FSANZ Issues the Amendment No.198 Food Standards Code Variations

Posted By: Trace One

On March 25, 2021, the Food Standards Australia New Zealand published various legislations collectively in the Food Standards Gazette Amendment No. 198.

The Food standard legislative amendments are provided as below:

  1. Food Standards (Application A1155 - 2′-FL and LNnT in infant formula and other products) Variation (https://fnmcompliancecloud.selerant.com/Article/262946)
  2. Food Standards (Application A1175 – Rapeseed protein isolate as a novel food) Variation (https://fnmcompliancecloud.selerant.com/Article/262761)
  3. Food Standards (Application A1180 – Natural Glycolipids as a preservative in non-alcoholic beverages) Variation (https://fnmcompliancecloud.selerant.com/Article/262910)
  4. Food Standards (Application A1186 – Soy Leghaemoglobin in analogue meat) Variation (https://fnmcompliancecloud.selerant.com/Article/262911)

This is the main information reported in the standards:

  • Restriction to the addition to infant formula product of inulin-type fructans and galacto-oligosaccharides
  • Specification for 2′-O-fucosyllactose and lacto-N-neotetraose including assays, physicochemical and microbial requirements in Infant formula.
  • Replacement of the term ‘gene technology’ with ‘gene technology of plant origin’ in Infant formula.
  • Infant formula products—substances permitted as nutritive substances
  • Specification for rapeseed protein isolate- Composition, purity, heavy metals and microbial requirements
  • Specification for sweet osmanthus ear glycolipids including physicochemical, microbial and heavy metals.

To view the standards, check out the Food News Monitoring System.