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Sugar labelling

The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) includes requirements for food labels to include the total amount of sugars in the nutrition information panel (NIP).

Total sugars includes sugar that is naturally present in the food and sugar that has been added as an ingredient.

The code contains requirements for foods that make claims about sugar.

For example, foods that claim to be 'low sugar' cannot contain more than 2.5 g of sugar per 100 mL of liquid food or 5g per 100g of solid food.

There are also requirements for claims such as 'reduced sugar', 'x% sugar free', 'no added sugar' and 'unsweetened'.

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Page last updated 6 December 2023