Australia Aussie made food labels now mandatory

06:01  02 july  2018
06:01  02 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Apply now The Aussie Made Club. From 1 July 2016, the Australian Government will be incorporating the Australian Made , Australian Grown kangaroo logo into a new country of origin label , which will be mandatory for most Australian food products sold in Australia.

Mandatory food labelling laws will come into effect tomorrow, giving consumers more detail on the country of origin of ingredients and manufacturing processes. So what do the new food labels mean? Grown in Australia.

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Consumers will now have a better idea about Australian grown and manufactured food products after tough new labelling laws became mandatory.

The new labels distinguish between what is 100 per cent grown in Australia, made in Australia from at least 70 per cent Australian ingredients, and packed from at least 50 per cent Australian ingredients.

National Farmers' Federation chief executive Tony Maher believes the new system will be a boost for Australian food producers.

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Apply now The Aussie Made Club. The Australian Made Campaign has called for mandatory country-of-origin labelling across all food products in numerous submissions, including to the current House of Representatives inquiry into food labelling .

Apply now The Aussie Made Club. It is important to note that the new labels are not mandatory for food products which are intended for sale in export markets. If your products fall into this category, you can maintain your licence with AMCL and continue to use the AMAG logo without change, or you can

"As long as we've got more clarity in labelling, our general view is people like to buy Australian," Mr Maher told ABC radio on Monday.

"They like to support Australian farmers. These new labelling requirements will help them do that and that will help Australian farmers."

Pink Lady apples sit on a stall at a fruit store. © AAP Image/Paul Miller Pink Lady apples sit on a stall at a fruit store. Assistant Science, Jobs and Innovation Minister Zed Seselja said the new labels would provide consumers with accurate information,

"Australian farmers and producers will see the benefits with consumers able to identify and choose to buy Australian products," Senator Seselja said in a statement.

The food labelling reforms began in 2016, with the two year transition period ending on July 1 this year.

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