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