Recently in Australia Hepatitis-A spread on a larger scale and the reason was identified to be contaminated imports of frozen berries and all this motivated Tony Abbot (Prime Minister)to revise the labeling laws prevailing in the country. The country of origin labeling laws are needed to be approved and for that purpose this proposal will be forwarded to strengthen the interests of public and general and those of farmers in particular. Labeling laws are of extreme importance for primary producers too, because it will enable the customers to judge whether the product is Australian or not,and if it is not Australian what percentage of its ingredients is Australian. A large number of customers in Australia spend a reasonable amount of time while searching for Australian content in the food item that they purchase. There is a high demand to revise Australian labeling laws in a way that customers can easily determine in a short span of time that whether the product is Australian or not. As currently, it takes much time and difficulty on the part of customers to determine the country of origin for a product.
As far as the practicality of identifying the origin of each and every ingredient involved in the product is concerned, it is quite limited because each and every ingredient is hard to be traced for its origin. It is very important to state on the packaging if the product is 100% of some other countries. It is very desirable to state the country of origin but there are some products that are complicated in nature that is it is extremely hard to state because the ingredients involved in the product are mixed and belong to several different countries.