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Australia Aussie made food labels now mandatory

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

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New food labels distinguishing between what is 100 per cent grown in Australia and packed from at least 50 per cent Australian ingredients are now mandatory .

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

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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. For more information on the Australian Government’s new mandatory country-of-origin labels , visit www.industry.gov.au/cool, www. foodlabels .industry.gov.au.

Mandatory labelling or labeling (see spelling differences) is the requirement of consumer products to state their ingredients or components. Moral purchasing and problems like allergies are two things which are enabled by labelling .

"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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