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AU: GS1 and Australian Made to promote CoOL laws

Food Processing: GS1 Australia and the Australian Made Campaign will collaborate to help the food and grocery sector deliver the new country of origin labelling (CoOL) information to consumers and retailers.

The Australian Government’s new food labelling legislation comes into effect on 1 July 2016, requiring food businesses selling food in Australian retail stores to begin using new, easy-to-understand food labels that clearly show where the food is grown, produced, made or packed. To support the legislation, GS1 Australia and the Australian Made Campaign will establish a database of all food products made or grown in Australia and capture brand owner CoOL data on the National Product Catalogue, which shares product data in a single location.

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