New Country of Origin Food Labels coming to the Central Coast #CoastTimes #CentralCoast #News


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New Country of Origin Food Labels coming to the Central Coast #CoastTimes #CentralCoast #News Gaye Crispin's Coast Times NewsPress Release

21st July, 2015

New Country of Origin Food Labels coming to the Central Coast

New Country of Origin Food Labels coming to the Central Coast Consumers on the Central Coast and across Australia will soon benefit from clearer, simpler information about where products come from.

Federal Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks said new country of origin food labels will begin to appear on supermarket shelves on the Central Coast later this year.

“It is important to ensure consumers have the information they need to make informed choices about the products they buy,” Mrs Wicks said. “The mandatory rollout will commence in 2016, providing manufacturers with time to implement the new scheme.

“I encourage anyone from across our community who’s interested in further information on country of origin labelling to CLICK HERE .”

The New Country of Origin Food Labels

In February, the Government established a review of Australia’s Country of Origin Labelling laws. The Prime Minister Tony Abbott, Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane and Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce unveiled the changes on Tuesday.

New Country of Origin Food Labels coming to the Central Coast #CoastTimes #CentralCoast #News Gaye Crispin's Coast Times News

The new country of origin food labels. Australians will benefit from clearer, simpler information about where products come from. New country of origin food labels will begin to appear on supermarket shelves later this year.

The System Shows Where Products Are Made, Grown or Packaged

Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane said the new food labelling system 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,” Mr Macfarlane said.

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“This will include, for example, ‘Made in Australia from 100% Australian ingredients’, ‘Packed in Australia, Made in Canada’ and ‘Made in Australia from Australian carrots and French peas’”.

Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce said companies will be encouraged to provide additional information on their labels such as naming the origin of a number of key ingredients.

New Country of Origin Food Labels coming to the Central Coast #CoastTimes #CentralCoast #News Gaye Crispin's Coast Times NewsClarifying ‘Made In Australia’

Consumers on the Central Coast and across Australia will be able to make a quick comparison of products on the shelves. Digital options are also being developed so consumers who want more detailed information can get it. These reforms will also clarify the definition of ‘made in’ Australia.

Importing ingredients and simply slicing them will no longer qualify for a ‘made in’ claim. Under the new scheme, if product is imported into Australia and then re-packed, the label will identify where the item came from.

The Commonwealth Government will continue to work with the States and Territories, whose agreement is required to roll out the new labels.

 

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Federal Member for Robertson Lucy Wicks

Telephone: (02) 4322 2400  Fax: (02) 4322 2499

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Article compiled by Gaye Crispin, Coast Times,

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Gosford Council

Press Release, 16th July, 2015

2 New Exhibitions on Display at Gosford Regional Gallery

Gosford Regional Gallery will be playing host to two exciting new exhibitions this July.

On Saturday 18 July, the Gallery will be displaying Emerging 2015, a biennial art competition which brings together the work of the best emerging contemporary artists from New South Wales.

Opening on the same day is an exhibition of realistic portraits by local artist Peter Smeeth.

Phil Cantillon, Gosford City Council’s Manager of Culture said both exhibitions complement each other, with one featuring work by an established, well known artist, whilst the other aims to support and nurture artists at the beginning of their visual arts careers ….. read more


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