FSANZ has assessed Proposal P1062 – Defining added sugars for claims.
Based on this proposal assessment, the FSANZ Board approved changes to conditions for making voluntary nutrition content claims about added sugars in food on 14 November 2023. The approval report is available below.
Australian and New Zealand food ministers have been notified of the approval and have 60 days to consider it.
If food ministers do not request FSANZ review its approval, the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code will be amended to include the revised standard.
Public consultation closed on 8 October 2023. All submissions were considered by FSANZ in its assessment and by the Board. You can find the submissions and other assessment documents below.
FSANZ hosted a public webinar for stakeholders on 21 September 2023. The presentation is available below.
Approval Report (PDF 2.11mb) (Word 428 kb)
Supporting Document 1 Consumer evidence summary: No added sugar claims(pdf 732 kb) (word 325 kb)
Call for submissions - now closed
Call for submissions (pdf 1.23 mb)
Consumer evidence summary: 'No added sugar' claims(pdf 524 kb)
Webinar presentation: P1062 - Defining added sugars for claims(pdf 301 kb)
Submissions (zip 5.75 mb)
Why we did this work
Dietary guidelines recommend people limit their intake of food and drinks containing added sugar.
Consumers need to be able to make informed choices about added sugar in their diet in line with these guidelines.
As part of work to help consumers make informed choices, Australian and New Zealand food ministers asked FSANZ to consider amending the Code to clarify and define added sugars for the purposes of making claims about food products.
Ministers want to ensure voluntary added sugar claims align with dietary guidelines and asked FSANZ to prioritise this work.
P1062 complements work to include added sugars information in the nutrition information panel (NIP) under Proposal P1058 –Nutrition labelling about added sugars.
Both proposals seek to enable consumers to make informed food choices in line with dietary guidelines.
FSANZ is progressing work on P1062 as a priority and has started preliminary work on consumer testing and research for P1058.
Our administrative assessment to start work on P1062 is below.
Administrative Assessment Report - 22 August 2023 (pdf 122kb) (word 65.9 kb)