Policy - Food Regulations made under the Food Act 1998

Published by:
Ministry of Health and Quality of Life
Published year:
1999
Is the policy document adopted?:
No / No information
Type of policy:
Legislation relevant to nutrition

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3.         Labelling requirements of pre-packed food

(q)        where a claim is made as to the presence in that food of any vitamin or mineral or amino acid, a statement setting out in the case of -

                        (i)         vitamin, the quantity of each vitamin in International Units or milligrams;

                        (ii)        mineral, the quantity of each mineral in parts per cent or milligrams; or

                        (iii)       amino acid, the quantity of each amino acid in milligrams present in a stated quantity of food

5.        Food with decrease sodium content     

No person shall import, manufacture, process, pack, store, offer for sale or sell any food whose sodium content has been decreased or eliminated, unless the label on the package of the food bears the appropriate terminology for the following quantitative standards in respect of element of sodium -

            (a)        "Sodium free"               - not more than 5 milligrams per 100 grams;

            (b)        "Very low sodium"       - not more than 35 milligrams per 100 grams;

            (c)        "Low sodium" - not more than 140 milligrams per 100 grams;

            (d)        "Reduced sodium"        - processed to reduce the usual level of sodium by 75 per cent;

            (e)        "Unsalted"                    - processed without sodium chloride;

            (f)        "No salt added"            - should express the natural sodium content in milligram per 100 grams.

6.         Low calorie food

(1)        No person shall import, manufacture, process, pack, store, offer for sale or sell any food labelled -

                        (a)        "LOW CALORIE" unless the food contains not more than 40 calorie per 100 grams of food;

                        (b)        "REDUCED CALORIE" unless the calorie content of the food is one third lower than the calorie content of the food to which it is compared; and

                        (c)        "DIET" or "DIETIC PRODUCT" unless the product complies with the standards specified in paragraph (2).

(2)        "DIET" or "DIETIC PRODUCT" shall -

                        (a)         comply with the requirements for low or reduced calorie food;

                        (b)         be clearly described as being useful for special dietary purposes; and

                        (c)         not make any claim to the effect that the food is guaranteed to maintain or reduce body weight.

176.     Infant formula and breast milk

No person shall -

                        (a)        advertise or cause to be advertised any infant formula with any claims to the effect that the infant formula is superior to breast milk; and

                        (b)        import, pack, store, offer for sale or sell any infant formula which bears a label claiming that the infant formula is superior to breast milk.

 

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