The guides, unlike the standards, are not legally binding. If in any doubt about interpreting the standards, you should seek independent legal advice.
FSANZ disclaims any liability for any loss or injury directly or indirectly sustained by any person as a result of any reliance upon (including reading or using) this guide. Any person relying on this guide should seek independent legal advice in relation to any queries they may have regarding obligations imposed under the standards in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
On 1 March 2016, a revised version of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code was introduced to make it clearer and to ensure it better meets the needs of stakeholders.
The changes make substantial improvements to the clarity of requirements for the labelling of food.
NOTE: The following 8 labelling user guides were prepared for the previous version of the Food Standards Code and will be removed by 30 June 2021 from our website:
Nutrition and health related claims
Food Safety Standards (Australia only)