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Aussie made food labels now mandatory

Aussie made food labels now mandatory

New food labels distinguishing between what is 100 per cent grown in Australia and packed from at least 50 per cent Australian ingredients are now mandatory.

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By AAP 02.07.2018 08:18 AM

Consumers will now have a better idea about Australian grown and manufactured food products after tough new labelling laws became mandatory.

The new labels distinguish between what is 100 per cent grown in Australia, made in Australia from at least 70 per cent Australian ingredients, and packed from at least 50 per cent Australian ingredients.

"The new labels provide consumers with accurate information and real choice," Assistant Minister for Science, Jobs and Innovation Zed Seselja said in a statement on Monday.

"Australian farmers and producers will see the benefits with consumers able to identify and choose to buy Australian products."

The food labelling reforms began in 2016, with the two year transition period ending on July 1 this year.

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