3 Aug 2018

Watered down Country of Origin Bill 'almost meaningless'

From Morning Report, 8:42 am on 3 August 2018

MPs are being critisised for watering down a bill requiring whole foods to have labels on them stating where they came from. The member's bill would require producers to name a food's country of origin, to prevent consumers being misled and to promote New Zealand products. But changes to the bill mean foods like bacon - most of which is marketed as a New Zealand product, but actually made from imported pork - won't be included.