New Food Labelling Regulations Into Force in New Zealand

According to the New Zealand Press Association, new food labelling regulations come into force tomorrow which are designed to provide consumers with more information and to benefit trans-Tasman trade. The Australia/New Zealand Food Standards Code has been pending for two years while manufacturers geared up.

The code requires comprehensive labelling on most foods including nutrition information panels detailing the amount of energy (kilojoules), protein, total fat, saturated fat, total carbohydrates, sugars and sodium. Manufacturers also are required to identify whether products contain items to which some people are allergic, like nuts, seafood, milk, gluten, eggs and soybeans.

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