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Country of Origin Labels

New Government regulations regarding “COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOOD LABELLING LAWS”, state that from the 1st July 2016, food sold in Australia in retail stores can have these new labels. These are not mandatory until the 1st July 2018, but you can already start designing and applying your new food labels.

There are different labels depending on where the food was grown, produced, made or packaged. The CoOL online tool, available at business.gov.au/foodlabels, will help you identify the appropriate label for your food product.

There are two types of these new country of origin labels and samples are below. We can help with artwork and printing of these labels if required.

1. Standard Mark

THREE COMPONENT LABELS are for products that were grown, produced or made in Australia.

Kangaroo in a triangle logo.
Bar chart indicates % of Australian ingredients.
20% incremental markings and filled in 10% increments.
Explanatory text has 2 parts:
• States if a food was grown, produced or made in Australia.
• States % of Australian ingredients.


TWO COMPONENT LABELS are for products that were packed in Australia only (not grown, produced or made) regardless of the % of Australian ingredients.

Bar chart indicates % of Australian ingredients.
20% incremental markings and filled in 10% increments.
Explanatory text has 2 parts:
• States the food was packed in Australia OR made in another country.
• States % of Australian ingredients.



2. A Country of Origin Statement

Used when you do not need or cannot use a standard mark label on your product. Statements may need to be in a clearly defined box.


STEP 1

Choose the wording you are required to have on your product.

STEP 2

Choose the size of the label and the layout. You can have any size or layout as long as the wording can be easily read. You can include it on your own custom label.

STEP 3

Choose what kind of label stock you require. You can have whatever you require as there is a wide range to choose from. The most common is gloss white paper with gloss clear varnish, gloss clear lamination or gloss white synthetic (Poly Propylene) with a gloss clear varnish, or lamination which gives it extra protection.

STEP 4

Decide what quantity you require. Roll prices are calculated per 70 metre roll, so quantities are rounded up to the nearest full roll.
A4 sheet prices are calculated per A4 sheet, so quantities are rounded up to the nearest full sheet.

SUMMARY

When ordering, we need to know:

The wording
The size and shape
The stock required
The number of labels

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