Identifying Producers

What to look out for in the Shops

Let us ask you this: "How do you know when produce has been grown in Australia?"

'Product of' and 'Grown in'

'Product of' and 'Grown in' means that each significant ingredient or part of the product originated in the country claimed and almost all of the production processes occurred in that country.

'Product of' is often used for processed food and 'Grown in' is mostly used for fresh food.

For example

  • If 'Product of Australia' appears on a packet of smoked salmon, this means the salmon was both caught and smoked in Australia.
  • If 'Grown in Australia' appears on an apple, it was grown in Australia.

'Made in'

'Made in' means that the product was made (not just packed) in the country claimed and at least 50 per cent of the cost to produce the product was incurred in that country.

These products could contain ingredients from other countries. A product with a 'Made in Australia' label won't necessarily contain Australian ingredients.

For example

  • If 'Made in Australia' appears on a jar of jam, this means the jam was made in Australia and at least half of the cost of making the jam was incurred in Australia. It doesn't necessarily mean that the ingredients for the jam were grown or sourced in Australia.

For more information relating to the Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission CLICK HERE

Country of Origin

The Australian Government is proposing a new system to deliver clearer and more consistent country of origin food labels without imposing excessive cost on industry. With state and territory agreement, the new system is expected to be in place by mid-2016, with a transitional period.

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