The Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has issued Notice 2023/12 to amend the mandatory allergenic labelling requirements with effect from 25 February 2024.
The new requirements include that allergen information must be declared:
- In a specific format and location on food labels, and
- Using simple, plain english terms in bold font.
The three-year transitional period to comply with new requirements ends on 25 February 2024. All food packaged and labelled after this date, must comply with the new requirements. Food packaged and labelled before 25 February 2025 can continue to be sold for up to 2 years.
The changes are inteded to assist consumers find allergen information on food labels more quickly and easily and allow them to make safe food choices.
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