Policy - Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code - Standard 1.2.8 - Nutrition Information Requirements

Date:
2000
Published year:
2000
Type of policy:
Legislation relevant to nutrition

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Purpose

This Standard sets out nutrition information requirements in relation to food that is required to be labelled under this Code and for food exempt from these labelling requirements. This Standard prescribes when nutritional information must be provided, and the manner in which such information is provided.

 

4 Requirements for nutrition information panels when certain claims made

(1) A claim requiring nutrition information means –

(a) a nutrition content claim; or

(b) a health claim;

but does not include –

(c) a declaration that is required by the Act, or

(d) an endorsement.

(2) Subject to subclauses (3) and (4), if a claim requiring nutrition information is made in relation to a food, a nutrition information panel must be included on the label on the package of the food.

(3) If a claim requiring nutrition information is made in relation to a food which is not required to bear a label pursuant to clause 2 of Standard 1.2.1, the information prescribed in clause 5, must be –

(a) declared in a nutrition information panel displayed on or in connection with the display of the food; or

(b) provided to the purchaser upon request.

(4) Where a claim requiring nutrition information is made in relation to a food in a small package, the label need not include a nutrition information panel but must comply with clause 8.

 

5 Prescribed declarations in a nutrition information panel

(1) A nutrition information panel must include the following particulars –

(a) the number of servings of the food in the package expressed as either –

(i) the number of servings of the food, or

(ii) the number of servings of the food per kg, or other units as appropriate, for those packaged foods where the weight or volume of the food as packaged is variable; and

(b) the average quantity of the food in a serving expressed, in the case of a solid or semi-solid food, in grams or, in the case of a beverage or other liquid food, in millilitres; and

(c) the unit quantity of the food; and

(d) the average energy content, expressed in kilojoules or both in kilojoules and in calories (kilocalories), of a serving of the food and of the unit quantity of the food; and

(e) subject to subclause (1A), the average quantity, expressed in grams of, protein, fat, saturated fat, carbohydrate and sugars, in a serving of the food and in a unit quantity of the food; and

(f) the average quantity, expressed in milligrams or both milligrams and millimoles, of sodium in a serving of the food and in the unit quantity of the food; and

(g) the name and the average quantity of any other nutrient or biologically active substance in respect of which a claim requiring nutrition information is made, expressed in grams, milligrams or micrograms or other units as appropriate, that is in a serving of the food and in the unit quantity of the food; and

(h) any other matter which this Code requires to be included.

Reference: 

WHO 2nd Global Nutrition Policy Review 2016-2017

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