Labelling of sugars on packaged foods and drinks

Page last updated: 10 July 2018

The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) is investigating labelling approaches for providing information on sugars to consumers.

The Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) is responsible for coordinating policy advice to the Forum and will facilitate stakeholder consultation on the labelling of sugars on packaged foods and drinks.

FRSC is inviting stakeholders including industry, public health and consumer organisations and other interested parties to make submissions on the Consultation Paper. The Consultation Paper has been prepared to seek information on the labelling of sugars on packaged foods and drinks. Peak organisations are expected to consult their members on the questions in the Consultation Paper and provide a single response on behalf of their members. Duplicate submissions are not necessary. The Consultation Paper is available below:

Submissions need to be lodged on the following online portal.

Important notice to all submitters: All submissions are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 in Australia and the Official Information Act 1982 in New Zealand. If you consider that all or part of your submission should not be released, please make this clear when making your submission and indicate the grounds for withholding the information.

A summary of submissions will be produced and published on the Food Regulation website.

Copyright in an original submission resides with the copyright owner of that submission, but the act of making a submission will grant the Australian Government a licence to use the submission for the purpose of making a summary of the submission for the website.

Information provided in response to this consultation will be drawn upon to prepare a Decision Regulation Impact Statement which will identify a preferred policy option to recommend to the Forum in relation to the labelling of sugars on packaged foods and drinks.

Submissions should be supported by evidence. Submissions that are not evidence-based, or do not directly answer the questions in the paper may not be drawn upon in preparing the Decision Regulation Impact Statement.

Submissions close at 11:59pm on 19 September 2018 Australian Eastern Time.

If you have any questions in relation to this consultation process please contact the Food Regulation Secretariat via email on: foodregulationsecretariat@health.gov.au.

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