New food labelling laws. country of origin

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New food labelling laws. country of origin

Post by terra » 01 Jul 2018, 13:09

Coupla days ago, i bought a package of frozen raw prawns from Woolies.
I specifically bought these at top dollar because of the huge signage on the pack stating "Australian green king prawns". Yeah, I'll buy them and not only support the Aussie industry, but also get top quality prawns. I also noted the Aussie logo "Australian wild caught prawns 100%.... pity I didn't read the fine print, "packed in Thailand"

Bugger !....
huh ?... did the Asians go fishing in our waters ?
....or did the Aussies catch them and send them to Thailand for packaging ?

Confused ??... YES !

Pissed off ?... you bet I am ! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr



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Post by Buck_naked » 01 Jul 2018, 14:00

There is a deadly disease called 'white spot disease' believed to have been spread by people buying frozen uncooked prawns and using them for bait.
It has wiped out a lot of prawn farms in queensland.

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Post by Dreamweaver » 01 Jul 2018, 14:26

I love prawns but have been wary what I buy for some time. Now even more so!
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Post by Perrorist » 01 Jul 2018, 16:57

Those labels don't make sense. Were they caught in Australian waters? Caught by Australians? Why would they not pack them here in Oz if they were?

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Post by kfchugo » 01 Jul 2018, 17:50

Ha Ha Ha.....".not to be used as bait" - says a lot about the quality,If the packaging is truthful, they were possibly caught illegally in our territorial waters.

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Post by terra » 01 Jul 2018, 17:58

......and as another person pointed out to me, they are described as "cutlets" on the packaging !
huh ?..... cutlets ?..
I don't think so
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Post by mavisbramston » 02 Jul 2018, 09:32

Thank you for this thread. More people need to know about this.

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Post by terra » 02 Jul 2018, 10:36

I agree Mavis... it seems that our brand new food labelling laws are not doing the job.. I'm confused more than ever and the big supermarkets aren't doing anything to make it better for us to make the right choice when it comes to buying Australian made.

This is the logo on my pack of prawns... I still don't understand how it complies with the new regulations.
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This is what our Aussie Industries expect:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2018-0 ... rs/9925200
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Post by lynny » 02 Jul 2018, 11:22

The label does seem to suggest to me that it's Aussie prawns caught by who? and packed in Thailand because it's no doubt a lot cheaper.
I don't entirely trust produce processed overseas. Their processing isn't always the best and do Australian inspectors go there regularly?

It's not good enough. I just want the plain and simple - and true - facts. Is it really that difficult? Beauracratic bunglers wouldn't know a prawn from a shimp if it bit them on the bum.

Monday rant over :icon_biggrin:

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Post by terra » 02 Jul 2018, 12:07

Summing up ?...
don't come the raw prawn with me ! :heeheehee
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