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Components of the water based tomato concentrate have a long history of use in tomatoes and tomato based products.

Tomato concentrate – water based tomato concentrate (Fruitflow® II also know as Water Soluble Tomato Concentrate II)

  • Traditional food

  • Not novel food

Derived from Fruitflow® I product, with reduction in levels of some components (for example, sugar and organic acide). Other water soluble components have a long history of use in tomatoes and tomato based products.

Trehalose

  • Non-traditional food

  • Novel food

Safety not established for proposed pattern and level of use. Application to FSANZ (A453). Permission in Standard 1.5.1.

Umbu (Spondias uberose) – frozen puree

  • Non-traditional food

  • Not novel food

Non-traditional food. History of use in Brazil. No indications of safety concerns.

Valerian root extract (Valeriana officinalis)

  • Traditional food

  • Not novel food

History of use as a flavouring substance in a range of foods and beverages in accordance with clause 11 of Standard 1.3.1 – Food Additives.

View relates only to the use of Valerian root extract (Valeriana officinalis) at use levels of up to 40 mg per 500 mL (of beverage). View does not extend to use levels above 40 mg per 500 mL.



Vegetable oil emulsion of extracts of oat oil and palm oil (SlimShots)

  • Traditional food

  • Not novel food

Extracts of oat oil and palm oil, the major ingredients in the product, have a tradition of use in Australia and New Zealand.

VistiveTM Low Lin (Low Linolenic) Soybean and oil derived from VistiveTM High Oleic, Low Linolenic Winter Oilseed Rape

  • Traditional food

  • Not novel food

Soybean and canola oil have tradition of use as foods in Australia and New Zealand. Products are produced using traditional breeding methods from traditional crops and an approved GM soybean line.

Water kefir

(cultured water based beverage)



  • Non-traditional food

  • Not novel food

Non-traditional in Australia and New Zealand. No safety concerns identified. General food safety practices should be followed when preparing water kefir.

Wattle seed (Acacia spp.)

  • Traditional food

  • Not novel food

Tradition of use in Australia, including traditional Aboriginal use. Appears to have been available (in food context) in Australia for a number of years.

Wheat bran extract

  • Non-traditional food

  • Not novel food

No safety concerns identified at intended levels of use. Intended use as a soluble dietary fibre source at up to 5g/serve in a variety of foods. Wheat bran extract contains approximately 2-3 times the levels of arabinoxylans derived arabinoxylan oligosaccharides (AXOS) and beta glucans than wheat bran.

Whey hydrolysate

  • Traditional food.

  • Not novel food

Whey hydrolysates have a history of use in foods in Australia and New Zealand, particularly in infant formula, sports foods (such as gym workout powders) and foods for special medical purposes.

White kidney bean extract (from Phaseolus vulgaris)

  • Non-traditional food

  • Novel food

Extract is non-traditional food in Australia and New Zealand. Safety concerns based on the potential for effects on carbohydrate metabolism, and subsequent purported weight loss, as well as the potential presence of lectins.

White kidney bean extract (Phase 2TM)

(from Phaseolus vulgaris)



  • Non-traditional food

  • Not novel food

This update on previous view (above) is specific to Phase 2TM product.

Extract is non-traditional food in Australia and New Zealand; however the constituents (including alpha-amylase inhibitor) of the Phase 2TM product are similar to the levels of these constituents present in raw/cooked white kidney beans and other foods. Intended levels of use are similar to current intake from the diet in Australia and New Zealand.



Wool (sheep) derived protein


  • Non-traditional food

  • Novel food

Wool is not a traditional food source. Safety of human consumption of the protein components from this source is not established.

(similar to separate entry for hydrolysed keratin from sheep’s wool)



Yacon (Smallanthus sonchifolius)

  • Non-traditional food

  • Not novel food

History of safe use in other countries. No concerns regarding composition.

Yuzu (Citrus Junos Siebold ex Tanaka)

  • Non-traditional food

  • Not novel food

Tradition of safe use in Japan of the peel and oil in foods. No safety concerns identified. No concerns based on composition.

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