Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL) 2021 Standard

In February 2021, the Food Standards Code was updated to include changes to the allergen declarations with the  Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL) Standard. More details can be found in this Standard on explicit requirements on how to declare allergens, use of ‘plain English’ terms for all allergens, addition of molluscs, the 9 individual tree nuts that must be declared as single nuts and changes to gluten.

Food Industry Guide to Allergen Management and Labelling, 2021

The Food Industry Guide to Allergen Management and Labelling provides guidance for industry in managing allergens and is relevant to those involved in the supply, handling, production and sale of foods.

Country of Origin Information Standard 2017

Introduced in 2016, the Country of Origin Information Standard is the Australian legislation for the new labelling requirements. Any Priority Foods labelled from 1 July 2018 must follow the new rules. More details on what is required can be found in this Information Standard.

Country of Origin Tool Checklist

Collate your product data using this Country of Origin checklist. It will assist in gathering the information you may need to generate your new labels with the online tool. The Country of Origin Labelling Online Tool is available at

Country of Origin Labelling Guide April 2017

Is your product a Priority Food or Non-Priority Food? Does it need the new Country of Origin labelling effective 1 July 2018. Learn more in this guide from ACCC.

Country of Origin Labelling Style Guide 2017

This Style Guide shows how the new country of origin labels should look and be used. The CoOL Online Tool will help you determine and download the appropriate label for your food product.

Getting Your Claims Right

Do you know the difference between nutrient content claims, general level health claims and high level health claims? Follow the flowchart and learn more about FSANZ approved claims.

FSANZ User Guide to Labelling, 2014

This Guide sets out how the labelling requirements of the Code apply in different situations and outlines certain exemptions from the requirement for food to bear a label.

Food Safety Program Template – Acidified Foods, Fermented Foods or Brewed or Fermented Soft Drinks

Anyone that’s producing sauerkraut, kimchee, kombucha, kefirs, ginger beers, acidified fruits and vegetables, pickles, and any other brewed or fermented foods or soft drinks should read & implement this Food Safety Program Template.

Created by Victoria Health department and includes simple, easy to read information and implementation of food safety standards for these types of foods.