Call for submission on draft nutrition, health and related claims Standard

13 March 2012

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for submissions on a draft nutrition, health and related claims Standard. The proposed new standard will regulate voluntary statements made by manufacturers on labels about the nutrition content of a food, or a relationship between a food and health.

FSANZ is also seeking comment on the part of the proposal considering regulation of ‘fat free’ and ‘percentage fat free’ claims.

FSANZ acknowledges there have been diverse stakeholder opinions about this complex proposal, but believes the draft standard strikes a balance between disparate views.

For a guide on how to make a submission click here and click on the following links for Proposal P293 and the Consultation Paper.

Please note the submissions date has been extended to 30th March 2012.