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Government Encouraging Healthy Living with a More Efficient Product Labelling System

The Australian government is currently in the process of developing a more efficient product labelling system for consumers. The aim of this initiative is to encourage healthier choices by making product labelling easier to read and understand.

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Would Plain Packaging Help Fight the Childhood Obesity Crisis in Australia?

A global approach is being taken to restrict marketing of junk foods to children. Would plain packaging of these foods, similar to that which has been implemented for tobacco here in Australia, help to combat the childhood obesity problem?

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Farmers Take a Stand Against Poor Country of Origin Labelling Enforcement

A number of breaches of country of origin labelling laws have taken place in Australia, leading to the demand for stronger enforcement and harsher penalties.

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Tick Off For The National Heart Foundation

After 25 years, The National Heart Foundation is set to review the Healthy Tick trademark, according to CEO Mary Barry.

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Consumer Groups: Sports Drinks Don’t Belong in Health Food Aisle

Consumer group CHOICE have warned that allowing electrolyte drinks to make health claims without passing the consumer protection test will mislead consumers into believing that they are making healthier purchases.

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Less Than Fresh: Coles Given Three Year Ban Over Half-Baked Claims

The Federal Court has handed down a judgment banning Australian supermarket giant Coles claiming that any of its bread products are ‘freshly baked’, ‘Baked Fresh’ or baked that day, as that was proven to not be the case.

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Not So Free Range After All: Pirovic Slapped With $300,000 Fine

Pirovic Enterprises Pty. Ltd. (Pirovic) has been fined $300,000 after the Federal Court declared by consent that the company engaged in misleading conduct and representations by labelling and promoting its eggs as ‘free range’.

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FSANZ Consults the Public Regarding Gluten-Free Beer Labels.

Correct food labels are of vital importance to those who suffer from gluten intolerance, and FSANZ are raising a proposal that intends to prevent beer and other alcohol being incorrectly labeled as ‘gluten-free’.

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FSANZ suggests new food labelling proposal in reaction to FoodLegal health claim criticisms

FSANZ has suggested a proposal to change food labelling codes, expanding the range of claims that can be put forth about sports foods & electrolyte drinks

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Alarming additives and Food Labels: Beef and Alcohol in Popular Fruit Juices

After learning that some fruit flavoured drinks could contain traces of alcohol and beef, a Hindu man in Melbourne wrote to Heinz Australia to enquire about their food labels and whether that was the case in his favourite beverage, Golden Circle juice. He was shocked when the company replied, revealing that the entire Golden Circle …

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