Imported and domestically produced food making 'no added sugar(s)' or 'unsweetened' voluntary nutrition content claims.
Proposal P1062 Defining added sugars for claims – Call for submissions, (70 page(s), in English)
The proposal considers amending the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) to define and clarify added sugars for the purposes of making voluntary nutrition content claims about added sugars.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has undertaken an assessment and developed a proposed draft variation to the Code. Standards affected are:
(a) Schedule 4 Nutrition, health and related claims, table to section S4—3.
The proposed draft variation amends the required conditions for making permitted 'no added sugar(s)' and 'unsweetened' nutrition content claims by defining added sugar and clarifying what ingredients disqualify a food from making such claims when added. Upon adoption, a two year transition period is proposed.