Avoiding any food additives cocktail

By Joe Lederman and Charles Fisher
FoodLegal Lawyers and Consultants
© Lawmedia Pty Ltd, March 2010


The regulation by the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code of permitted food additives focuses on the maximum level allowed for prescribed individual additives rather than the additive content of food as a whole. Consequently, concerns have been raised about the possible effects of consuming an ‘additives cocktail’. This article examines these issues, as well as a food company’s obligations when it comes to labelling and the food additive content of a product.


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