Nash urges consumers to make their voices heard on country of origin labelling

Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash has urged shoppers to make their views known on country of origin labelling reform via the government’s online survey, which closes Friday, 3 July.

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1 July 2015

Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash has urged shoppers to make their views known on country of origin labelling reform via the government’s online survey, which closes Friday.

Minister Nash said regional and rural Australians had been raising country of origin issues with her for the entire decade she’d been in parliament.

“Country of origin labelling is an issue many rural and regional Australians are extremely passionate about,” Minister Nash said.

“Australians know our local produce is the cleanest and greenest on the planet. Our farmers grow their food to strict environmental conditions and pay good money for labour.

“I think most people believe Australians have a right to accurate, clear and concise labels on their food.

“The online country of origin labelling survey allows consumers to choose which format they think is best for the new labels, or to make their own suggestions.

“If consumers want a say in country of origin labelling, here is the opportunity.

“The fact that the options include simple diagrams which illustrate how much of a product is Australian will be exciting for many consumers.”

The online survey is open until Friday. Please visit the Department of Industry and Science website to have your say.

Media contact: Les White 0409 805 122

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