Industry Focus

Labelling Support Tool

The new 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. Pork processors will need to be fully compliant by 1 July 2018. Complying with the new requirements will require processors to implement systems that can verify proportion of Australian ingredient 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