Code of practice for food labelling and promotion
The Code of Practice for Food Labelling and Promotion (the Code) has been developed as a mechanism for the food industry to aid consumers in their decision making through the provision of consistent and accurate information about food products.
The Code covers:
- Daily Intake Guide (DIG) labelling scheme
- Date marking
- Allergen labelling
Other components may be added over time.
The Code is suitable for all food suppliers in Australia, including manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, distributors, packers and retailers. AFGC encourages all member and non-member companies to consider complying with the Code’s provisions. Companies can formally commit to the Code by becoming signatories. Current signatories to the Code are:
- Bulla Dairy Foods
- Capilano Honey
- Laucke Flour Mills
- Queen Fine Foods
- Go Natural Australia
- George Weston Foods
- Mars Chocolate Australia
- Nestle Australia
- The Smiths Snackfood Co. (PepsiCo Australia)
- Sugar Australia
- Unilever Australia
For further information on the Code of Practice, please contact the AFGC.