Q: Does the Health Food and Drink policy take additives and preservatives into account when assessing the suitability of food and drinks?

Posted on: January 22nd, 2016

No. The HFD policy is underpinned by the FOCiS nutrient criteria which are based on the Australian Dietary Guidelines. While these guidelines do not take into account additives and preservatives the recommendation is that fresh is best and therefore reduces the overall consumption of additives and preservative. Food Standards of Australia and New Zealand are the government body that sets limits for all additives and preservatives in foods made in or imported to Australia. If you would like more information download our Food Additives fact sheet or visit FSANZ.

 

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