How to Read Food Labels?

Food Standards Australia New Zealand - How to Read Food Labels

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has published a helpful interactive labelling poster which explains the food labelling requirements set out in the Food Standards Code and what that information means.

Most packaged foods are required to have a label with important information to help you make informed choices about what you and your family eats. The information required varies depending on the food. Remember certain information about foods that are unlabelled (e.g. fresh fruit and vegetables, or food that is purchased from where it is made such as cafes, bakeries or takeaway shops) may still need to be provided. This information is usually either displayed with the food or provided if you ask for it, for example, if the food contains certain allergens or directions for using or storing the food safely

You can find the labelling poster here.

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