Despite having a trans Tasman authority (FSANZ) for the setting of trans Tasman food standards, our government in its wisdom has decided to break away from Australia on the issue of front of pack food labelling. Once again demonstrating how deep in the pockets of the food industry it is, it has instead set up a local committee to investigate this issue and report back by the end of the year. Surprise surprise, of the nine members on this committee, 5 of them are food industry representatives and 4 are nutrition specialists (one with food industry sponsors). I wonder what their decision will be?????!
Food and Grocery chief executive Katherine Rich says “the role of labels in food choice is hugely understated”. An interesting comment from someone hell-bent on preventing front of pack labelling!
Front of pack labelling - how much easier it would be for consumers