NEW FOOD (AMENDMENT) REGULATIONS 2016
The Food (Amendment) Regulations 2016 came into effect on 2 February 2016. Key changes include:
- Provision to allow the use of a new additive (advantame) and a new ingredient (bovine lactoferrin in infant formula).
- Prohibition of the import, sale, and advertisement of raw milk for human consumption.
- Requirement that food products labelled as “organic” (or similar terms) must be certified as organic under an inspection and certification system that complies with the CODEX guidelines for the production, processing, labelling and marketing of organically-produced foods, GL 32-1999; or similar.
- Provision to allow the use of the generic term “modified starches” for labelling purposes.
Download the Food (Amendment) Regulations 2016 here.