NZ: Hepatitis scare: Calls for mandatory country of origin labelling on food
New Zealand Herald: Opposition parties are calling for mandatory country of origin labelling on New Zealand foods after four cases of hepatitis A were linked to frozen, imported berries.
But Minister for Food Safety Jo Goodhew says the Government has no plans to do so.
Labour’s food safety spokesman, Damien O’Connor, said MPI’s refusal to name the affected product was not helpful for consumers, food producers or importers of safe products.
But Ms Goodhew said country of origin labelling did not provide information about the safety of food.