Date of issue: 23 December 2022
Date of effect: 31 December 2023
Reference Number: MAA 2022-08
Organic operators and exporters, organic certifying bodies, industry bodies
The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (the department) is notifying the Australian organic export industry of a change in the United Kingdom Department of Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) Guidance on Organic food labelling and advertising rules.
The United Kingdom (UK) Department of Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has updated the Guidance on Organic food labelling and advertising rules.
The Rules on labelling food products as organic or using organic production terms for establishments that produce, prepare, store, import or sell organic products have an updated statement of agricultural origin labelling guidance.
The UK labelling changes have been delayed from 30 September 2022 until 31 December 2023.
For further details, please go to the Organic food: labelling and advertising rules website.