none
none

COUNTRY-OF-ORIGIN FOOD LABELS GOOD NEWS FOR CONSUMERS

24-07-2015
by 
in 

The Australian Made Campaign has welcomed the Government’s proposed new country-of-origin labelling system for food.

For the first time food labels will incorporate a bar chart showing what proportion of ingredients come from Australia.

They will also include – for those products made and grown in Australia – the Australian Made, Australian Grown kangaroo logo.

“We welcome the Government’s initiative to help consumers quickly and easily identify great Aussie products,” Australian Made Campaign Chief Executive, Ian Harrison, said.

“The Australian Made Campaign contributed significant input during the development of this proposal and looks forward to working with the Government to efficiently and effectively implement the new scheme.”

Mr Harrison said the iconic green-and-gold kangaroo logo had been helping farmers and manufacturers promote genuine Aussie products and produce for nearly three decades.

“The new system will help consumers make informed choices based on the ‘Australianness’ of products,” Mr Harrison said.

“Independent Roy Morgan Research surveys confirm the enormous levels of recognition and trust Australians have in the Australian Made, Australian Grown logo.”

“A greater number of growers and manufacturers using the logo will further strengthen its impact for the benefit of both consumers and producers,” Mr Harrison said.

The proposed new ‘contents symbol’ will be mandatory for most (but not all) food products and the roll-out will commence next year – following consultation with the States and Territories – with a phased implementation period for small business.


For more information visit: http://industry.gov.au/industry/IndustrySectors/FoodManufacturingIndustry/Pages/Country-of-Origin-Labelling.aspx

Related news & editorials

  1. 20.02.2018
    20.02.2018
    by      In
    An in-depth analysis of the battery industry in Australia has shown that lithium totals a $2 trillion investment opportunity, and despite investment in other kinds of battery technology, Australia must act or be left behind in lithium tech. 
    The Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC... Read More
  2. 20.02.2018
    20.02.2018
    by      In
    Lockheed Martin Australia has opened a new $12 million Lockheed Martin Australia House on the edge of Canberra’s Parliamentary Triangle. 
    The new office was opened by Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne, who said the company has cemented its ongoing commitment to Australia's defence industry... Read More
  3. 20.02.2018
    20.02.2018
    by      In
    Expressions of interest have now opened for trade works on the Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Precinct infrastructure project, promising up to 600 new construction jobs, and ongoing maintenance procedures. 
    Under the project, new facilities will be required to support the continuous build programs for... Read More
  4. 20.02.2018
    20.02.2018
    by      In
    With 'temporary' demountable structures making up more than one-in-ten classrooms in NSW, it is clear the education system is struggling to keep up with expansion. 
    Facing a future with more than five thousand demountables, many of which remain in place for upwards of ten years, the Centre for... Read More