Kilojoule Displays

Certain ACT food businesses (e.g. larger ‘fast food’ and snack chains) are required to display the kilojoule (kJ) content of their standard food items.

 

Do the kJ displays laws apply to your business?
 
Do you sell Standard Food items?
No
You do not need to display kJs.

Yes
Is your business in a chain, franchise etc that sells food from 7+ places in the ACT or 50+ places in Australia?
No
You do not need to display kJs.

Yes
 
 
You need to display kJs.
 
If you display kJs voluntarily, you still need to comply with the laws.
  • Standard Food Item: a ready-to-eat food of standard size and content that is listed on a menu or displayed for sale with a price tag or label.

  • Standard food outlet means a food business that sells standard food items at other premises or as part of chain/franchise arrangements.
  • Chain/Franchise Food Business: operates as one of a group of food businesses that sell Standard Food Items:
    • under franchise arrangements with a parent business or
    • under common ownership/control or
    • under the same trading name as a group of other food businesses that sell Standard Food Items.

Note: Caterers are exempt from the laws.

Kilojoule display flowchart (PDF version) 

Legislation

User Guide and Frequently Asked Questions for businesses

Please see the User Guide and Frequently Asked Questions for businesses.

Frequently Asked Questions for Businesses

Kilojoule Display User Guide for ACT Food Businesses

Note: the information on this website is intended as a guide only. Individuals should refer to the Food Act 2001 for specific legislative provisions.

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