Democracy in action, food labelling and sugar. Have your say.

Here’s your chance everyone…The Australian and NZ governments are calling for public consultation on food labelling, especially around sugar.

The letter I got is pasted below. Make your submissions at this link 

So, they are asking us what we think. Let’s not just complain afterwards…Have a go if you care about what we eat.

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Dear Stakeholder
 
The Food Regulation Standing Committee (FRSC) is inviting submissions from stakeholders on the labelling of sugars on packaged foods and drinks. A Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (Consultation Paper) has been prepared to seek information on this topic from stakeholders, including industry, public health and consumer organisations and other interested parties.
 
The Consultation Paper is available on the Food Regulation website.  As this is a public consultation, we ask that you forward this invitation to any other relevant parties that would be interested in providing a submission.
 
Information provided in response to the consultation will be drawn upon to prepare a Decision Regulation Impact Statement which will identify a preferred policy option to recommend to the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (the Forum) in relation to the labelling of sugars on packaged foods and drinks. The Forum is comprised of Ministers responsible for food regulation from the Australian Federal Government, New Zealand, and Australian States and Territories governments.
 
Submissions need to be lodged through the online Portal and should be supported by evidence. Peak organisations are expected to consult their members on the questions in the Consultation Paper and provide a single response on behalf of their members. Duplicate submissions are not necessary. Submissions that are not evidence-based, or do not directly answer the questions in the paper may not be drawn upon in preparing the Decision Regulation Impact Statement for the Forum.
 
Submissions close at 11.59pm on 19 September 2018 Australian Eastern Time.
 
If you have any questions about this consultation process, please contact the Food Regulation Secretariat at the email address below.
 
Thank you in advance for taking the time to make a submission.
 
Kind regards
 
Food Regulation Secretariat
 

 
Website: www.foodregulation.gov.au | Email: FoodRegulationSecretariat@health.gov.au
Phone: +61 2 6289 5128 | Postal Address: MDP 707, GPO Box 9848, Canberra ACT 2601
 

One Comment on “Democracy in action, food labelling and sugar. Have your say.

  1. Pingback: Democracy in action, food labelling and sugar. Have your say. – No Fat Living

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