Public health professionals and groups have come out strongly in favour of clearer labelling of vegetable oils and have signed their support in an open letter to Ministers of the Ministerial Forum that will be deciding whether mandatory labelling of vegetable oils should proceed to the final stages of policy development.

Some of the signatories include:

  • Public Health Association of Australia
  • Mark Lawrence – Professor of Public Health and Nutrition, Deakin University
  • Dr Rosemary Stanton, School of Medical Sciences, University of New South Wales
  • Nutrition Australia
  • Dr Gary Sacks, Senior Research Fellow, World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention at Deakin University
  • Claire Turnbull, nutritionist
  • Food Policy Division, The George Institute
  • Professor Grant Schofield, Human Potential Centre, AUT
  • Caryn Zinn PhD, NZ Registered Dietitian, AUT Senior Lecturer

Read the full letter here