New Country of Origin labelling
Published on: Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
Until recently, deciphering the country of origin of products has been confusing and time consuming.
The government is now implementing new labelling across all products, which will make it easier to know where your food has come from. By mid 2018 all food will have a country of origin label.
It’s intended to give consumers a clearer understanding of where their food comes from, tackling meaningless claims like “made in Australia from local and imported ingredients” when a product may only be minimally processed in Australia.
The new laws make clear that importing ingredients and undertaking minor processes, like dicing or canning, are not enough to justify a “made in Australia” claim.
More than 30 people across Australia contracted hepatitis in 2015 after consuming the same brand of frozen berries.
Will this change the way you shop?