Regulations for fish and shellfish covered commodities (7 CFR Part 60) became effective in 2005.
The final rule for all covered commodities (7 CFR Part 60 and 7 CFR Part 65) went into effect on March 16, 2009.
This information standard provides for mandatory country of origin labelling requirements for food that is sold (including offered or displayed for sale) in Australia.
It does not impose labelling requirements on food sold outside Australia.
You don’t have to show the weight or volume on foods sold by number, for example 2 bread rolls, provided that you can clearly see the number of items inside the packaging. If you put the ℮ mark on the label you can export your product to another European Economic Area (EEA) country without having to meet weights and measures requirements of that country.
You must also show these if they apply to your product: You must also show the country of origin if customers might be misled without this information, for example if the label for a pizza shows the leaning tower of Pisa but the pizza is made in the UK.
Lack of mark does NOT equate to lack of value or quality.
For more information on any uncommenced amendments, see the series page on the Legislation Register for the compiled law.
Retailers are no longer required to provide this information for beef and pork at the point of sale.