing salt other than iodised salt during the making of bread.
Division 3       Wholegrain cereals and cereal products
2.1.1—7               Requirement for food sold as wholemeal or wholegrain product
                            A food that is sold as, or as being made from:
                            (a)      ‘wholemeal’; or
                            (b)      ‘wholegrain’;
                            must consist of, or have as an ingredient, wholemeal or wholegrain as appropriate.
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