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Food labelling

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All food sold in Australia must comply with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code for labelling.

Sometimes there are other requirements too – for example, total weight and measure statements are regulated by the National Measurement Institute.

Everything said about a food on the label is also subject to Australian Consumer Law, which prohibits false, misleading or deceptive representations.

Changes to allergen labelling 

New requirements for labelling the most common allergens in food commenced on 25 February 2021. 

The changes to the Food Standards Code will help people find allergen information on food labels more quickly and easily, so they can make informed and safe food choices. 

For more information see Food allergen rules

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