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Australia and NZ: Call for submissions on draft nutrition and health claims standard

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on its draft nutrition, health and related claims Standard.

It says the proposed new standard would regulate voluntary statements made by manufacturers on labels about the nutrition content of a food, or a relationship between a food and health.

Submissions close on 16 March.

Read the Draft Standard (PDF)

Read the FSANZ media release: 17 Feb 2012

‘Fat-free’ foods fail the test

More than 100 food products, ranging from breakfast cereals to lollies making ”fat-free” claims, fail to provide acceptable levels of nutrition, official food regulator Food Standards Australia New Zealand says.

It is calling for measures to control nutrition and health claims on Australian and New Zealand food.
Read more: Sydney Morning Herald, 17 Feb 2012

Published on February 18, 2012 in Australian news,New Zealand news