Consultation on the review of fast food menu labelling schemes

We are seeking feedback to inform the development of policy guidance for consistent menu labelling. Consultation is open from 6 February 2018 to 16 March 2018.

  • Closed
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About the consultation

We are reviewing fast food labelling schemes in Australia. We will consider:

We are seeking your thoughts on issues related to:

  • inconsistent legislation between jurisdictions
  • changing trends in the fast food industry
  • difficulties of interpretation.

For more detail, view the consultation paper below.

This consultation is open to:

  • industry, public health and consumer organisations
  • relevant professional associations.

Key documents

Have your say

Written submissions were accepted until 16 March 2018.

We also held 2 roundtable discussions for key industry stakeholders on 16 February 2018 and 16 March 2018.

Why we are consulting

We (the Food Regulation Standing Committee) are responsible for coordinating policy advice to food ministers. Consulting with key stakeholders is a key part of this responsibility.


As part of the menu labelling review, we will provide the outcomes of this consultation to:

  • food ministers
  • the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Health Council.

2021 update

As noted in 2018, we ran a broader consultation on policy guidance for menu labelling from April to June in 2021.

Mid-2018 update

In May 2018, we published the consultation summary report. This report will inform the next steps of the menu labelling review.

On 29 June 2018, the food ministers agreed to further targeted consultation. This will help us develop policy options to improve and strengthen fast food menu labelling in Australia. We will engage a broader range of stakeholders in the next stage.

Related information

This consultation:


For any queries, please contact the Food Regulation Secretariat.

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