FSANZ has assessed Proposal P1062 – Defining added sugars for claims and is proposing changes to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
You can read our assessment and find out more about the proposed Code amendments in the call for submissions documents.
Call for submissions - 11 September 2023
Call for submissions (pdf 1.23 mb) (word 357 kb)
Consumer evidence summary: 'No added sugar' claims(pdf 524 kb) (word 311 kb)
Why are we doing this work?
Dietary guidelines recommend people limit their intake of food and drinks containing added sugar.
Consumers need to be able to make informed choices about added sugar in their diet in line with these guidelines.
As part of work to help consumers make informed choices, Australian and New Zealand food ministers have asked FSANZ to consider amending the Code to clarify and define added sugars for the purposes of making claims about food products.
Ministers want to ensure voluntary added sugar claims align with dietary guidelines and have asked FSANZ to prioritise this work.
Both proposals seek to enable consumers to make informed food choices in line with dietary guidelines.
FSANZ is progressing work on P1062 as a priority and has started preliminary work on consumer testing and research for P1058.
Our administrative assessment to start work on P1062 is below.
Administrative Assessment Report - 22 August 2023 (pdf 122kb) (word 65.9 kb)