"Truth in Labelling" legislative moves and attempts to pre-empt Food Labelling Review Committee

By Joe Lederman
FoodLegal Lawyers and Consultants
© Lawmedia Pty Ltd, February 2010


In late 2009, numerous politicians in the Federal Senate and the New South Wales Parliament were making newsworthy statements or passing new laws to ensure that there would be greater “truth” in food labelling. This article examines some of the key issues, and considers who has been advocating the particular changes and where all this sits in the context of the proposed review of food labelling currently being undertaken under Policy Statement Guidelines issued by the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council.


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