FRESH FOOD LA­BELS

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Fruit and veges may soon have to dis­play their coun­try of ori­gin af­ter the Con­sumers’ Right to Know Bill passed its first read­ing on April 12. Con­sumer NZ chief ex­ec­u­tive Sue Chetwin is pleased with the bill’s progress. She says con­sumers have a right to know where their food comes from so they can make in­formed choices. A re­cent sur­vey by Con­sumer NZ in­di­cates that the ma­jor­ity are in favour of the bill. If the bill is passed, all packaged and non­pack­aged sin­gle com­po­nent foods will be re­quired to dis­play their coun­try of ori­gin. Con­sumer NZ urges those in­ter­ested to have their say at the bill’s se­lect com­mit­tee stage.

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