Ok, so you have a craving for fish and chips and you know just where to go to get the perfect fish and the crunchiest chips.
Would you change your mind on what type of fish you’re going to get, if there is a label on each fish type telling you what it is and where it came from?
Well, that is just one of the recommendations coming from the Australian Parliament’s joint standing committee on Northern Australia. This will bring all states and the Australian Capital Territory into line with the Northern Territory.
Uncooked fish and seafood already needs to be labelled with Country of Origin (CoOL) and this recommendation will mean that CoOL is required on all seafood across the whole country.
This is just one of the recommendations of the “Scaling Up” report, but is the only one specifically related to food labelling.
The full report and all 11 recommendations can be found here – http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Northern_Australia/Aquaculture/Report