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The Department of Health has gazetted a massive 238 page document for public comment, which will aim to make wide-sweeping changes to the way food items are labelled on store shelves in South Africa.

The proposed changes – called the Regulations Relating to the Labelling and Advertising of Foodstuffs – reinforce many rules already in place for product packaging in South Africa, such as ingredient lists and sell-by dates, but also introduce a host of changes for more modern changes in food advertising.

Big changes for food labels in South Africa – including sugar warnings and an end to ‘super-food’ – BusinessTech