ANZFA reviews health claims
month that its review into the current prohibition of health claims
on food in Australia...
The Australia New Zealand Food Authority (ANZFA) announced this month that its review into the current prohibition of health claims on food in Australia and New Zealand has entered a critical public consultation stage.At present, the food regulations do not allow claims on labels that make a direct link between eating a food or nutrient and a reducedrisk of disease. For example, food producers can say 'fruit and vegetables are good for you' but cannot say 'fruit and vegetables may help prevent the risk of cancer'. A full assessment report, Review of Health and Related Claims has been issued for public and parties have until 25 October 2000 to comment on the report.