When re-categorisation of a food-like product as a non-food product may permit a stronger Country of Origin claim to be made
Published: 6 Mar 2019
The recent Australian Federal Court decision in the Nature’s Care Fish Oil Case further clarified the definition of ‘substantial transformation’ in deciding whether a fish oil capsule could be labelled as ‘made in Australia’. One of the potential consequences of the decision in this case is the possibility for a better country of origin claim to be made when a product is classified as a ‘non-food’ product, and therefore, no longer being required to comply with the Country of Origin Food Labelling Information Standard 2016. This article looks into this issue.
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