New Zealand has joint food standards for labelling and composition with Australia. We also have some food standards that are specific to New Zealand.
Joint Australia NZ Food Standards adopted
In 2002, New Zealand adopted the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, and all its amendments, as joint food standards (except for the Australia-specific chapters and standards).
The 2002 Standard which adopted the Code has now been superseded by the Adoption of the Joint Food Standards under the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code Notice. The Notice took effect from 26 February 2018.
- Download the Notice for adoption of the joint food standards [PDF, 126 KB]
- Read about the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code
- Check the Food Standards Code
Updates to food standards
The Notice adopts the standards up to and including amendment number 176 (excluding amendment 169). You can find these amendments to the Food Standards Code on the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) website.
As further amendments to the Food Standards Code are made we'll update New Zealand's adoption of the standards through Notice amendments.
Food Standards 2002 no longer apply
The New Zealand (Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code) Food Standards 2002, which originally adopted the Code into New Zealand law, no longer apply. These revoked Standards and their amendments are still available to download for your reference.
New Zealand-specific standards
This revocation standard is the Food (Revocation of Maximum Residue Limits of Agricultural Compounds, Importer Listing, Importer General Requirements, Prescribed Foods, and Imported Milk and Milk Products Standards) Standard 2016
This standard sets requirements for the processing of UCFM (including, without limitation, products such as salami and beer sticks). UCFM is also a prescribed food under Food (Prescribed Foods) Standard 2007.
The New Zealand (Bee Product Warning Statements - Dietary Supplements) Food Standards 2002 continue the requirements that existed as mandatory standards in the New Zealand Food Standard 2001 for warning statements for products containing royal jelly, bee pollen and propolis when sold as dietary supplements.
The purpose of this standard is to a) provide an interim regulatory arrangement for supplemented food until there are appropriate provisions in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code); and b) regulate the “food-type” dietary supplements that were formerly regulated under the Dietary Supplements Regulations 1985.