An online survey is open, allowing everyone to have their say on clearer ‘country of origin’ food labelling, and Government representatives are calling on the community to give feedback on proposed new food labels.
The survey was created to help design the Government’s new labelling system after consultation with food growers, processors and retailers. They plan to “implement a clearer, more direct system for food labelling that will give consumers the information they want in a way that is easy to read and understand.”
Federal MP Angus Taylor said “Australians don’t want to pay a lot for their food so the answer is not in more detailed and expensive food labelling. The ultimate answer is electronic labelling. You just scan the product and the detail will come up on your smartphone.”
“I recognise that people want simple and more logical labels, so they can make an informed decision about the food they buy at their local supermarket,” said MP John Cobb. “I encourage all those in Calare to jump online and fill out a country of origin food labelling community survey at www.industry.gov.au/cool or request a hardcopy by calling 13 28 46.”