Calls for tougher country of origin food labels after hepatitis A outbreak

 In Australia, NewZealand
Pressure is growing to tighten food labelling laws as the number of hepatitis A cases believed to be linked to contaminated frozen berries grew to 13 on Wednesday.
But Prime Minister Tony Abbott appeared to reject a complete overhaul of testing and labelling regulations, saying it was the responsibility of businesses "not to poison their customers".
Mr Abbott said any review of food labels would have to be a "balancing act" that did not impose unnecessary burdens on business.
His comments came as Greens Leader Christine Milne urged the major parties to support a bill that would simplify Australia’s country of origin food labels, which both the Greens and consumer groups such as Choice have described as confusing.  Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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