I hate trying to read between the lines when looking at food labels. The Nannas fruit scare has certainly made those that previously haven’t read labels to start doing so. But how does one determine what the labels are saying. There are many phrases like product of Australia, Made in Australia, Made in Australia from local and imported produce, Australia Owned, Natural, organic, No artificial food colouring etc etc. At the moment my issue is Made in Australia as this does not mean that it is using Australian Produce and the Made in Australia from local and imported ingredients is also telling as a minimal amount of information. Ok so some of it is produce from Australia but it could be 1% for all we know and most do not specify which country the imported ingredients is from. I wish the labels on food are more transparent so we can support those Australian companies who do their best and give 100% Australian food.
Posted anonymously, 30th April 2015