Industry Focus

Labelling Support Tool

The mandatory Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) system came into force on 1 July 2016, designed to provide consumers a greater understanding about the provenance of the food they purchase. Specific laws cover the claims businesses make about the country of origin of food and the proportions and origins of ingredients, by weight, in the final product. As of 1 July 2018, pork processors are required to be fully compliant by implementing systems that can verify proportion of Australian ingredients in their products.

APL has developed a labelling support tool (CoOL tool) to calculate the percentage of Australian content to assist food manufacturers (processing pork) and comply with the new mandatory CoOL system. Please read the introductory Labelling Support Tool document and access the tool by downloading the spreadsheet.

Labelling Support Tool document

CoOL tool spreadsheet

More information on Australia’s country of origin labelling requirements and how to get your labels can be found on the website: www.foodlabels.industry.gov.au