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WORLD TRADE
G/TBT/N/
Date
ORGANIZATION
(Ref. No)
Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade
Original: English
NOTIFICATION
The following notification is being circulated in accordance with Article 10.6.
1.
Member to Agreement notifying:New Zealand
If applicable, name of local government involved (Articles 3.2 and 7.2):
2.
Agency responsible:
Food Standards Australia New Zealand
PO Box 10559
Wellington 6036
NEW ZEALAND
Fax: + 64 4 473 9855
E-mail: [email protected]
Assessment summary available (in English) from FSANZ’s website
athttp://www.foodstandards.govt.nz/code/proposals/Pages/proposalp1026lupinas5830.aspx
3.
Notified under Article 2.9.2 [x ], 2.10.1 [], 5.6.2 [ ], 5.7.1 [ ], other
4.
Products covered (HS or CCCN where applicable, otherwise national tariff heading.
ICS numbers may be provided in addition, where applicable):
Foods sold in Australiaand New Zealand (both imported and domestically produced) which
are lupin seeds/kernels or are derived/contain ingredients derived from lupin seeds.
5.
Title, number of pages and language(s) of the notified document: Assessment summary
for Proposal P1026 – Lupin as an Allergen (22 pages, in English).
6.
Description of content: This Proposal seeks to amend the Australian New Zealand Food
Standards Code to require declaration of lupin (for example via labelling) when present in
food due to its allergenicity potential.
In order to manage the potential risk of consumption of lupin and lupin-derived food products,
FSANZ has prepared a draft food regulatory measure to apply the mandatory allergen
requirements to lupin and lupin-derived products. It is proposed the following will be covered
by the mandatory requirements:
• packaged and unpackaged food containing any form of lupin, including oil derived from
lupin
• the use of lupin as a processing aid or as an ingredient of a processing aid
• food additives derived from or including lupin as an ingredient
• the use of lupin as an ingredient of a compound ingredient.
7.
Objective and rationale, including the nature of urgent problems where applicable:
In Australia there have been a number of cases of severe reactions, including anaphylaxis,
reported in people who have consumed food containing lupin. This, along with the expected
future increase of the use of lupin in foods in New Zealand and the potential that people with
other legume allergies e.g. peanut and soy, may also react to lupin, poses an ongoing risk for
New Zealand consumers that needs to be managed to avoid future cases of allergic reactions.
All proposals to change the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, must be assessed
in the context of the following objectives: (a) the protection of public health and safety; (b)
the provision of adequate information relating to food to enable consumers to make
informed choices; and (c) the prevention of misleading or deceptive conduct.
8.
Relevant documents:AustraliaNew ZealandFood Standards Code (English)
9.
Proposed date of adoption (dd/mm/yy): FSANZ Board approval anticipatedearly
December 2016.
Proposed date of publication (dd/mm/yy): Notification to Government anticipated midDecember 2016with gazettal / registration to follow, in February 2017, pending
Government consideration.
10.
Final date for comments:25 August 2016
11.
Texts available from: National enquiry point [X] or address, telephone and fax
numbers, e-mail and web-site addresses, if available of the other body: Documents are
available from the Food Standards Australia New Zealand website:
http://www.foodstandards.govt.nz/code/proposals/Pages/proposalp1026lupinas5830.aspx
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