Food Labelling

The motion is: The need for the Abbott Government to immediately implement Country of Origin food labelling legislation to protect public health and Australian farmers. I acknowledge the good work the Greens have done in bringing this important matter before this parliament not only today, but for many years. There is no doubt that a crisis has developed around the country of origin food labelling matter, and the recent infections of Australian people with hepatitis A from imported and frozen berries has given a sharper focus to this matter. I still cannot understand why Australians would want to buy berries from overseas countries when you could buy fresh berries from Tasmanian or other Australian state. Perhaps people were fooled into thinking that the berries which came in a package branded with the name of Nanna's were from Australia.


Food Labelling - 02-03-2015