Something that I often hear from clients is that they can’t possibly create their own food labels themselves.

Well, you are more than capable in creating your own food labels for that business of yours.

Are you wanting to learn the basics of food labelling for your own food product business? YES!

Do you have the time to do your own food labelling? YES!

Do you want to do the food labelling yourself? YES!

Then you will want to complete the Food Label Basics Project in one day, and it will give you a really great overview of where to begin for everything and it will assist you in building your foundational knowledge when it comes to food labels.

You can definitely outsource your food labels to me if you don’t want to do them or have the time. And I will work alongside you to create them!

BUT labelling your food products doesn’t have to be in the too hard basket. Instead with my Food Label Basics Project we will take the stress and overwhelm, and everything you need to do will be in one easy to access place.

This is perfect for you if you:

  • Don’t know where to start with your food labels
  • Are overwhelmed by the government websites
  • Don’t know where or how to start the food label
  • Can’t decipher the food law jargon
  • Don’t understand what applies to your product
  • Feel like nobody tells you how to do it

Then, let’s get you started.

I will show you:

  • Where to start with your food labels
  • How to navigate the websites and reduce that overwhelm
  • Help you learn the jargon so it becomes like a second language to you

Not quite ready for the course, then my checklist might be perfect for you to start with!

Well, it is the Nutrition Information Panel that sits on your food label.

And it’s something that *whispers* you can do yourself. I can hear your jaw dropping right this moment.

But Roslyn, do I need a NIP on my food label?

Sorry to burst your bubble, but you do for most products. Standard 1.2.8 of the Food Standards Code says so.

It needs to show the average quantities of:

  • Energy in kilojoules
  • Protein
  • Fat
  • Saturated fat
  • Carbohydrate
  • Sugars
  • Sodium

And it needs to show the food and serving in both 100g or 100mL.

Seems confusing? Well, it doesn’t have to be!

If this is something that is confusing you and you’re wondering how on earth you could even do it yourself, then join my waitlist, because I have something in the works that will help you, do it all yourself.

Tastebuddies FSANZ Food Standards Australia New Zealand Food Labelling

In this blog, we ould be able to discuss the in-depth business importance of knowing what is Food Regulation.

Today I spoke to a new client who has been busy developing her product for the last 2 years. A food consultant has assisted her, she has a contract packer ready to make her food product and is now ready to sit down with her designer to create the labels.

As she was explaining her call for help, the anguish she has been through, and the product development roller coaster she had been riding, she became teary and sounded downright exhausted. The overwhelm of the process had taken its toll.

And one of the things that she said stuck in my mind. She told me that only last week she discovered that Food Standards Code existed.

She felt like such a fool to spend 2 years developing a product and not know about the food regulations and food laws to comply to.

I realized that there must be many more food entrepreneurs and food startups in the same situation.

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FSANZ Tastebuddies Country of Origin

You may have already started to see the new Country of Origin Food Labelling (I’m going to call this CoOL from now on…) little logos on many items in the supermarket.

However, Inside FMCG has reported that many businesses may face are fines as their labels are unlikely to meet the deadline. They reported, “It’s the small-to-medium-sized businesses that are falling behind because they either don’t have the resources available or don’t have a proper understanding of the requirements under the new laws.”

OK… small food businesses….. let’s tick this off the to-do list.

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Tastebuddies Added Sugar

Sugar has many names, many disguises.  It is important to be able to read and understand the ingredients of your products when making a sugar claim. No Added Sugar Claims? Sugar can be hiding in a raw material that you weren’t even aware of.

No Added Sugar has become a popular claim on food products to satisfy the needs of consumers who have quit sugar, on a low carb or Ketogenic diet.

When can I claim No Added Sugar?

FSANZ outlines you can only claim No Added Sugar when the food contains:

  • no added sugars*, honey, malt, or malt extracts

or the

  • food contains no added concentrated fruit juice or deionized fruit juice.

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Tastebuddies Food Labelling

A Warm Tastebuddies Welcome to our updated website and blog.

I’m a passionate food technologist, nutritionist and creator of new food products.

My happy place is my kitchen.

My pre-kids working life was brainstorming ideas with marketing teams, creating new food concepts, upscaling kitchen bench ideas and working odd hours in food factories trialling 200kg batches of our new products. I’ve been covered in mayonnaise from burst pipes, washed and spun dry thousands of salad leaves, made the longest, multi-flavoured-multi-coloured killer python ever and created flavour libraries from sweet juicy mango to rich, dark chocolate flavours.

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