On 1 July 2016, the Australian Government introduced changes to country of origin labelling for food to provide clearer and more meaningful information to the Australian community about where their food comes from.
There is a two-year transition period before the new rules become mandatory on 1 July 2018.
The Department of Industry, Innovation and Science (the department), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, is proposing to hold forums early in 2017. The forums will be an opportunity for our staff to explain the new labelling requirements, share the tools that are available, and answer any questions you may have. The forums will be held in capital cities and selected regional centres across Australia.
Why We Are Consulting
To assist planning, the department is seeking input from Australian businesses on where the forums should be held. Please nominate in which capital city or regional location you could attend. The department will plan the forums based on anticipated attendance. Please note that the department may not be able to offer all preferred locations.