Country of Origin Labelling

Fremantle1/ June 1, 2016/ Customs and Quarantine Updates

The Australian Government is changing the rules around labelling of food sold in retail stores, to make it easier for consumers to see where our food comes from. The new system will commence on 1 July 2016 with a 2 year phasing in period.

The new country of origin labelling requirements will apply to food offered for retail sale in Australia, including in stores or markets, online or from a vending machine. The law will not apply to food sold in places like restaurants, cafes, take-away shops, schools, or to food provided by caterers.

You can download the new labels, free of charge from the below links. Support materials are available for businesses now, including a style guide and instructions on how to source and set labels from the label library as well as information on the upcoming online tool.

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Country of Origin Label Library

What the new labels look like

Foods that need new labels

Please contact us if you need more information on the new Country of Origin Labelling Requirements