Country of origin labelling makes buying Australian even easier

Andrew Hastie with Kargullen orchardist Tom Price.
Andrew Hastie with Kargullen orchardist Tom Price.

FROM this week, Australians will finally have very clear Country of Origin Labelling information and it will now be much easier to buy Aussie produce.

Caning MHE Andrew Hastie said most Australian foods would need to include a bar chart and statement indicating the minimum percentage of Australian content.

“These foods will also carry the Australian Made kangaroo logo if it has been made, produced or grown in Australia,’’ he said.

“The new labels are all about improving transparency for shoppers so they have greater choice.

“We’re making it easier for people to support Australian producers.”

Previous regulations lacked clarity and information about food and ingredient country of origin.

Many consumers are interested in not just where something was made or packed but also how much of the food was grown in Australia.

All food labels will continue to include a statement about where the food has been made, grown or produced.