Imported and domestically produced packaged alcoholic beverages (HS Chapter 22) containing 0.5% or more alcohol by volume (ABV) that are required to bear a label for sale in Australia and New Zealand.
Proposal P1059 Energy labelling on alcoholic beverages: Assessment Report (70 pages, in English).; (70 page(s), in English)
The proposal considers amending the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code to require energy (kilojoule/kilocalorie) labelling information on packaged alcoholic beverages containing 0.5% or more ABV sold in Australia and New Zealand.
FSANZ has undertaken an assessment and developed a proposed draft variation to the Code. Standards affected are:
(a) Standard 1.1.2 Definitions used throughout the Code;
(b) Standard 1.2.1 Requirements to have labels or otherwise provide information, and;
(c) Standard 2.7.1 Labelling of alcoholic beverages and food containing alcohol.
The proposed draft variation requires a declaration of energy content information in a prescribed format on packaged alcoholic beverages containing 0.5% or more ABV. The location of the declaration is not prescribed. A three year transition period and a stock-in-trade exemption for products packaged and labelled before the end of the transition period is proposed.