Ian Macfarlane and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce have been given the job of developing a country of origin labelling proposal, which they are expected to take to Federal Cabinet by the end of March. The Green Australian Made logo is rumoured to play a part in the reform, to indicate food processed in Australia, together with an bar graph indicator of produce of Australia. The taskforce is still working new labelling requirements that may apply to wholly imported foods, where the finished product is imported from overseas with no Australian manufacturing component.
Any changes to labelling standards and laws
then need to pass parliament.There would then be a transition period for food processors and importers to make the required changes.
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