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The Australian Government has introduced a new food labeling scheme that includes information about where food is grown, produced, made or packed.
The five new labels, detailed below, allow consumers to quickly understand the origin of the product and make an informed decision.
Grown in Australia — For food where all of the ingredients are Australian grown.
- Product of Australia — For all food where all of the ingredients are Australian and all major processing has been done here.
- Made in Australia — For food where the ingredients come from Australia or overseas and major processing has been done here.
- Packed in Australia — Features only a bar chart which shows the percentage of Australian ingredients
- All imported foods produced, made, grown or packed outside Australia must have their country of origin on the label.
The July 1, 2016 effective date for the new country of origin labelling requirements was followed by a two-year transition period. Any products that have old labels at the end of the transition period can still be sold until their shelf-life expires. Food labelled from July 1, 2018 must follow the new rules.