Nutra Ingredients had reported that Kraft won approval from FSANZ to use tall oil phytosterol esters in reduced-fat cheese in New Zealand and Australia.
Following feedback from FSANZ the article has been corrected and the amended version can be read by clicking here. Kraft has not been given approval to use plant sterols in reduced fat cheese but has received a positive recommendation from FSANZ in an assessment report.
The Kraft application is now in the public consultation phase. Once that is completed, FSANZ will prepare a final approval report in Mid-February, which will be considered by health ministers in Australia and New Zealand who will decide whether or not to give final permission.