Labelling

Health and Nutrition Claims

A new Standard to regulate nutrition content claims and health claims on food labels and in advertisements became law on
18 January 2013. Food businesses have three years to make changes to ensure they are following the new rules. During this time, health claims must comply with either the new Standard (1.2.7) or the Transitional Standard (1.1A.2).

Food businesses must comply with the new standard (Standard 1.2.7) from 18 January 2016.

For further information please also check the FSANZ website:

Front of Pack Labeling (FOPL)

The Beverages Council and its members have developed a ‘Front of Pack Labelling – Health Star Rating Scheme – GUIDELINES FOR BEVERAGES’ document. The purpose of this labelling guidance (’the guidelines’) is to provide manufacturers with a clear set of requirements for the consistent and widespread implementation of the front of pack labelling (FOPL) Health Star Rating (HSR) scheme as it applies specifically to beverages. Please click on the link below to view the guidelines.

Beverages Council FOPL HSR Guidelines

The Health Star Rating( HSR) Style Guide, HSR Calculator, and Guide for Industry to the HSR Calculator have been made available on the following government website:

http://www.healthstarrating.gov.au

 

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