08 Mar New allergen labelling on packaged foods
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today announced new requirements for allergen labelling on packaged foods.
The changes to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) will help ensure mandatory food allergen declarations are clear and consistent so that consumers have the information they need to make safe food choices.
The requirements include:
- the declaration of allergen information in a specific format and location on food labels
- the use of simple, plain English terms for allergen declarations.