Domino’s has met a request from Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, David Littleproud, to better display country of origin information.
At a Country of Origin Labelling roundtable in May — which included McDonalds, Subway, KFC and Domino’s — major fast food outlets agreed to put country of origin information on their websites and apps, said Littleproud.
“I asked fast food stores to give their customers country of origin information, and Domino’s delivered.”
In just a few months, Domino’s was the first major fast food outlet to voluntarily display greater country of origin information on its website and app.
Customers now have the chance to check the percentage of Domino’s products that are Australian made.
“This gives their customers the chance to choose Australian,” said Littleproud.
“Aussies deserve to know which products are Australian especially as so many Australians use country of origin as a gauge of food quality.
“I hope the others get a slice of the action soon,” he said.
New country of origin labelling requirements became mandatory for most foods on the 1st of July 2018.
But, low-priority foods including highly processed confectionary and snacks, tea, coffee, alcohol and other beverages are not subject to the legislation.
The government is encouraging fast food providers to voluntarily get on board.