Diners at restaurants or people ordering takeaway will know whether the seafood they’re ordering is local or imported under a Liberal and Nationals plan.
An elected Liberal and Nationals Government would introduce country of origin labelling requirements for food sold for immediate consumption.
The changes mean businesses such as pubs, cafés, restaurants and local takeaway stores will label the country of origin of the seafood they serve.
Leader of the Nationals, Peter Walsh, says the change means consumers can have confidence in Australia’s seafood industry.
“People know Australian seafood is some of the best, with country of origin labelling consumers can have confidence in what they’re buying,” Mr Walsh said.
“Not only that, but local suppliers can see their product at the end of the supply chain.”
Shadow Minister for Fishing and Boating, Bill Tilley, says it is a small change that will give greater transparency for consumers.
“This is a way for Victorians to know they’re supporting our Australian seafood industry,” Mr Tilley said.
“It’s a change that will see uniformity across retail and food service industry seafood sales, giving consumers the information they need to make informed choices.”