The Nutrient Profiling Scoring Criterion (NPSC) was developed by FSANZ for the regulation of health claims about foods in Australia and New Zealand under Proposal P293 - Nutrition, Health and Related Claims and the resulting Standard 1.2.7 – Nutrition, Health and Related Claims.
Information on the development of Standard 1.2.7 and the NPSC can be found in the Proposal P293 reports.
The Code regulates food only. The Code does not regulate other products, such as therapeutic goods and dietary supplements and therefore, does not regulate claims made about these types of products.
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This document is intended as a guide only: legal requirements are contained in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) and relevant food legislation and other applicable laws. These include the Competition and Consumer Act 2010; the Imported Food Control Act 1992; and state and territory fair rrading Acts and food Acts. In New Zealand, relevant legislation includes the Food Act 2014 and Fair Trading Act 1986. Legal requirements may change as government regulations are made or changed or interpreted by the courts.
The information in this document should not be relied upon as legal advice or used as a substitute for legal advice. You should exercise your own skill, care and judgement before relying on this information in any important matter.
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Overview of the Nutrient Profiling Scoring Criterion