Major Developments in Food Labelling Announced
13 December 2011
In January this year, a panel of experts, led by Dr. Neal Blewett, released its report entitled Labelling Logic - Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy (2011)
. The Report contained 61 recommendations. On 1 December, the Commonwealth government released its own responses to the Blewett recommendations. Those responses did not include the views of the State and Territory ministers nor the New Zealand government. It is unclear why the Commonwealth released its own views independently of the Forum on Food Regulation (convening as the Australia New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council) (Forum) in advance of the Forum's report.