The Federal Government has begun an evaluation of Australia’s country of origin food labelling system to make sure it’s working for Australian consumers.
The evaluation of country of origin labelling for food will consider if the labels are helping consumers make more informed choices, as well as clarifying the origin claims that businesses can make, while avoiding excessive costs for businesses which will be passed onto shoppers.
The evaluation will gather information and feedback from the community and industry through surveys, interviews and focus groups. To commence this process, DISER has developed a Discussion Paper and is undertaking a public consultation process to seek the views of consumers and businesses on the impact of the reforms.
If you are interested in finding out more about the consultation, or would like to make a submission, please visit DISER’s Consultation Hub for more information.
This initial round of consultation is open for participation until 11 September 2020.