DUE TO CITIZEN EXPOSURE THROUGH CONTAMINATION OF FOOD, THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT “DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRY AND SCIENCE” ASK US TO SUBMIT SURVEY -
“COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOOD LABELLING SURVEY” TO BE SUBMITTED BY NO LATER THAN JULY 3,2015.
WE ARE ENCOURAGED TO STATE OUR EXPECTATIONS WITH REGARD TO ALL FOOD LABELLING, DO YOU WANT TO READ TRUTH? 100 % OF TRUTH ?
HOW IMPORTANT IS IT FOR YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE BUYING AUSTRALIAN FOOD, GROWN TO AUSTRALIAN STANDARDS? Au. % and what % foreign from where?
YOU MAY STATE IF YOU DO NOT CARE WHERE THE PRODUCT COMES FROM, IF YOU ARE ONLY CONCERNED WITH THE BUSINESS OF PACKAGING, BOTTLING OR INVESTMENT.
UNTIL RECENTLY A FEW BELIEVED THAT ALL LABELS HAD TO BE 100% TRUTHFUL AND THAT THESE STANDARDS WERE NOT ONLY CHECKED BUT UPHELD.
HAVE YOUR SAY NOW PLEASE WHILE YOUR OPINION IS SOUGHT. HELP US ALL TO HAVE 100% FAITH IN OUR LABELS, THIS WILL ADD VALUE TO AUSTRALIAN PRODUCTS .
Download the attached Survey, complete and post as soon as possible or simply go to www.industry.gov.au/cool where you can complete the survey and submit on line.
FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT THE SURVEY ON LINE, CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW THEN FIND THE HEADING ‘YOU CAN HAVE YOUR SAY” CLICK ON THAT TO FIND “ON LINE COMMUNITY SURVEY”
The first link didn't work. If anyone wants to do the survey click HERE.
Dont mean to be a pessimist but if you have looked more into this like I have, then the tpp being close to finalise will mean that the country of origin of overseas products from china for eg will not have to be shown due to new legal ramifications and the possibility that they could sue us because few would want to buy milk bread other products from china if clearly labelled from china or elewhere. It is then be looked upon as a hindrance and unfair to their trade.It really is a bad joke because all the government is offering for now is these bloody silly bargraphs.
We just need to get the public talking and thinking about it more.
When the Govt signs a Free trade agreement it must have terms for sure. But we are the end user and we should have the legal right to know what is in our food purchase.
If our Govt will not allow it's people to have the information about what we are putting in our mouth, they need to go. It must become a hot topic with the public to make the pollies listen and remain in the fat cat house.
And that is the big problem ,getting the general public to START talking.I really do find it frustrating that the majority just dont understand or possibly care about how important this is.It seems only growers like ourselves really give a damn that care what goes in our mouth and effects our food soveriegnty,economy and as you mentioned keeping our rights.
It's true that a lot of people don't read the label to find out where food comes from, many just assumes that because we grow them in Australia, what we buy from supermarket are from Australia..... Was chatting to my colleagues recently while one was eating a cereal bar, and they were surprised that most of the cereal bars in the supermarket are NOT made in Australia.....
There's also the price as a purchasing consideration factor, sometimes a decision is made to buy imports simply because the locally made option cost double or more.. and most families are on a tight budget. So I don't think people will just stop buying imports when the labels are clear, that should not be an excuse for not having clear labeling...
Absolutely. Everyone should have the right to make their own decisions about the food they consume. By not labeling clearly they take away that right.
That's what I'm trying to say :)
There should be clear labeling for those who wants to make an informed decision :) Affecting sales should not be an excuse by the supplier/manufacturer etc,
Yep - I was agreeing with you! ;) I'll get rid of the "but" ....now I'm agreeing with you!