Food labels provide a range of information. Shoppers read food labels for many reasons including allergies, intolerance to a food or food additive and reducing fat intake.
The Australia and New Zealand Food Standards Code sets out food labelling rules to help us make informed and healthy choices about the food we buy.
The Guide to the Labelling of Packaged Food for Retail Sale helps small businesses prepare basic food labels.
Before printing labels, you should get advice from Council’s Environmental Health Officers on specific labelling requirements for your product.
This will avoid costly mistakes, including the risk of being prosecuted for not meeting food labelling requirements.
Public Health Services
Phone: (03) 5036 2591
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