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Labels and the law

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In Australia, food manufacturers must ensure that food labels conform to the national Food Standards Code. Other laws also apply.

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) develops the Food Standards Code and state authorities, like the NSW Food Authority, enforce it locally.

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

For detailed and technical advice on food labelling, contact a professional food safety or labelling consultant. See Professional advice.

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