Making Low GI General Level Health Claims in Australia and new zealand

We have undertaken extensive scientific reviews so that you can make general level health claims about your low glycemic index products that carry the GI Symbol and meet the requirements set out by FSANZ Standard 1.2.7 – Nutrition, Health and Related Claims.

A general level health claim refers to a nutrient, substance or property of a food and its effect on a health function. It must not refer to a serious disease or biomarker of a serious disease.

High-level scientific evidence and dossiers supporting the following general level health claims on pack and in promotional material will be made available exclusively to GI Symbol licensees:

  • • satiety
    • sustained energy
    • physical performance


The following are examples of low GI general level health claims that have been substantiated by these systematic literature reviews:


  • • Low GI helps you stay fuller for longer
    • Low GI increases the feeling of being fuller for longer
    • Low GI foods can increase satiety


Sustained Energy

  • • Low GI for sustained energy
    • Low GI for longer lasting energy
    • Low GI to help maintain energy levels


Physical Performance

  • • Low GI (insert food) to fuel active bodies
    • Low GI foods can help provide you with the energy needed to keep active for longer
    • Low GI foods provide energy to help you perform at your best


The GI Foundation can work with your organisation to develop appropriate wording to support your product benefits.

To further explain the process involved to make low GI general level health claims please read the following brochure.