ANZFA proposes new labelling laws

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Proposed new labelling laws on nutritional content will be good not
only for the public but for the future financial health of the
industry, says Ian...

Proposed new labelling laws on nutritional content will be good not only for the public but for the future financial health of the industry, says Ian Lindenmayer, Managing Director, the Australia New Zealand Food Authority, the Canberra Times reports this week. After many rounds of consultation with industry, consumers, health authorities and scientists, ANZFA's review of food standards has been completed and Health Ministers will meet in Canberra on 24 November to consider theproposed joint Code. The Code proposes that firstly all packaged food, not just those that make a nutrition claim like 'lower fat' or 'reduced salt', will contain nutrition information about how much fat, protein, kilojoules, carbohydrate and salt is in the food. Secondly, nearly all food labels will also show the percentage of key ingredient and finally he proposed joint Code will ensure all of the main foods which may cause allergies ( includingpeanuts and other nuts, seafood, fish, milk, gluten, eggs and soybeans) will be declared on the label.

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