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FSANZ: Call for submissions on new additive category for coconut milk products

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an application to create a new food additive category for coconut milk products.

FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Mark Booth said the Australian Food and Beverages Importers Association applied to change the Food Standards Code because of confusion about which food category coconut milk products fall into for food additive permissions.

"FSANZ is proposing to create a new category to ensure regulatory certainty so coconut milk producers can use the additives needed to prevent separation of the fat and water parts of the product" Mr Booth said.

All FSANZ decisions on applications are notified to ministers responsible for food regulation who can decide to ask for a review or agree that the standard should become law.

The closing date for submissions is COB 19 March 2018.

More information

· Read the call for submissions report

· How to make a submission

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