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AU: New food labelling laws clear parliament in response to berry outbreak

Photo: U.S. Department of Agriculture / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Fresh Plaza: The Parliament in Australia has passed new food labelling laws in response to a case where more than 30 people across Australia contracted hepatitis in 2015 after consuming the same brand of frozen berries. The new labelling laws look to increase awareness for consumers allowing them to see more about their food and where it comes from. Parliament hopes it can tackle meaningless claims like “made in Australia from local and imported ingredients” when a product may only be minimally processed in Australia.

Read the full article at the Fresh Plaza website