Policy guideline on intent of Part 2.9 of the food standards code - special purpose foods

Page last updated: 21 November 2016

(Endorsed 23 October 2009)
In November 2007, the Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) tasked the Addition to Food of Substances other than Vitamins and Minerals Working Group (Working Group) with developing a Policy Guideline for the intent of Part 2.9– Special Purpose Foods of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code).

The Policy Guideline was developed to provide overarching guidance to Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and assist them in their review and any future development of food standards in Part 2.9 of the Food Standards Code (the Code). It was not the intention of the Policy Guideline to remove any Standards from the Code but to provide FSANZ with guidance to ensure that Standards relating to Special Purpose Foods were placed appropriately within the Code, and conversely that Part 2.9 Standards do not unintentionally capture foods that are general purpose in nature.

The Policy Options Consultation Paper on the Intent of 2.9 was released for public consultation from 17 January to 2 March 2009. Following review of all the submissions, the FRSC Working Group drafted a Policy Guideline for consideration by the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council).

On 23 October 2009, the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council (Ministerial Council) endorsed the Policy Guideline on the Intent of Part 2.9 of the Food Standards Code - Special Purpose Foods.
Policy Guideline on Intent of Part 2.9 of the Food Standards Code - Special Purpose Foods (Word 24 KB)
Policy Guideline on Intent of Part 2.9 of the Food Standards Code - Special Purpose Foods (PDF 43 KB)

Review on the intent of part 2.9 of the code - Special Purpose Foods (Word 18 KB)
Review on the intent of part 2.9 of the code - Special Purpose Foods (PDF 33 KB)

Summary of Submissions - Scoping Phase (Word 169 KB)
Summary of Submissions - Scoping Phase (PDF 316 KB)

Revised Timelines for Policy Guideline on the Intent of Part 2.9 of the Code (Word 18 KB)
Revised Timelines for Policy Guideline on the Intent of Part 2.9 of the Code (PDF 14 KB)

Consultation Paper on the Food Regulatory Policy Options (Word 67 KB)
Consultation Paper on the Food Regulatory Policy Options (PDF 116 KB)

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