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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.
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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.
(http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/food-labelling-laws-clear-parliament/news-story/9cd5a67624c9ff07af5e0818ae1f93d9)
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Will this change the way you shop?

Gov labelling ad

Want to know more?
http://www.foodlabels.industry.gov.au/?gclid=CKf65fe90tMCFcwGKgodeBoMSg&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

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