Food standards amendments
New Zealand has joint food standards for labelling and composition with Australia. This page has amendments to the joint food standards Notice. You can also download amendments to the now-revoked Food Standards 2002.
Adoption of joint Food Standards
On 26 February 2018, 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).
This was done under the Adoption of the Joint Food Standards under the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code Notice. This supersedes a 2002 standard which initially adopted the Code.
Joint food standards Notice: amendments
Australian Amendment No. 181 and 182. Allows for thermolysin as a processing aid, polysorbate 20 as a food additive, and incorporates Code Revision 2018.
Australian Amendment No. 179 and 180. Allows for food derived from a herbicide-tolerant cotton line, food derived from an insect-protected cotton line, a new method of analysis for resistant starch, re-categorises coconut milk for food additive purposes, and allows two new enzymes as processing aids.
Australian Amendment No. 169. It permits the sale of low-THC hemp seed and hemp seed products as food in New Zealand
Australian Amendment No. 177 and 178. Allows for a genetically modified rice line; genetically modified canola line; and the use of an enzyme as a processing aid. Excludes Amendment No. 169 for hemp seed products which requires change to NZ law before it can be adopted.
Up to Australian amendment No. 176. Effective 26 February 2018. Includes adoption of Food Standards Code, amendments relating to a genetically modified potato and canola, and a new enzyme as a processing aid in bakery products. Excludes Amendment 169 for hemp seed products which requires changes to NZ law before it can be adopted.
Amendments to Food Standards 2002 (now revoked)
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