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P1010 – Formulated Supplementary Sports Foods

Through Proposal P1010, we're reviewing Standard 2.9.4 – Formulated Supplementary Sports Foods of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code).

Formulated supplementary sports foods (sports foods) refer to foods and drinks which are designed to assist sports people in achieving specific nutritional or performance goals. These 'special purpose' foods may contain specified ingredients which are either not permitted to be added to 'general purpose' foods and drinks, or are added at a higher level. Such foods are intended to supplement the diet rather than be a sole or principal source of nutrition.

To inform our assessment, FSANZ is now calling for data on substances for use in sports foods​. The call for data is open until 9 September 2021.

Background

Proposal P1010 has been formally prepared following a request from the Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation in October 2018 to review Standard 2.9.4 – Formulated supplementary sports foods. This request follows a round table on sports supplements convened in July 2018 by the Australian Government Department of Health on behalf of the Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC).

Standard R10 of the Australian Food Standards Code was gazetted in 1998 and adopted with only minor amendment as Standard 2.9.4 - Formulated supplementary sports foods in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, gazetted in 2000.

Proposal P236 - Sports Foods began a review of Standard 2.9.4 in 2001 but was formally abandoned in 2013 for administrative reasons. Consumer research to better understand responses to sports foods was conducted in 2010 and 2012.

Key Documents

Administrative Assessment (pdf 362 kb) | (word 71 kb)

This page will be updated as work progresses. If you are interested in participating in future public consultations please email standards.management@foodstandards.gov.au

More information 

See our consumer page for more information on sports foods.

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