FSANZ’s Nutrition Panel Calculator (NPC) helps food manufacturers calculate the average nutrient content of their food products and prepare a nutrition information panel.
Standard 1.2.8 - Nutrition Information Requirements, of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code sets out the legal requirements about providing nutrition information panels and other nutrition information for food that is required to be labelled under the Code.
Although FSANZ is responsible for making food standards, enforcement of those standards is the responsibility of State and Territory Government Agencies, the New Zealand Food Safety Authority, and the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service. There are important provisions in State and Territory Food Acts, the New Zealand Food Act 1981, and the Imported Food Control Act 1992 which provide various defences for failure to comply with food standards.
NPC database 2011 files
The NPC database 2011 files—provided in Microsoft™ Excel format – are for people who wish to import the food and nutrient information directly into their own software, rather than use the calculator.
We will ask you to provide some basic details when accessing the NPC database files so that we can let you know about future updates and tailor future releases to best meet your needs, and to maintain some basic statistics about how our food composition products are being used.