Report on the Re-assessment of 2003 Labels for Nutrition, Health and Related Claims (Phase 2, Part C)
Evaluation Report Series No. 13
As part of a review of the regulatory framework with regard to the use of nutrition, health and related claims on food labels, a pilot label monitoring survey was undertaken. The purpose was to further assess ( Phase 2) a set of 1262 food labels, previously collected in 2003, to determine the proportion that carried nutrition, health and related claims, thus providing baseline data for the period prior to FSANZ commencing work on developing a new standard for nutrition, health and related claims (Proposal P293).
The claims were assessed in two ways: against the claims classification in the proposed Standard for Nutrition, Health and Related Claims and against current labelling provisions (including Standard 1.2.8, Standard 1.3.2, standards for special foods, the transitional health standard, fair trading standards). Australia labels were also assessed against the Code of Practice on Nutrition Claims in Food Labels and Advertising (CoPoNC) provisions and New Zealand labels against the New Zealand Dietary Supplements Regulations (NZDSR).
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