FOOD LABELS... Yorketown Foodland’s Lisa Graham displays an Australian smoked ham, with new labels which meet mandatory labelling laws. FOOD LABELS... Yorketown Foodland’s Lisa Graham displays an Australian smoked ham, with new labels which meet mandatory labelling laws.

Aussie Label Laws now mandatory

CONSUMERS will now have a better idea of where their food comes from after tough new country of origin labelling laws became mandatory on July 1.

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.

Reforms to labelling began in 2016 with a two-year transition period put in place before the labels were expected on all packaged products.

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