Guidance for industry

Food producers and distributors are responsible for labelling products according to the laws of the country in which the food will be sold. In addition to the legislation, governments may provide guidance for the food industry so that labels comply with the legal requirements. Examples of guidance are provided below:

Australia and New Zealand

Overview and Application of Food Labelling and Information Requirements User Guide To Standard 1.2.1 – Labelling and Other Information Requirements - November 2011 by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ)


Food labelling guide by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

New Zealand:

NZFSA Labelling Guide companion to Food Standards Code by The New Zealand Food Safety Authority


Ministério da Saúde Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária


Hong Kong

last updated:  Tuesday, September 3, 2013