Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.4.2 – Edible oil spreads

Link to law: https://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2015L00461

 
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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 2.4.2       Edible oil spreads
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.
2.4.2—1               Name
                            This Standard is Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.4.2 – Edible oil spreads.
                                      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.
2.4.2—2               Definitions
Note           In this Code (see section 1.1.2—3):
                                      edible oil means the triglycerides, diglycerides, or both the triglycerides and diglycerides of fatty acids of plant or animal origin, including aquatic plants and aquatic animals, with incidental amounts of free fatty acids, unsaponifiable constituents and other lipids including naturally occurring gums, waxes and phosphatides.
                                      edible oil spread means:
                                                  (a)        a spreadable food composed of edible oils and water in the form of an emulsion of the type water-in-oil; or
                                                  (b)        such a food with any of the following added:
                                                               (i)         water;
                                                               (ii)        edible proteins;
                                                               (iii)       salt;
                                                               (iv)       lactic acid producing microorganisms;
                                                               (v)        flavour producing microorganisms;
                                                               (vi)       milk products;
                                                               (vii)      no more than 82 g/kg of total plant sterol equivalents content.
                                      margarine means an edible oil spread containing no less than 800g/kg of edible oils.
2.4.2—3               Requirements for sale as edible oil spread or margarine
Application of section to New Zealand
                   (1)      Subsections (3) and (5) do not apply to edible oil spread or margarine produced in, or imported into, New Zealand.
Requirement for food sold as edible oil spread
                   (2)      A food that is sold as an edible oil spread must be edible oil spread.
Requirement for food sold as table edible oil spread
                   (3)      A food that is sold as a ‘table’ edible oil spread must be edible oil spread containing no less than 55 μg/kg of vitamin D.
Requirement for food sold as margarine
                   (4)      A food that is sold as ‘margarine’ must be margarine.
Requirement for food sold as table margarine
                   (5)      A food that is sold as ‘table margarine’ must be margarine containing no less than 55 μg/kg of vitamin D.
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