Locals can have a say on country of origin food labelling

PAGE MP Kevin Hogan has urged Northern Rivers locals to have their say on what they want in clearer country of origin food labelling in an online survey.

The survey, he said, will help design the Australian Government's new labelling system.

The Government has been consulting with industry - including growers, processors and retailers 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.

"My community has been telling me loud and clear that they want more useful food labelling, and we want to hear from them about which options they prefer," Mr Hogan said.

"I encourage all those in the Northern Rivers and Clarence Valley who are interested in the issue 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.

"Our community has asked for simpler food labelling and now is the chance to have a say on simpler and more logical ways to present the information."

"It's important that people can make informed choices about the food they buy at their local supermarket. We want Australians to have confidence in knowing where their food is coming from."
 



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