Navigating Standard 1.2.7 - The Regulation of Nutrition and Health Claims in Australia/NZ

Instructor: Janine Curll
Product ID: 704692
  • Duration: 90 Min

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This training program will discuss what is a NCC (Nutrition Content Claims), a GLHC (General Level Health Claims), a HLHC (High Level Health Claims), and the conditions for making these claims. Attendees will understand the conditions on the types of foods that can carry nutrition content and health claims and the process to self–substantiate a food health relationship and requirements for FSANZ notification.

Why Should You Attend:

This webinar training will analyze how compliance with Standard 1.2.7 Nutrition, Health and Related Claims (Australian New Zealand Food Standards Code) is now mandatory for all food businesses involved in the sale and advertising of food in Australia//NZ.

The new health claims regulatory system is a detailed, complex framework of conditions, prescriptions and prohibitions food businesses must be aware of to ensure food label compliance. This program will focus on how food businesses can benefit from regulatory opportunities the new framework creates.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what is a NCC, a GLHC, a HLHC and the conditions for making these claims
  • Know the conditions on the types of foods that can carry nutrition content and health claims
  • Understand the process to self –substantiate a food health relationship and requirements for FSANZ notification

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Nutrition Content Claims (NCC)
  • General Level Health Claims (GLHC)
    • FSANZ pre-approved food health relationships
    • Statutory process for self-substantiation of food health relationships
  • High Level Health Claims (HLHC)
  • Endorsements
  • Nutrition Profile Scoring Criteria (NPSC)
  • Food medicine interface guidance tool application
  • Government developed guidance materials in the making of claims
  • Discussion of the compliance and enforcement strategy in the monitoring of health claims, as reported by enforcement agencies

Who Will Benefit:

This course is designed for people marketing foods with claimed health benefits in Australia and New Zealand. This includes individuals that have regulatory affairs, marketing or quality management systems responsibilities for making general improvements in their organization’s performance specifically related to maximizing sales through the promotion of claimed health benefits. The following personnel will benefit from the course:

  • Marketing and advertising professionals
  • Labelling compliance specialists
  • Senior quality managers
  • Quality professionals
  • Regulatory professionals
  • Compliance professionals
  • Production supervisors
  • Design engineers
  • Process owners
  • Document control specialists

Instructor Profile:

Janine Curll, BSc (microbiology) LLB MAIFST PhD candidate (Monash University), is principal consultant of Food Labelling Matters – a consulting practice devoted to food regulatory affairs, strategy and compliance. Ms. Curll’s professional research focus at Monash University is strategies for ‘food fraud’ control within the food labelling and regulatory system.

Her work is based on nearly 20 years of experience. She has worked for plaintiff and defendant law firms, a state food regulator - the NSW Food Authority, and universities. She is an acknowledged expert in food labelling regulations and business compliance in Australia and New Zealand and a PhD Candidate on the topic of food fraud and the tools for combat. At the NSW Food Authority, Ms. Curll investigated and prosecuted serious breaches of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, including false description and labelling compliance. She was the state representation at national working groups involved in the development and implementation of new food labelling regulations and compliance and enforcement strategies, including the new nutrition and health claims standard, the food-medicine interface and imported foods compliance and enforcement. Her professional and research insight into the regulation of health claims on foods can assist your business to utilize and apply available guidance in the compliant marketing of foods for sale in Australia and New Zealand.

She is co-author of an academic research project publication in press on the topic of health claim regulation in Australia: Christine Parker, Janine Curll, Casimir MacGregor and Alan Peterson ‘Unlocking the Energy of the Amazon? The Regulation of Anti-Ageing Health Claims on Superfood Labelling’ (2016). In addition, the Australian Business Law Review published the first academic contribution on food fraud in Australia, authored by Janine Curll.

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