Building a high level health claim
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Schedule 2 may be amended by application to FSANZ.
A high level health claim means a health claim that refers to a serious disease or a biomarker of a serious disease.
The requirements outlined in Sections 2 and 4 of this document also apply when making a high level health claim.
Only food-health relationships described in Schedule 2 of Standard 1.2.7 may be used for the making of high level health claims.
Building a high level health claim based on Schedule 2:
- Calcium is listed in Schedule 2.
- Column 1 (Food or property of food): Calcium.
- Column 2 (Specific health effect): Reduced risk of osteoporosis.
- Column 3 (Relevant population): Persons 65 years and over.
- Column 4 (Dietary context): Diet high in calcium, and adequate Vitamin D status.
- Column 5 (Conditions): The food contains no less than 290mg of calcium per serving.
A high level health claim made about calcium and reduced risk of osteoporosis must comply with all above stated conditions.
A template is provided to assist food businesses to: build a high level health claim; and demonstrate due diligence in attempting to comply with the Food Standards Code.
This template should be used with the associated ‘Checklist for High Level Health Claims’.
A separate template and associated checklist should be used for each claim.