New country of origin food labels still months away from hitting grocery shelves

 In Australia, NewZealand
The Abbott government is progressing plans to overhaul country of origin food labels but says new labels will not hit grocery shelves until at least the end of the year.
Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane said the government was considering a labelling system that would use a graph to indicate the percentage of Australian grown produce in food products.
It comes after Prime Minister Tony Abbott responded to calls for a revamp of country of origin labelling rules after February’s hepatitis A outbreak from frozen berries imported from China.
Mr Abbott had said he wanted a proposal put to cabinet by the end of March.  Sydney Morning Herald – Read more..

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