Starting a food business - licensing and registration
How do I get a license or register my food business?
On a food packaging label can the company details be their postal address (PO Box) instead of a physical address?
What is the difference between 'Use By' and 'Best Before'?
Do I have to put a barcode on my product?
Where do I find the criteria for making claims like 'low fat', 'high fibre', 'salt reduced', 'gluten free', etc?
What is lot identification?
What food allergens have to be declared?
How are food additives required to be labelled?
Can you approve my label?
Nutrition information panels
Do I need to put a nutrition information panel (NIP) on my label?
Is there a minimum size for nutrition information panels?
How do I get food composition values for a nutrition information panel?
Nutrition Panel Calculator
What do I do when the ingredients I use are not in your calculator?
Where have all my recipes gone?
How can I add nutrients to an NIP if I am making a health claim or just want to include more information for my customers e.g. calcium, etc.?
I make juice/jam/stock/broth, etc. and then strain my product, how do I work out the NIP if I am discarding the pulp/skin/seeds/bones, etc.?
Will the NPC produce a label that is compliant with the standards and can I send it to FSANZ to check?
Why isn't the NPC service available?
What food additives can be used in Australian and New Zealand food products?
How are additives assessed for safety?
Changing the Food Standards Code
How can I change the Food Standards Code?
What is happening with current applications and proposals?
Where can I find the Food Standards Code?
Chemicals in food
What chemicals can we use when growing our food?
Are there contaminant levels (e.g. for chemicals like arsenic and mercury) in the Code?
Does anyone check what chemicals are in food?
I am doing an assignment and I need to know how much of a certain nutrient is in a specific food. Where can I get this information from?
I think the values you have in your database are wrong. Where do you get them from or why are they different to what I found on the Internet?
My company has some analytical data for some foods. How do I get our data included in your database?
My doctor has told me I can't eat a certain nutrient/chemical. Do you have a list of all the foods that have this chemical in it and how much of it is in them?
Nutrition and nutritive substances
Why doesn't the Code adopt the 2006 ANZ NRVs?
When can something be used as a nutritive substance?
How do I get approval to use a nutritive substance?
Is FSANZ reviewing the regulation of nutritive substances?