| Commentary

40 Food

| Commentary

40 Food

The main statutory provisions governing the advertising of food are the Food Safety Act 1990, the Food Labelling Regulations 1996 and the General Food Regulations 20041. ‘Food’ is defined by the Food Safety Act 1990 as any substance or product, whether processed, partially processed or unprocessed, intended to be, or reasonably expected to be, ingested by humans, and includes drink, chewing gum and any substance, including water, intentionally incorporated into food during its manufacture, preparation or treatment2.

Where certain names, descriptions and qualifications are required to be used under the provisions of the Food Safety Act 1990, such names,

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