2017 Code of Practice

Code of Practice Updated July 2017

Code of Practice for Whole Grain Ingredient Content Claims 2017

We have a produced a resource specifically for the Food Industry to accompany our Code of Practice for Whole Grain Ingredient Content Claims.

Whole grain content claim for the food industry


Amendment History
The Amendment History provides information about each amendment to the Code up to the current Code. The information includes commencement or cessation information for relevant amendments.

Registered Users to amend non-compliant labels within 12 months of being notified of the breach, or as negotiated with the Code Manager

Code Section Commencement Effect Description Communique
Part 7.4 1 October 2017 Amended Registered users must amend non-compliant labels within 12 months of being notified of the breach, or as negotiated with the Code Manager 17.001
Part 1 1 July 2016 Amended Reference to the Code as an ‘industry standard’ was replaced with ‘Code of Practice’ 16.001
Part 2.1 1 July 2016 Removed GLNC certification of products 16.001
Part 4.4 1 July 2016 Addition Whole grain recommendations and the provision of claims for infants are not included in the Code 16.001
Part 5.5 1 July 2016 Amended Review of the Code extended from annually to every three years 16.001
Appendix 2 1 July 2016 Removed Information on the typical ratio of fractions in common cereal grains 16.001
Appendix 2 1 July 2015 Amended Addition of guidance on the use of typical ratio fractions in common cereal grains in the calculation of whole grain content of foods 15.001
Appendix 2 1 July 2015 Amended Amendment of guidance on the calculation of whole grain content of foods 15.001
Part 4.4 1 July 2015 Amended Addition of guidance on the use of whole grain claims for recipes 15.001
Part 2.1 1 July 2015 Amended Addition of the definition of ‘Core Grain Foods’ 15.001
Part 4.3 1 July 2014 Amended Change to claim levels for toddler foods 14.002
Part 4.1 1 July 2014 Amended Addition of requirement of 8 grams per serve for factual statements of whole grain 14.002
Part 3.2 1 July 2014 Amended Removal of tables of approved descriptors and claims not permitted 14.002
Part 3.1 1 July 2014  Amended Removal of requirement for written approval for DTI statements 14.002
Part 3.1 1 July 2014 Amended Change of definition of toddler from 2-3years to 1-3 years 14.002
Appendix 2 1 July 2014 Amended Inclusion of guidance calculation for liquid breakfast 14.002
Appendix 4 1 July 2014 Removed Removal of Applicant Transition Plan 14.002
Part 3.2 12 December 2013 Amended Inclusion of liquid breakfasts 14.001
Part 3.2 12 December 2013 Amended Inclusion of tables of approved synonyms, approved descriptors and claims not permitted 14.001
Part 3.1 12 December 2013 Amended Inclusion of the allowance for use of split claims and the requirement for the use of the word target 14.001