Call for submissions on dietary fibre claims criteria

19 July 2013

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today released a consultation paper about the qualifying criteria for dietary fibre nutrition content claims.

FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said FSANZ agreed before the gazettal of the new Nutrition and Health Claims Standard to consult further on the criteria for dietary fibre claims.

“FSANZ committed to considering this issue further during the three-year transition period for the new Standard,” Mr McCutcheon said.

 “We are seeking stakeholder views and evidence relating to the qualifying criteria for nutrition content claims about dietary fibre.

“FSANZ welcomes comments from government agencies, public health professionals, industry and the community.”

 The closing date for submissions is 29 August 2013.

More information

Dietary fibre consultation paper (PDF 740kb) | (Word 131kb)

Information about the Nutrition, Health and Related Claims Standard

Information on how to make a submission

(reproduced with permission of Food Standards Australia New Zealand)