The Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) is conducting a review of fast food menu labelling schemes in Australia.
The review will consider the effectiveness of the fast food menu labelling schemes including implementation and emerging issues since the release of the endorsed National Principles for Introducing Point-of-Sale Nutrition Information in Standard Food Outlets in 2011.
The Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC), which is responsible for coordinating policy advice to the Forum, facilitated stakeholder engagement with industry, public health and consumer organisations, and relevant professional associations through a Consultation paper: Review of fast food menu labelling schemes and two Roundtable discussions for key industry stakeholders held on 16 February and 16 March 2018.
The consultation paper is available below in both Word and PDF format:
- Consultation paper Review of fast food menu labelling schemes (Word 254 KB)
- Consultation paper Review of fast food menu labelling schemes (PDF 263 KB)
The Consultation Summary Report is available below in both Word and PDF format:
- Consultation Summary Report: Review of fast food menu labelling schemes (Word 90 KB)
- Consultation Summary Report: Review of fast food menu labelling schemes (PDF 276 KB)
The results of the consultation have been communicated to the Forum and the Council of Australian Governments’ Health Council for consideration as part of the menu labelling review in 2018.
At its meeting of 29 June 2018, the Forum agreed that further targeted consultation is to be undertaken to develop policy options that aim to improve and strengthen fast food menu labelling in Australia. A broader range of stakeholders will be engaged in the next stage of consultation.