AFGC seeks to extend dietary fibre claims transition period

Tuesday, 24 March, 2015

What do you think of the new requirements for nutrition content claims about dietary fibre? The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has applied to Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) to have the transition date extended by one year to January 2017.

“The requirements are part of a health claims standard which has a three-year transition period finishing on 18 January 2016,” said FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon.

“At the request of industry, in 2013 FSANZ reviewed the requirements for nutrition content claims about dietary fibre and decided to make no change. The AFGC is seeking an extension of the transition period to allow for implementation work deferred by manufacturers while the review was undertaken.”

FSANZ is calling for submissions on the AFGC’s application to delay the start date of the new requirements. The closing date for submissions is 4 May 2015. For more information about the application, click here.

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