A consultation paper entitled “Consultation Regulation Impact Statement: Policy Guidance: Menu Labelling in Australia and New Zealand” has been released in Australia and New Zealand for submissions.
Menu labelling provides content information about ready-to-eat food and drinks at their point of ordering. This information can be displayed in print, online or on digital platforms, and is distinct from advertising and labels on pre-packaged foods.
The consultation paper sets out a range of options for menu labelling in Australia and New Zealand. These options are for feedback purposes only and do not imply the endorsement of either the Australian or New Zealand Governments. Any option chosen would be considered for future development.
MPI encourages you to participate in the consultation. Your feedback will help to understand the costs and benefits of the menu labelling options and identify what is appropriate for New Zealand. It is important that any bi-national approach to menu labelling is fit-for-purpose for both Australia and New Zealand.
Submissions for this consultation will close on 3 June 2021 and can be made here.