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Contents (2003 - 43)
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Food Act 2003 No 43
Current version for 7 July 2017 to date (accessed 23 July 2017 at 09:02)
Part 1 Section 5
5   Meaning of “food”
(1)  In this Act, food includes:
(a)  any substance or thing of a kind used, or represented as being for use, for human consumption (whether it is live, raw, prepared or partly prepared), or
(b)  any substance or thing of a kind used, or represented as being for use, as an ingredient or additive in a substance or thing referred to in paragraph (a), or
(c)  any substance used in preparing a substance or thing referred to in paragraph (a) (other than a substance used in preparing a living thing) if it comes into direct contact with the substance or thing referred to in that paragraph, such as a processing aid, or
(d)  chewing gum or an ingredient or additive in chewing gum, or any substance used in preparing chewing gum, or
(e)  any substance or thing declared to be a food under a declaration in force under section 6 of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Act 1991 of the Commonwealth,
whether or not the substance, thing or chewing gum is in a condition fit for human consumption.
(2)  However, food does not include a therapeutic good within the meaning of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 of the Commonwealth.
(3)  To avoid doubt, food may include live animals and plants.