A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax) Act 1999
Food means any of these, or any combination of any of these:
(a) food for human consumption (whether or not requiring processing or treatment);
(b) ingredients for food for human consumption;
(c) * beverages for human consumption;
(d) ingredients for beverages for human consumption;
(e) goods to be mixed with or added to food for human consumption (including condiments, spices, seasonings, sweetening agents or flavourings);
(f) fats and oils marketed for culinary purposes;
but does not include:
(g) live animals (other than crustaceans or molluscs); or
(ga) unprocessed cow's milk; or
(h) any grain, cereal or sugar cane that has not been subject to any process or treatment resulting in an alteration of its form, nature or condition; or
(i) plants under cultivation that can be consumed (without being subject to further process or treatment) as food for human consumption.
Beverage includes water.
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