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Amendment No. 159 – 7 December 2015

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Amendment No. 159 contains amendments to the following Standards in the current Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code and the revised Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code which commences on 1 March 2016

Current Code:

1.1.1 – Preliminary Provisions – Application, Interpretation and General Prohibitions

1.2.7 – Nutrition, Health and Related ClaimsNutrition, Health and Related Claims

1.2.8 – Nutrition Information Requirements

1.4.4 – Prohibited and Restricted Plants and Fungi

1.5.2 – Food producing using Gene Technology

2.9.2 – Foods for Infants 

Revised Code:

1.1.1 – Structure of the Code and general provisions

1.1.2 – Definitions used throughout the Code

1.2.7 – Nutrition, health and related claims

1.2.8 – Nutrition information requirements

1.4.4 Prohibited and restricted plants and fungi

Schedule 4 Nutrition, health and related claims

Schedule 5 Nutrient profiling scoring method

Schedule 12 Nutrition information panels

Schedule 13 Nutrition information required for food in small packages

Schedule 18 – Processing aids

Schedule 26 – Food produced using gene technology


The Application and Proposals under which these amendments are made are as follows:

A1106 – Food derived from Herbicide-tolerant & Insect-protected Corn Line 4114

A1107 – Asparaginase from Bacillus subtilis as a Processing Aid (Enzyme)

P1016 – Hydrocyanic Acid in Apricot Kernels & Other Foods

P1037 – Amendments associated with Nutrition Content & Health Claims

P1038 – Vitamin & Mineral Claims & Sodium Claims about Food containing Alcohol


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