The Country of Origin Food Labelling Information Standard 2016 (Standard) commenced on 1 July 2016 under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL). It applies to food offered for retail sale in Australia, e.g. food sold in stores or markets, online or from a vending machine. The law does not apply to food sold in places like:
•food provided by caterers.
Consumers will increasingly see more of the below labels on shelves. However, businesses have until 1 July 2018 to change their labels to comply with the standard.