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Free range egg claims: new laws come into effect

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission's new information standard around claims of free range eggs took effect on 26th April 2018. While opinions differ on what a hen needs to truly range freely, "free range" is defined by the ACCC as a maximum of 10,000 birds per hectare, or one bird per square metre of … Continue reading Free range egg claims: new laws come into effect

New Country of Origin labelling requirements mandatory from 1 July 2018

Back in 2016, the Australian government introduced new requirements for labelling almost all food with Country of Origin information. On 1 July 2018, these requirements become mandatory for all food retailers, including stall holders at farmers markets. There are very few exceptions: alcoholic beverages, tea & coffee, biscuits, seasonings, confectionery and snack foods. Ready-to-eat vendors … Continue reading New Country of Origin labelling requirements mandatory from 1 July 2018

Farmers markets in NSW unite to support our farmers

After more than a year of planning, a new state-based organisation has launched to represent genuine farmers markets in New South Wales and is calling for membership. Recognised by the Australian Farmers' Markets Association, the new Farmers Markets Alliance of NSW will work to raise public awareness of what makes an authentic farmers market, ensuring … Continue reading Farmers markets in NSW unite to support our farmers