Policy - Food Regulation 2002 under the Food Act 2001

South Australia
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Legislation relevant to nutrition


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WCRF International analysis of how this policy action can promote healthier diets and reduce obesity

This policy action is included in the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International NOURISHING policy repository as an example of Nutrition label standards and regulations on the use of claims and implied claims on foods: Calorie labelling on menus and displays in out-of-home venues. Legislation in the state of South Australia (Food Regulation 2002) requires restaurant chains (e.g. fast food chains, ice cream bars) with ≥20 outlets in the State, or 50 or more across Australia, to display the kilojoule content of food products on their menu boards. The display must be clear and legible. Average adult daily energy intake of 8700kj must also be prominently featured. Other chains/food outlets are allowed to provide this information on a voluntary basis, but must follow the provisions of the legislation.

NOURISHING is a Food Policy Framework for Healthy Diets available at: http://www.wcrf.org/policy_public_affairs/nourishing_framework/


ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Information obtained from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) International.

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Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:12engesveenkEdited by engesveenk.published
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