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Country of origin labelling

Mojo Mathers MP
Mojo Mathers MP
mojo [dot] mathers [at] parliament [dot] govt [dot] nz (Email)

New Zealand imports billions of dollars of food every year.  Much of it is unlabelled as to its country of origin. 

We believe that New Zealanders have a right to know where their food comes from.

Buying local food:

  • helps supports local growers and suppliers;
  • helps keep New Zealanders in jobs; and
  • supports our economy. 

Knowing where food comes from enables you to make informed decisions about the food you purchase and how it was produced.

What we'll do

We will introduce mandatory country of origin labelling of fresh and single ingredient food so that consumers can work out where their food comes from and choose locally produced food.

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