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)
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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.
Standard 2.6.2 - Non-alcoholic Beverages and Brewed Soft Drinks regulates electrolyte drinks and bases.
Standard 2.9.3 - Formulated Meal replacements and Formulated Supplementary Foods may regulate some products used for sport.
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