New country of origin labelling requirements in New Zealand


New requirements for labelling the country of origin of certain foods were recently introduced in New Zealand.

Businesses must now disclose the origin of certain fresh and thawed food including cured pork products, minimally processed meat and single-ingredient fruit, vegetable, fish and seafood products. These requirements do not apply to food that is intended for immediate consumption (for example, at restaurants) or food sold for fundraising.

From May 2023, the new requirements will also apply to frozen foods within the above mentioned categories. For more information about the new requirements, visit the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment website and the New Zealand Commerce Commission website.

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Food Standards Australia New Zealand, 25-03-22