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Country of Origin Food Labelling Standards (CoOL) will formally take effect on 1 July 2018, and Australian suppliers such as SPC are seeking to promote the fact their ingredients are grown and made in Australia.

Established last year, the new requirements make it clearer where products are produced, grown, made or packed.

The labels also communicate what percentage of the ingredients come from Australia.

SPC’s ingredients business is growing as the company works with producers, manufacturers, processors, importers and retailers to meet the 1 July target.

“As an Australian company recognised for producing home-grown fruit and veggies from Victoria’s Goulburn Valley, we are well-placed to help our ingredients customers meet the CoOL requirements”, Abbey Jones, SPC head of ingredients and foodservice, said.

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