Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.10.3 – Chewing gum

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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 2.10.3     Chewing gum
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.
2.10.3—1             Name
                            This Standard is Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.10.3 – Chewing gum.
                                      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.
2.10.3—2             Definition
Note           In this Code (see section 1.1.2—2):
                                      releasable calcium, CaR, means the amount of calcium, in mg/g of chewing gum, released into the mouth during 20 minutes of chewing that is calculated using the following equation:
                                     
                                      where:
                                      CaO is the original calcium concentration in the chewing gum in mg/g of chewing gum.
                                      WO is the weight of the original chewing gum in g.
                                      CaC is the residual calcium in the gum after it has been chewed for 20 minutes in mg/g of chewing gum.
                                      WC is the weight of the chewed gum in g.
                                      small package means a package with a surface area of less than 100 cm2.
2.10.3—3             Addition of calcium to chewing gum
                            Calcium may be added to chewing gum only if:
                            (a)      the chewing gum contains no more than 0.2% residual sugars; and
                            (b)      the calcium is in a permitted form specified in section S17—3.
2.10.3—4             Claims about the presence of calcium in chewing gum
                   (1)      Despite subsection 1.2.7—12(1), a claim to the effect that chewing gum is a good source of calcium or *releasable calcium must not be made.
                                      Note    Subsection 1.2.7—12(1) and the table to section S4—3 regulate when nutrition content claims may be made, including nutrition content claims about a food being a good source of vitamins or minerals.
                   (2)      A claim about the presence of *releasable calcium in chewing gum may be made only if:
                            (a)      the chewing gum contains no more than 0.2% residual sugars; and
                            (b)      the chewing gum contains no less than 80 mg (10% RDI) of releasable calcium per serve; and
                            (c)      the amount claimed is no more than 200 mg (25% RDI) of releasable calcium per serve; and
                            (d)      the *supplier who makes the claim or includes it on a label or in an advertisement:
                                      (i)       has records that substantiate the matters listed in paragraphs (b) and (c); and
                                      (ii)      makes the records available to the *relevant authority upon request.
2.10.3—5             Labelling requirements
                   (1)      If a claim is made in accordance with section 2.10.3—4, the nutrition information panel must include:
                            (a)      for chewing gum in a small package:
                                      (i)       the *average quantity of *releasable calcium per serve; and
                                      (ii)      the serving size; and
                            (b)      for chewing gum other than in a small package—the average quantity of releasable calcium per serve and per 100 g; and
                            (c)      in any case:
                                      (i)       the proportion of the *RDI (for calcium) of releasable calcium per serve; and
                                      (ii)      a statement to the effect that the average quantity of calcium is released during 20 minutes of chewing.
                   (2)      For chewing gum in a small package:
                            (a)      the information need not be set out in a nutrition information panel; and
                            (b)      to avoid doubt, paragraph 1.2.8—14(1)(b) does not apply in relation to a claim made in accordance with section 2.10.3—4.
                   (3)      For chewing gum other than in a small package, the nutrition information panel may be set out in the form specified in section S12—7.
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