Country of Origin Food Labelling
The Country of Origin Food Labelling Information Standard 2016 commenced on 1 July 2016 under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). It applies to food offered for retail sale in Australia, e.g. food sold in stores or markets, online or from a vending machine.
The new Country of Origin food labelling requirements become mandatory from 1 July 2018. As a small business who produces food in Australia this means you must ensure your labelling is compliant with the new requirements.
On Monday 23 April the Office of the Small Business Commissioner along with the ACCC presented a free information session on the new requirements. A recoding of that event can be viewed on our YouTube Channel here.
You can also find more information on the requirements on the ACCC website here.