New laws are going to be good for Australian business, producers, Australian Framers and the Australian economy. New laws being introduced are a good incentive to buy Australian made products, Australian ingredients in products that support Australian farming and Australian family businesses and the Health of the Australian Economy of which every Australian should embrace.
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On 1 July 2016, a new country of origin food labelling system will commence under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). It will apply to food offered for retail sale in Australia, including in stores or markets, online or from a vending machine. The law will not apply to food sold in places like restaurants, cafes, take-away shops, schools, or to food provided by caterers.
Consumers can expect to start seeing the new labels in supermarkets and grocery outlets later this year. However, businesses will have two years to sell current stock and change their labels to comply with the new law before it becomes mandatory on 1 July 2018.
New country of origin logo food labels. Made in Australia from at least 70% Australian ingredientsUnder the new system, most foods that are produced, grown or made in Australia will be required to display a label with:
the kangaroo in a triangle symbol so you can easily and quickly identify the food’s Australian origin
a statement indicating that the food was grown, produced or made in Australia
the minimum proportion, by ingoing weight, of Australian ingredients, indicated by a percentage amount and shown in a bar chart.
Labelling requirements will vary depending on the type of food product and whether it was grown, produced, made or packed in Australia or another country.
For most imported food (food grown, produced, made or packaged in a country other than Australia), the country of origin will need to be specified on the labelling in a clearly defined box.
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