Unfortunately, as country of origin information on whole oranges (and other fruits) has gotten better, labelling on packaged and bottled foods hasn’t. A company can get around the Food Standards Code by calling itself Australian Owned, but it could be making its products offshore, or be stating something is Made in Australia, but from mainly imported foods that are then packaged here. Citrus Australia is increasingly alarmed at how confusing and misleading labelling on fruit juices can be and is renewing its calls for simpler and more accurate product information.
Citrus Australia’s policy priorities in this area include:
See more information in Citrus Australia’s media release below: