Country of Origin Labelling: Consumer concerns revisited

By Joe Lederman and Charles Fisher
FoodLegal Lawyers and Consultants
© Lawmedia Pty Ltd, December 2008 - January 2009

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The recent Chinese milk/melamine scandal has illustrated the vulnerability of Australian consumers to the risks of unsafe food processing. Although it is not so long ago that the Australian Standard 1.2.11 - Country of Origin Labelling was introduced, the latest consumer scare on Chinese-sourced food may have created the imperative for a fresh review. This article considers how the Standard was considered in the last review and the options now open to food safety regulators and the Australian food industry to address the new concerns.

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