Label Review Guide Australia – Food Category Chutney – Mrs Brides 100g Beetroot & Orange Chutney Front – 8th July 2018

Mrs Brides 100g Beetroot & Orange Chutney Front

Mrs Brides 100g Beetroot & Orange Chutney Front


Mrs Brides 100g Beetroot & Orange Chutney Back

Mrs Brides 100g Beetroot & Orange Chutney Bac







  1. Prescribed Name, Name or Description of Food – Labelled on front and back of pack ‘Chutney’. This food item doesn’t have a prescribed name and the word ‘Chutney’ is sufficient to indicate the true nature of the food.
  2. Company Name and Address – Labelled on front and back of pack ‘Mrs Bridges’ and physical address. As this product is sold in Australia it needs to follow Standard 1.2.2-4 and must have an Australian or New Zealand business name (including the importer) and business address.
  3. Weights and Measures Declarations – The National Trade Measurement Regulations 2009 regulate the weight of this pre-packed food. Division 4.4 – 4.10(1) A measurement marking on a package must be made on the principal display panel.  This product is missing the weight measure on front of pack which is required.
  4. (Production) Lot Identification – Nice and clear labelled as ‘Batch Code: 7173’.
  5. (Shelf Life) Date Marking – As the best-before date is more than 3 months from the date it is applied the day date does not need to be present. The word ‘End’ is an extra word not required.
  6. Directions of Use and Storage – Clear instructions
  7. Country of Origin – As this item is not a ‘non-priority’ food it requires a clearly defined box around the statement ‘Made in Scotland’. For example Made in Scotland.
  8. Nutrition, Health and Related Claims – No claims made on product
  9. Nutrition Information Requirements – Extra information required on the nutrition information panel. Interesting to note foods in small packages are not required to have a nutrition information panel (less than 100cm squared).  A quick calculation has the surface area over 100cm squared.  The following information needs to be added; Servings per package, Serving size and Quantity per serving.  The table layout also needs to comply with S12-2 which will include removing the words ‘of which’ and ‘salt’.  When the word ‘salt’ is replaced with ‘sodium’ the unit of measure needs to be replaced with mg.  Also moving protein up the list below energy.
  10. Characterising Ingredients and Components of Food – As beetroot and orange are the characterising ingredient due to being mentioned in the name of the food. Percentages are clearly given in the ingredient list for both ingredients.
  11. List of Ingredients – Appears all ingredients are listed by the common, descriptive or generic name in descending order of ingoing weight. Options available for the declaration of substances used as food additives in this example thickener modified maize starch E1404.  This type of food additives must be listed by their class name followed by the name of the food additive or the food additive number, which is done on this label.  Other examples to list this ingredient can be Thickener (E1404) or Thickener (1404) or Oxidised Starch.
  12. Warning and Advisory Statement – The allergy present in Malt Vinegar is clearly labelled in bold as BARLEY. This meets all requirements.  Interesting to note mustard is in bold also indicating an allergy ingredient.  This is due to the UK having different regulations regarding which allergies to declare.    
  13. Legibility Requirements – No issues


Updates required to artwork – An update to the label is required to meet Australian Food Standards.