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Wednesday, 21 April 1999
Page: 3957

To the Honourable President and Members of the Senate in the Parliament assembled.

The Petition of the undersigned call on the Federal Parliament to ensure that the current regulations relating to food content are retained by the Australian New Zealand Food Authority and that adequate food labelling is introduced which allows the Australian community to make a real choice when it comes to the purchase and consumption of food.

Your Petitioners ask that the Senate support legislation which will ensure that all processed food products sold in Australia be fully labelled. This labelling must include:

all additives

percentage of ingredients

nutritional information

country of origin

food derived from genetically engineered organisms

by Senator Bartlett(from 105 citizens)