New food labelling standards to apply

New country of origin labelling requirements for most foods sold by retailers come into force next month.

FROM July 1 Yanchep, Butler and Gingin businesses need to be aware new country of origin labelling requirements for most foods intended for retail sale will apply.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission small business team said the federal government has introduced new country of origin labelling requirements.

Foods must be labelled according to the requirements of the Country of Origin Food Labelling Information Standard 2016.

The small business team said if a business was required to adopt the new labels they were reminded to consider identifying whether products were priority or non-priority foods and to confirm if they needed any information from their suppliers to work out the percentage of Australian ingredients in their foods.

They were also reminded to determine the types of claims they could  make about their products – were they grown, produced, made or packed in Australia or overseas?

For more information about the new requirements visit
Country of origin food labelling