FSANZ Publishes Food Standards Code Revision (2020) Variation

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On June 02, 2021, the Food Standard Australia and New Zealand published regulation on the Food Standards (Proposal P1051 – Code Revision (2020)) Variation. The regulation amends various standards and schedules.

The focal points of the scientific document are summarized here:

  • Omission by substitution of GRAS list of flavouring substances published by FEMA edition 28 to edition 29.
  • Typographical updates on the labelling requirements of date marking, nutritional information and microbiological limits in food.
  • The instrument will amend the following standards and schedules listed below:

Standard 2.2.3 – Fish and fish products
Standard 2.6.3 – Kava
Standard 4.2.3 – Primary production and processing standard for meat
Standard 4.2.4 – Primary production and processing standard for dairy products
Schedule 11 – Calculation of values for nutrition information panel
Schedule 15 – Substances that may be used as food additives

Schedule 18 – Processing aids
Schedule 19 – Maximum levels of contaminants and natural toxicants
Schedule 20 – Maximum residue limits
Schedule 25 – Permitted novel foods
Schedule 27 – Microbiological limits in food
Schedule 29 – Special purpose foods


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