Mini jelly cups containing konjac

Mini jelly cups containing konjac are banned in Australia.

About the ban

Mini-cup jelly confectionery containing the ingredient konjac having a height or width of less than or equal to 45mm are banned from supply in Australia. Mini jelly cups are small confectionery products often sold in multi-packs. 

Konjac is a binding food additive that comes from the root of the konnyaku plant.  When eaten, it does not dissolve easily.  Konjac is also known as:

  • glucomannan
  • conjac
  • konnyaku
  • konjonac
  • taro powder
  • yam flour.

Complying with the ban

Consumer Protection Notice No. 2 of 2004 sets out the requirements of this ban.

Enforcement

Failure to supply compliant products can result in the ACCC taking action, culminating in:

  • infringement notices of $10 200 for companies and $2040 for individuals
  • court enforceable undertakings
  • disqualification from being a company director
  • court action with penalties up to $1.1m for companies or $220 000 for individuals
  • recall of product.

See: Penalties & consequences.