New Country of Origin Labelling Requirements 

From 1 July 2018, the Department of Agriculture and Water resources will be inspecting all imported food to ensure it complies with the new Country of Origin Labelling Information Standard 2016.

Food labellers must comply with the new labelling requirements for priority and non-priority food.

All food packaged prior to 1 July 2018 is compliant if it meets the requirements of either the Information Standard, or the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code Standard 1.2.11. A statutory declaration by the importer must be supplied at the inspection for food compliant with Standard 1.2.11 packaged before 1 July 2018.


IFN 03-18 – Country of Origin Labelling