Federal Member for O’Connor Rick Wilson MP is encouraging the community to have their say on what they want in clearer country of origin food labelling.

From today, an online survey has been launched that will help design the Australian Government’s new labelling system.

Mr Wilson sits on the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Industry who conducted an enquiry and tabled a report in 2014 on country of origin food labelling.

He said the committee and the Government have been consulting with industry – including growers, processors and retailers to implement a clearer, more direct system for food labelling that will give consumers the information they want in a way that is easy to read and understand.

“The community have been telling me loud and clear that they want more useful food labelling, and we want to hear from them about which options they prefer,” said Mr Wilson.

“I encourage everyone interested in the issue to jump online and fill out a country of origin food labelling community survey.

“You have asked for simpler food labelling and now is the chance for you to have your say on simpler and more logical ways to present the information.

“It’s important that people can make informed choices about the food they buy at their local supermarket. We want Australians to have confidence in knowing where their food is coming from.”

Access the online survey at www.industry.gov.au/cool or request a hardcopy by calling 13 28 46. The survey closes on Friday 3 July 2015.


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