Food Standards (Proposal P242 – Food for Special Medical Purposes – Consequential) Variation

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Food Standards (Proposal P242 – Food for Special Medical Purposes – Consequential) Variation
 
The Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand gives notice of the making of this variation under section 92 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991. The Standard commences on the date specified in clause 3 of this variation.
 
Dated 22 June 2012
Standards Management Officer
Delegate of the Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand
 
 
 
1             Name
 
This instrument is the Food Standards (Proposal P242 – Food for Special Medical Purposes – Consequential) Variation.
 
2             Variation to Standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code
 
The Schedule varies the Standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
 
3             Commencement
 
This variation commences on 28 June 2014.
 
SCHEDULE
 
[1]           Standard 1.1.1 is varied by –
 
[1.1]        inserting in clause 2 the following definitions in alphabetical order –
 
food for special medical purposes has the meaning given by Standard 2.9.5.
 
small package means a package with a surface area of less than 100 cm2.
 
transportation outer means a container or wrapper which –
 
(a)           encases packaged or unpackaged foods for the purpose of transportation and distribution; and
(b)          is removed before the food is used or offered for retail sale, or is not taken away by the purchaser of the food.
 
[1.2]        omitting paragraph (e) from the definition of warning statement in clause 2, substituting –
 
(e)           sub clauses 3(3) and 3(4) of Standard 2.9.4; and
(f)           subclause 10(4) of Standard 2.9.5.
 
[1.3]        inserting in alphabetical order in the Table to clause 8 –
 
MJ
Megajoule
 
[2]           Standard 1.1A.6 is varied by omitting subclause 2(3), substituting –
 
(3)           This Standard ceases to have effect on the date of commencement of Standard 2.9.5, other than in relation to food formulated and represented as being for the dietary management of obesity.
 
[3]           Standard 1.2.1 is varied by omitting from clause 1 the definitions of small package and transportation outer
 
[4]           Standard 1.3.1 is varied by –
 
[4.1]        omitting from Schedule 1, the heading to Item 13, substituting –
 
13              SPECIAL PURPOSE FOODS
[4.2]        inserting in Schedule 1 after Item 13.4.2 –
 
13.5           Food for special medical purposes*

 
200 201 202 203
Sorbic acid and sodium, potassium and calcium sorbates
1500
mg/kg
 
 

 
210 211 212 213
Benzoic acid and sodium, potassium and calcium benzoates
1500
mg/kg
 
 

 
338
Phosphoric acid
GMP
 
 
Permitted for use as an acidity regulator

 
524
Sodium hydroxide
GMP
 
 
Permitted for use as an acidity regulator

 
525
Potassium hydroxide
GMP
 
 
Permitted for use as an acidity regulator

 
950
Acesulphame potassium
450
mg/kg
 
 

 
954
Saccharin
200
mg/kg
 
 

 
962
 
Aspartame-acesulphame salt
450
mg/kg
 
 

13.5.1        Liquid food for special medical purposes*

 
123
Amaranth
30
mg/kg
 
 

 
160b
 
Annatto extracts
10
mg/kg
 
 

13.5.2        Food for special medical purposes other than liquids*

 
123
Amaranth
300
mg/kg
 
 

 
160b
Annatto extracts
25
mg/kg
 
 

 
[5]           Standard 1.3.4 is varied by adding at the end of the Schedule –
 
Specification selenium-enriched yeast
 
Selenium-enriched yeasts are produced by culture in the presence of sodium selenite as a source of selenium. These yeasts contain selenium according to the following criteria –
 
Total selenium content
No more than 2.5 mg/kg of the dried form as marketed

 
 

Levels of organic selenium species (% total extracted selenium):
 

             Selenomethionine
No less than 60% and no more than 85%

             Other organic selenium compounds (including selenocysteine)
No more than 10%

Levels of inorganic selenium (% total extracted selenium)
No more than 1%