Proposed new Australian food labelling laws released following Hepatitis A scare

 In Australia, NewZealand
Food packaging would be stamped with pie or triangle graphs illustrating how much of the product is locally grown under a proposed overhaul of labelling laws.
A two-month consultation study into food labelling regulations has found food can be ‘Made in Australia’ without any Australian ingredients. It also concluded consumers find current laws "confusing and irrelevant" and business considered the existing requirements "burdensome".
The government initiated the overhaul of food labelling laws in the wake of the contaminated frozen berries scandal in February. Nearly 30 people were infected with Hepatitis A.  Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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