Amendment No. 210 to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code was published by FSANZ on 12 August 2022 (FSC 150). It included amendments resulting from the following Proposals:
P1030 – Composition and Labelling of Electrolyte Drinks
In summary, the amendments aim to provide regulatory clarity, support product innovation for the electrolyte drinks category within the Australia and New Zealand market and will better enable consumers to make informed choices. The amendments also reflect current public health policy to reduce the amount of sugar contained in sugar sweetened beverages.
FSANZ considers the above approach, specifically in relation to nutrition content and health claims, is consistent with its assessment of the scientific evidence (Supporting Document 1), relevant European Union claim permissions (Appendix 1) and European Food Safety Authority opinions on health claims.
Standard 2.6.2 will continue to regulate electrolyte drinks. Transferring the provisions that regulate electrolyte drinks from Standard 2.6.2 to Standard 2.9.4 of the Code will, if required, be further considered in Proposal P1010 – Review of Formulated Supplementary Sports Foods.
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