Country of Origin Labelling and Your Olive Products

As of 1 July, new Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) comes into effect.

Most Australian foods will require labelling which includes a bar chart and a statement indicating the minimum percentage of Australian content and where the food has been made, grown or produced.

CoOL will provide information to help consumers make decisions about what food products they buy and to identify Australian foods and ingredients Australian producers.

These foods will also include the ‘Australian Made’ kangaroo logo if it has been grown, produced or made in Australia.

CoOL will also improve transparency for consumers and making it easier for consumers to support local Australian growers and producers.


Country of Origin Food Labelling - Factsheet

This Factsheet includes :-

What foods will the new Information Standard for food apply to?

What do the new labels look like and what information do they include?

What do ‘Grown in’, ‘Produced in’ and ‘Made in’ Australia mean?

Flexibility in label design

Country of Origin Food Labelling Information Standard 2016

This guide is current as of 24 April 2017. View the document here

  • will help businesses to identify whether they need to comply with the Standard
  • sets out the labelling requirements for priority and non-priority foods
  • explains how businesses must work out the percentage, by weight, of Australian ingredients in a food
  • outlines the basic principles for how labels should look on food products
  • outlines the ACL’s requirements regarding making clear and accurate origin claims.

Country of Origin Claims

Consumers may be influenced by a number of factors when buying goods, including claims about where a product was grown, produced or made. If you choose to make a country of origin claim, or are legally required to do so, it must be clear, accurate and truthful.

Details about these issues available here :-

The Australian Consumer Law (ACL)

The Australian Consumer Law (ACL)

Food Labelling

Country of Origin Labelling for Other Products

Fines and Penalties

Country of Origin Food Labelling Style Guide

If you sell food in retail stores in Australia, new country of origin food labelling laws will apply to your products from 1 July 2016. Your business will have two years until the new labels are mandatory, but you can start designing and applying your new labels from today.

Watch the video here