Australian Food & Grocery Council

FRONT OF PACK LABELLING

The AFGC supports companies’ use of voluntary front of pack nutrition labelling schemes including the Daily Intake Guide and the Health Star Rating.
 
The AFGC introduced the Daily Intake Guide (DIG) in 2006 to help consumers make easy, smart choices about the food they need to include in their diet and ultimately help consumers see the relationship between a serve of food and their daily requirements.
 
The Health Star Rating (HSR) labelling was introduced in June 2014 following consultation between government, industry and public health and consumer organisations. The AFGC contributed to its development and supports its ongoing management through participation on the Health Star Rating Advisory Committee. The HSR rating is currently in its introduction period and will be evaluated after 5 years, with a report provided to the Ministerial Forum in June 2019