Food Standards Australia New Zealand reacts to criticism of drinks Health claims anomaly Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on its proposal to change the Food Standards...

Australians eat less than half the recommended daily intake of vegetables The average vegetable consumption of Australian adults is only half the recommended intake, based on guidelines published by the...

Europe has announced a comprehensive 'whole grain' definition The most comprehensive definition of ‘whole grain’ termed to date has been agreed on by the European cereal product research group,...

A new website aimed at improving Australians’ knowledge of substantiated health benefits of vegetables has been launched. The ‘Veggycation’ website (www.veggycation.com.au) explains the health benefits...

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has released a consultation paper about the qualifying criteria for dietary fibre nutrition content claims. FSANZ said it agreed before the gazettal of the...

Uncle Tobys has declared that all its breakfast cereals “meet the nutrition requirements of a new Government food standard.” Uncle Tobys claims its cereals are “the first of the top three breakfast...

Yesterday, Australian Food News reported consumer advocacy group CHOICE’s concerns that trade marks were being used to convey ‘healthy’ food messages for foods that did not have FSANZ pre-approval...

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), the food regulatory agency, today (8 November 2012) released what may become the final version of the proposed Health Claims Standard. The document released...

European consumers may soon be able to make more informed choices about their diet after scientists from the European Food Safety Authority’s (EFSA) NDA panel reached a milestone in health claim assessment....

At a meeting on Friday 1 June 2012, the Australian and New Zealand ministers responsible for food regulation noted progress was being made on their development of a front-of-pack labelling system. The...