Friday, June 8, 2012

Quality Standards and Labelling are Separate Issues

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has demurred from using the ‘Australian Standard’ for olive oil in pursuing prosecutions for alleged non-compliance. Perhaps it is time for the proponents of the standards to separate the multiple aims and deal with them sequentially.

The sections of the standards dealing with labelling can be dealt with first, while those that deal with quality can be pursued separately.