NZ Neuseeland
  • 22 - Getränke, alkoholische Flüssigkeiten und Essig

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; (69 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.