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Nutrition Information Panel Analysis

Nutritional information panelNutrition information panels are required on most packaged foods sold in Australia. This is regulated by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) through the Food Standards Code.

Nutrition information panels provide information on the average amount of energy, protein, fat, saturated fat, carbohydrate, sugars and sodium in the food, as well as any other nutrients about which a nutrition claim is made, e.g. a ‘high in vitamin C’ claim must show the amount of vitamin C and a ‘good source of fibre’ claim must show the total dietary fibre.

NMI’s Capabilities

NMI can provide:

  • NATA-accredited analysis of the nutritional composition of foods — the basic nutrition information panel as per the above Food Standards Code's mandatory tests includes:
    • energy
    • protein
    • carbohydrate (calculated by difference, requires moisture, ash, fat and protein)
    • total sugars
    • total fat
    • saturated fat (requires fatty acid profile including omega and trans fats)
    • sodium
  • NATA-accredited analysis of nutritional claims made for vitamins, minerals, cholesterol, fibre, sugar level, artificial sweeteners and allergens
  • Technical and regulatory advice as to whether labels meet FSANZ requirements (e.g. dates, ingredients, allergens)

We require 300 to 500 g of product to conduct our tests and results are provided in standard unit format and as prepared to allow easy comparison by consumers. We can also help calculate results on a gram per serve basis.

Click here for our guide on selling prepackaged goods.

We understand that determining what analysis is required can be a tricky process, so please contact us to discuss your individual needs (food@measurement.gov.au1300 722 845 or use our on-line form).

FSANZ References

Food Standards Code 
Labelling
Nutrition Content Claims and Health Claims
Nutrition Information Panels