FAQs

Where can I find out what ingredients I can put in a food and what has to go on the label?
All food sold in Australia has to comply with the local Food Act in the State or Territory in which its being sold and with Nationally agreed Food Standards published in the Australia New Zealand Foods Standards Code by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).

At Brooke-Taylor & Co we’re experts on the Food Standards Code. We can help you find your way around the relevant regulations, assist you in compliance and even prepare & submit applications to FSANZ to vary or amend the Code on your behalf. How can we help you?

Is my new food/ingredient a novel food and do I have to get it approved?
All novel foods are required to undergo pre-market approval but a new food or ingredient isn’t novel just because it’s new. Your new food or ingredient is only novel when it has:
a: no significant history of consumption in Australia or New Zealand,
AND
b: characteristics and/or patterns of use raising questions about its safety, which warrant Authorities undertaking a health and safety assessment
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about how Brooke-Taylor & Co can assist you in preparing a new food or new ingredient report to determine whether it has a relevant history of safe human consumption, help you seek an opinion from the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Novel Foods Advisory Panel or even prepare and submit an application for approval of a novel food on your behalf.

I want to import a new food product from overseas. Can you help me with the nutrition panel and ingredient list?
First we need to check if all the ingredient are permitted in Australian foods, then, if you have the US or EU nutrition panel and a copy of your proposed label, conversion to the ANZ format is very straightforward. Ask us for a quote.

Is the US Nutrition Facts panel OK?
No, the label needs a Nutrition Information Panel in the specified ANZ format. How can we help you?

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