How to label food and drink

A checklist to help food businesses understand the basic food and drink labelling rules and exceptions. 

Before you begin

Must-haves

Your label must be:

  • in English
  • easy to read.

It must include:

Optional

Food, drink and ingredients with extra rules

Exporting

Follow the rules for the country you're exporting to.

Exporting food from New Zealand

More on food labelling

This checklist covers basic rules for labelling most food and drink sold in New Zealand. Read the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) code to understand the rules for your product and its ingredients.

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