A Kinder Surprise advertisement targeting children has been deemed to be ‘not in breach’ of the New Zealand Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) children advertising code following a formal complaint submitted by the Healthy Auckland Together coalition.
Food adulteration violators in India to get life imprisonment, Australia to stop 'misleading' plant-based product labelling, Malaysia imposes sugar tax and more updates feature in this edition of Policy Picks.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) aims to permit the sale of monk fruit as a sweetener in the two countries by January 2019. Currently, monk fruit is only approved for sale as a fruit or drink flavouring.
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) is to embark on a year-long review of the rules governing sugar claims in relation to alcoholic drinks, amid ministerial concerns of misleading messaging to consumers.
Heinz's US$1.64 million (A$2.25 million) fine in Australia for claiming that its toddler-targeted snack, Little Kids Shreds, was healthy and nutritious for young children, has sparked calls for action in New Zealand too.