This review was undertaken for Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to support its technical consideration of the four following recommendations from the Blewett et al. (2011) report, Labelling Logic: Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy:
- Recommendation 6: That the food and safety elements on the food label be reviewed with the aim to maximise the effectiveness of food safety communication.
- Recommendation 47: That warning and advisory statements be emboldened and allergens emboldened both in the ingredients list and in a separate list.
- Recommendation 43: That the Perceptible Information Principle (PIP) be used as a guide for labelling presentation to maximise label comprehension among a wide range of consumers.
- Recommendation 17: That the declaration in the Nutrition Information Panel of amount of nutrients per serve be no longer mandatory unless a daily intake claim is made.
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