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New place of origin food labelling requirements now in force

Written by David Alizade, PARTNER; Darryl King, PARTNER on March 9th, 2022.    

New country of origin food labelling regulations are now in force (for fresh and thawed food) and come into effect for frozen food in May 2023. If you are a manufacturer, supplier or retailer of the prescribed fresh, frozen or thawed food, you need to comply with the new Consumer Information Standards (Origin of Food) Regulations 2021 (Regulations).

The purpose of the Regulations is to ensure that consumers can clearly understand where the different types of regulated foods originate from.  In this update, we summarise the background to the Regulations, what foods are captured by the Regulations and what information needs to be disclosed.

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