The new country of origin labelling laws, which require Australian food businesses to show how much of a product is from Australia, will be compulsory from July 2018
As a result food businesses are required to redesign their packaging, however some businesses are not happy with how much the new system is costing them.
Food South Australia chief executive Catherine Sayer said the overall cost to Australian businesses would be “millions and millions of dollars”, none of which would be passed on to consumers.
Some businesses have already changed their labels, but others claim the process is proving time consuming, confusing and costly.
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Please visit www.business.gov.au/foodlabels to view the style guide, a label library, and access to an online tool that will help you to select the most appropriate label for your product.