Healthy Smiles News

21 November 2017

Media release
21 November 2017
Consumer NZ and Dental Association call for added sugar labelling
Consumer NZ and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) are asking the government to back new rules for the labelling of added sugars in food and drinks.
The call comes ahead of the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation, to be held on 24 November 2017 in Australia. Added sugar labelling will be discussed at the forum.
Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said regulations didn’t require manufacturers to show the amount of added sugars in their products, making it difficult for consumers to know how much was in their food.
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