Help CHOICE campaign for clearer food labelling by sharing your thoughts on country of origin
Australia’s food labelling laws are under review and we’ve heard loud and clear that confusing country of origin information is one of your biggest food labelling frustrations.
Take our survey and tell us how important country of origin is to you and how food labels could be improved to give you the information you need about the origin of the foods you buy.
What must be labelled?
Under the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, it’s mandatory for nearly all packaged foods to carry a country of origin label. Products in small packages and foods packed for immediate consumption are exempt.
Some fresh and unpackaged foods – fruit, vegetables, nuts, seafood, and pork products - are also required to declare the country of origin on a sign in close proximity to the product.