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Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2011

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The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia









Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling—Palm Oil) Bill 2010



(1)     Clause 2, page 2 (at the end of the table), add:


3.  Schedule 2

The day after the end of the period of 12 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.



[consequential - misleading conduct as to use of palm oil]

(2)     Clause 4, page 2 (lines 15 to 20), omit the clause, substitute:

4   Purpose of Act

                   The purpose of this Act is to ensure that consumers have clear, accurate information about the inclusion of palm oil in goods.

[purpose of Act]

(3)     Schedule 1, item 1, page 3 (lines 8 to 23), omit subsections 16B(1) and (2), substitute:

             (1)  The Authority must, within 6 months after the commencement of this section, develop and approve labelling standards that prescribe that producers, manufacturers and distributors of food containing palm oil, regardless of the amount of palm oil used in the food or used to produce the food, must list palm oil as an ingredient of the food.


(4)     Page 4 (after line 14), at the end of the bill, add:


Schedule 2—Amendment of the Competition and Consumer Act 2010


1  Section 33 of Schedule 2

Before “A person”, insert “(1)”.

2  At the end of section 33 of Schedule 2 (before the note)


             (2)  For the purposes of subsection (1), the characteristics of any goods include the use of palm oil in the goods or to produce the goods.


             (3)  Subsection (2) applies to goods manufactured after 12 months after the commencement of that subsection.

[misleading conduct as to use of palm oil]