Under Australia's new Country of Origin Labelling laws: Is the water in my product "Australian"?

By Charles Fisher (Co-Principal, FoodLegal)


With the introduction of the new Country of Origin Food Labelling Standard on 1 July 2016, the food industry is scrambling to understand the significant changes and enormous new regulatory burdens being imposed. One small but not insignificant area of confusion is how using water as a food ingredient can impact on the percentage of “Australian” ingredients in the product. This article explains how and why.


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