What are the main categories of information that must be shown on food labels in Australia?

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This is an important question. The customer has the right to know what they are not only buying, but also putting into their bodies. This is even more important, because there has recently been greater emphasis on personal health and healthy eating with the whole organic push. In light of this, there are certain things all labels should have.

First, all labels should have the serving size as well as how many servings are in the food package. This point must be clearly printed, so that people would know this information and make calculations.

Second, calories should also be printed, so that people will know how many calories that they are eating. This is important for diets.

Third, all fat content should be divulged - saturated fat, trans fat, and any other fat.

Fourth, sodium content should also be printed, as many people have health issues due to sodium intake.