This paper reviews Standard A1(13) of the Australian Food Standards Code (the Code) having regard to the objectives outlined in section 10 of the Australia New Zealand Food Authority Act 1991(the Act) and the policies of the Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA). This proposal has been developed to assist ANZFA assess the need for amendments to the Code for the provisions relating to nutrition labelling.
ANZFA must consider Australia and New Zealand’s obligations to World Trade Organization agreements when establishing joint standards. ANZFA has considered a range of issues relevant to the review of existing provisions, including the current Code, the New Zealand Food Regulations 1984 and the relevant Codex Alimentarius Standards. ANZFA has also assessed the regulatory impact of the recommended provisions.
The review project team proposes that provisions for nutrition labelling be based on the need to provide consistent, meaningful and accurate information relating to the nutritional content of foods and, that this information be based on national policies for public health and nutrition.
Review of Nutrition Labelling Full Assessment Report Proposal P167 (1999) (word 980 kb) | (pdf 1783 kb)