New Food Labels to hit shelves later in the year

 Example of of the new labelling

Example of of the new labelling

Today, the Government approved a new food labelling system which will show consumers where products are made, grown or packaged.

Foods processed locally will have a new label which includes the familiar green and gold kangaroo and triangle icon, with a bar chart showing what proportion of the ingredients are from Australia.

The green and gold triangle design was the overwhelming preference of more than 17,800 respondents to the Government’s food labelling community survey.

New country of origin food labels will begin to appear on supermarket shelves later this year.