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This is an unofficial consolidated version of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) provided for your convenience only. The Code published in the Gazette is the official legal document that is given legal force via State, Territory, Commonwealth and New Zealand food legislation. You are advised to refer to the Code published in the Gazette for legal purposes.

Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code 

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Table of contents

Cover page

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Commentary

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Amendment History

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Index

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Table of contents

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Chapter 1 - General Food Standards

Chapter 1 deals with standards which apply to all foods, however, New Zealand regulates its own Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for food, and Standard 1.4.2 regulates MRLs in Australia only.

Chapter 2 - Food Product Standards

Chapter 2 deals with standards affecting particular classes of foods.

Chapter 3 - Food Safety Standards

Chapter 3 deals with food hygiene issues in Australia. New Zealand has its own food hygiene arrangements, and food hygiene is not part of the joint food standards system.

Chapter 4 - Primary Production Standards

Chapter 4 establishes primary production standards for agricultural commodities

Chapter 1 - General Food Standards

PART 1.1 Preliminary

Standard 1.1.1

Preliminary Provisions - Application, Interpretation and  General Prohibitions

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Standard 1.1.2

Supplementary Definitions for Foods

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PART 1.1A Transitional Standards

Standard 1.1A.2

Transitional Standard for Health Claims

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Standard 1.1A.6

Transitional Standard for Special purposes Foods  (including Amino Acid Modified Foods) (New Zealand Only)

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PART 1.2 Labelling and other Information Requirements

Standard 1.2.1

Application of Labelling and Other Information Requirements

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Standard 1.2.2

Food Identification Requirements

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Standard 1.2.3

Mandatory Warning and Advisory Statements and Declarations

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Standard 1.2.4Labelling of Ingredients

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Standard 1.2.5Date Marking of Packaged Food

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Standard 1.2.6Directions for Use and Storage

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Standard 1.2.7Reserved (Representations about Food)

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Standard 1.2.8Nutrition Information Requirements

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Standard 1.2.9Legibility Requirements

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Standard 1.2.10Characterising Ingredients and Components of Food

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Standard 1.2.11

Country of Origin Requirements

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PART 1.3 Substances Added to Food

Standard 1.3.1

Food Additives

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Schedule 1

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Schedules 2,3,4,5

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Standard 1.3.2Vitamins and Minerals

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Standard 1.3.3Processing Aids

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Standard 1.3.4Identity and Purity
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PART 1.4 Contaminants and Residues 

Standard 1.4.1

Contaminants and Natural Toxicants

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Standard 1.4.2Maximum Residue Limits (Australia Only)

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Schedule 1 - Maximum Residue Limits,
Schedule 2 - Extraneous Residue Limits,
Schedule 3 - Chemical Groups

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Schedule 4 - Foods and Classes of Foods

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Standard 1.4.3Articles and Materials in Contact with Food
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Standard 1.4.4Prohibited and Restricted Plants and Fungi
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PART 1.5 Foods Requiring Pre-Market Clearance

Standard 1.5.1

Novel Foods 

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Standard 1.5.2

Food Produced Using GeneTechnology

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Standard 1.5.3

Irradiation of Food

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PART 1.6 Microbiological and Processing Requirements   

Standard 1.6.1

Microbiological Limits for Food

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Standard 1.6.2

Processing Requirements (Australia Only)

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 Chapter 2 - Food Product Standards

PART 2.1 Cereals

Standard 2.1.1 

Cereals and Cereal Products

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PART 2.2 Meat, Eggs and Fish

Standard 2.2.1 

Meat and Meat Products

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Standard 2.2.2

Egg and Egg Products

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Standards 2.2.3

Fish and Fish Products

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PART 2.3 Fruits and Vegetables

Standard 2.3.1

Fruit and Vegetables

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Standard 2.3.2

Jam and Related Products 

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PART 2.4  Edible Oils

Standard 2.4.1

Edible Oils

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Standard 2.4.2

 Edible Oils Spreads

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PART 2.5 Dairy Products

Standard 2.5.1

 Milk

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Standard 2.5.2

Cream

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Standard 2.5.3

Fermented Milk Products
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Standard 2.5.4

Cheese
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Standard 2.5.5

Butter
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Standard 2.5.6

Ice Cream
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Standard 2.5.7

Dried Milks, Evaporated Milks and Condensed Milks
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PART 2.6 Non-alcoholic Beverages

Standard 2.6.1

 Fruit Juice and Vegetable Juice

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Standard 2.6.2

Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Brewed Soft Drinks

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Standard 2.6.3

Kava
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Standard 2.6.4

Formulated Caffeinated Beverages
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PART 2.7 Alcoholic Beverages

Standard 2.7.1

 Labelling of Alcoholic Beverages and Food Containing Alcohol 

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Standard 2.7.2

Beer

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Standard 2.7.3

Fruit Wine and Vegetable Wine
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Standard 2.7.4

Wine and Wine Product
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Standard 2.7.5Spirits
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PART 2.8 Sugars and Honey

Standard 2.8.1

 Sugars

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Standard 2.8.2

Honey

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PART 2.9 Special Purpose Foods

Standard 2.9.1

Infant Formula Products

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Standard 2.9.2

Foods for Infants

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Standard 2.9.3

Formulated Meal Replacements and Formulated  Supplementary Foods

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Standard 2.9.4

Formulated Supplementary Sports Foods

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Standard 2.9.5

Reserved (Medical Foods)

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Standard 2.9.6

Reserved (Foods Formulated for Special Diets)

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Standard 2.9.7

Reserved (Macronutrient Modified Foods)  
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PART 2.10 Standards for Other Food

Standard 2.10.1

 Vinegar and Related Products

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Standard 2.10.2

Salt and Salt Products

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Chapter 3 - Food Safety Standards (Australia Only)

PART 3.1 Preliminary

Standard 3.1.1

 Interpretation and Application

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PART 3.2 Food Safety Requirements

Standard 3.2.1

 Food Safety Programs

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Standard 3.2.2

Food Safety Practices and General Requirements
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Standard 3.2.3

Food Premises and Equipment

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PART 3.3

Standard 3.3.1

 Food Safety Programs for Food Service to Vulnerable Persons

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Chapter 4 - Primary Production Standards(Australia Only)

PART 4.2

Standard 4.2.1

Primary Production and Processing Standard for Seafood (Australia only)

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Standard 4.2.2

Primary Production and Processing Standard for Poultry Meat (Australia only)
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Standard 4.2.3

Primary Production and Processing Standard for Meat  (Australia only)

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Standard 4.2.4

Primary Production and Processing Standard for Dairy Products  (Australia only)

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Standard 4.2.4A 

Primary Production and Processing Standard for Specific Cheeses (Australia only)

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PART 4.5

Standard 4.5.1

 Wine Production Requirements (Australia only)  
 

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