SPC Ardmona has announced they are working with various producers, manufacturers, processors, importers and retailers to meet the 1 July 2018 deadline for the Country of Origin Food Labelling Standards (CoOL) rule in Australia.
The new food labelling rule requires companies to indicate where their products are produced, grown, made or packed. The product labels should also show how much percentage of the ingredients are from Australia.
“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,” said Abbey Jones, SPC head of Ingredients and Foodservice.
The company provides tomatoes to Mexican Express for the salsa, sauces and marinades to quick service restaurants, food services, retailers and others across and outside the country.
“Mexican Express is a proud supporter and avid user of Australian produce. We believe it is a critical part of Australia’s well-being to have a thriving farming and processing industry,” said Ian Young, managing director of the South Australian company.
SPC has a history of supporting Australian business including Goulburn Valley fruit growers who produce clean, green and safe ingredients.
“We are dedicated to making it easier for Australians to make decisions about where their food comes from and to buy home-grown ingredients,” said Jones. “We support the transparency these regulations bring about and encourage Aussies to buy locally grown products – thus supporting our farmers, local production and jobs here in Australia.”