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Labelling of sugars on packaged foods and drinks

COAG
20th July 2018

Consultation Regulation Impact Statement - Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation

On 11 July 2018 the Food Regulation Standards Committee (FRSC) released a Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) on behalf of the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation. The RIS explores regulatory and non-regulatory options for labelling of sugars on packaged foods and drinks for sale in Australia and New Zealand, with the aim of ensuring food labels provide adequate contextual information about sugars to enable consumers to make informed choices in support of the dietary guidelines.

Information provided in response to the consultation RIS will be drawn upon to prepare a Decision RIS, 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 on the Consultation RIS should be lodged with the FRSC through the online Portal.  Submissions close at 11.59pm on 19 September 2018 Australian Eastern Time. More information is available at the Food Regulation website.

The Consultation RIS has been assessed by the Office of Best Practice Regulation as compliant with the Council of Australian Government Best Practice Regulation requirements.

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