Food Labelling

FoodStream has Associates with many years experience in the “technical” aspects of food product labelling. We can advise whether a label meets legal requirements for sale in Australia – ingredients lists and nutritional panel, country of origin and “claims” requirements etc.

We mostly start with a “label appraisal” (see “Standard Labelling Services” below) – a draft (or current) product label is assessed, and a report provided outlining any changes required for the product label to comply with the Food Standards Code of Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ).  This report also identifies any other areas of concern – such as if there is an “unusual” ingredient that may not yet be accepted as legal for food use in Australia.

If required, FoodStream can assist in following up to ensure all legal requirements are met.

If you are still designing your labels, we can work with you to format compliant ingredient lists and nutrition information and to ensure that all of the prescribed information is correctly included.

To access these services, see “Standard Labelling Services” below (or call us on 07 3137 1433, or use the contact form on this page).  A pdf with details of the Standard Labelling Services and order form can be downloaded here.

If a more complete service is required – such as to include brand/graphic design – we work with other professionals in this area – such as Renee Weaver of Evolve Brand Design.

 Standard Labelling Services

Download a pdf with details of the Standard Labelling Services and order form here.

Services:

(i)              Label Appraisal: FoodStream conducts an appraisal of an existing or proposed (draft) label with respect to requirements under the Food Standards Code of Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ). A report will be provided advising whether, in our opinion, the label complies with requirements, and where appropriate highlighting any areas considered to be non-complying (or which, in our opinion, may be open to question). Guidance on how to correct any deficiencies will also be provided.

(ii)            Preparation of Nutritional Information Panel (NIP): FoodStream can either:

  • Determine nutritional information by calculation (based on formulation/processing information supplied by the client) and format a NIP for the label as required under the Food Standards Code, OR
  • FoodStream will arrange, through an accredited laboratory, a nutritional analysis (a representative product sample must be supplied by the client) and format a NIP for the label as required under the Food Standards Code, OR
  • Based on nutritional information supplied by the client (eg laboratory nutritional analysis) FoodStream will format a NIP for the label as required under the Food Standards Code.

Other services – such as developing acceptable health claims, obtaining advice on the approval status of “unusual” ingredients, or assistance with labels for jurisdictions outside Australia – are available.  Contact us for a cost estimate according to your specific requirements.

Fees:

Standard label appraisal: Each “unique” product* label                           $385 + GST
Each additional “similar” product* label                                                    $190 + GST

Re-appraisal after changes based on initial report                                  $150 + GST per label.

Preparation of NIP based on calculation: First “unique” product*             $385 + GST
Each additional “similar” product*                                                             $190 + GST

Preparation of NIP with laboratory analysis: Per product         Standard  $870 + GST
plus Dietary Fibre $1045 + GST

Preparation of NIP, nutritional information supplied: Per product           $190 + GST

*Note: A “similar product” refers to products of similar type and ingredients (eg flavour variations).

Download a pdf with details of the Standard Labelling Services and order form here.

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