Food labels provide a wealth of information. Research shows that shoppers regularly read food labels for a number of reasons - allergies, intolerance to a food or food additive, reducing fat intake, or for other reasons.
The Australia and New Zealand Food Standards Code defines food labelling rules designed to provide the consumer with information needed to make informed and healthy choices in the food they buy.
The Guide to the Labelling of Packaged Food for Retail Sale attached is designed to help small businesses prepare basic food labels for retail sale.
To avoid costly mistakes and the risk of being prosecuted for failing to meet the labelling requirements, you should obtain expert advice on specific labelling requirements for your product before any printing is done.
Click on the links below for more information on food labelling requirements.