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Standard 2.8.1 – Sugar and Sugar Products – Food Standards (Proposal P1025 – Code Revision) Variation—Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Amendment No. 154

The Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand gives notice of the making of this standard under section 92 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991.

The Standard commences on 1 March 2016.

Dated 25 March 2015

Standards Management Officer, Delegate of the Board of Food Standards Australia New Zealand.

Note:

This Standard will be published in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette No. FSC 96 on 10 April 2015.

Note 1 This instrument is a standard under the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (Cth). The standards together make up the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. See also section 1.1.1—3.

Note 2 The provisions of the Code that apply in New Zealand are incorporated in, or adopted under, the Food Act 2014 (NZ). See also section 1.1.1—3.

Note 3 The term ‘sugars’ is used, with different meaning, throughout the Code.

2.8.1—1 Name

This Standard is Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Standard 2.8.1 – Sugars and honey.

Note Commencement: This Standard commences on 1 March 2016, being the date specified as the commencement date in notices in the Gazette and the New Zealand Gazette under section 92 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 (Cth). See also section 93 of that Act.

2.8.1—2 Definitions

Note In this Code (see sections 1.1.2—2 and 1.1.2—3):

icing means a mixture of sugar and other foods for use as a coating and includes frosting, plastic icing and icing gel.

sugar means, unless otherwise expressly stated, any of the following:

(a) white sugar;

(b) caster sugar;

(c) icing sugar;

(d) loaf sugar;

(e) coffee sugar;

(f) raw sugar.

white sugar means purified crystallised sucrose.

2.8.1—3 Requirement for food sold as white sugar

A food that is sold as ‘white sugar’ must:

(a) be white sugar; and

(b) have no less than 99.7% sucrose content, calculated on a dry basis.

2.8.1—4 Requirement for food sold as icing

A food that is sold as ‘icing’ must be icing.