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The country of origin name is no longer mandatory on food labels.

By Alexandra McManus 22 July 2015 News No Comments »

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The federal Government has announced a new Country of Origin food labelling system. What a disappointment. We were all expecting the country of origin to be front and centre on food label for all to see. That is not what we got. In fact, manufacturers will not even have to declare the actual country where food or food ingredients came from UNLESS IT IS FROM AUSTRALIA. That will be mandatory. Surely the point was not to place more restrictions on Australian manufacturers, rather to demystify the existing ‘made from local and imported ingredient’.  It looks like all our submissions were ignored. It is not that hard. All we are asking is to know where the main ingredients in our food come from.

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