REGULATION requiring kilojoule labelling for retail food outlets has changed, and there are penalties for non-compliance. FoodLegal lawyer John Thisgaard says the change is in Victoria which now joins...

Consumer group CHOICE has conducted a review of ‘diet’ foods, which it says shows that “hundreds of products on our supermarket shelves” that claim to help consumers lose weight might actually...

The Australian Beverages Council which represents the interests of soft drink marketers in Australia says the recent Rethink Sugary Drinks campaign is ‘misguided.’ The new campaign launched last week...

New South Wales, since February 2012, has had a menu nutrition labelling law, which requires information about the energy content of fast food and snack food from larger chains to be made available on...

On 1 March 2012 the NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson launched a new education campaign which aims to encourage consumers to make informed choices about fast and ready-to-go food. Ms...

The State of Queensland has announced plans to introduce new legislation requiring fast food outlets to display the energy content of foods and drinks on their menus – a move which has already been voluntarily...

Subway has announced that, from today, its Australian stores will display the kilojoule content of food products on their menu boards. Subway is the latest of several major quick service food chains in...

McDonald’s Australia has boasted its healthier food credentials by announcing that from tomorrow its customers will be asked if they would like salad as an alternative to fries. McDonald’s announcement...

New research from Harvard University, in the U.S., has shown that cooked meat provides more energy than raw meat. The researchers claim their findings suggest cooking played a pivotal role in human evolution...

Australia’s largest pizza company Domino’s Pizza announced today that it will display kilojoules content details on all its menus nationally. In a statement released today, CEO Don Meij said that the...