NEW ZEALAND: ‘Fat-free’ claims under closer scrutiny
New food standards that come into force in New Zealand in eight weeks' time will clamp down on claims such as '92% fat-free'. Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has become concerned that such claims mislead consumers into believing they are buying a low-fat product. "We are seeing a number of new food products being actively promoted as 93% fat-free or even 90% fat-free," FSANZ managing director Ian Lindenmayer is quoted by the NZ Press Association as saying. "This in fact means that these products are 7% or 10% fat respectively, which is not a low fat product."
Get full access to all content, just $1 for 30 days
A Message From The Editor
just-food gives you the widest food market coverage.
Paid just-food members have unlimited access to all our exclusive content - including 17 years of archives.
I am so confident you will love complete access to our content that today I can offer you 30 days access for $1.
It’s our best ever membership offer – just for you.
Dean Best, editor of just-food
- Does Kraft Heinz want to swallow Unilever whole?
- Focus: Nestle CEO plan to balance sales, earnings
- US food next wave on display at Winter Fancy Food
- Comment: Meal kits in US - don't believe the hype
- Why Reckitt Benckiser moved for Mead Johnson
- Kraft Heinz pursuing Unilever in takeover move
- Kraft Heinz pulls Unilever bid
- General Mills issues profit warning
- Kerry operating earnings strengthen on slow sales
- Kerry Group staff in Ireland suspend strike action