Key must give Kiwis the right to reject OZ food
Food Safety Spokesperson
7 February 2014
Key must give Kiwis the right to
reject OZ food
John Key has proved himself
incapable of solving Australian supermarkets’ lock-out of
New Zealand produce so now must allow Kiwis the choice to do
the same, said Damien O’Connor, Labour’s spokesperson
for Food Safety.
“Australian supermarkets have used
Country of Origin Labelling (CoOL) to effectively boycott
New Zealand produce.
“It is now time to introduce CoOl
in New Zealand so Kiwis can know if they are buying
Australian produce and return the sentiment.
Key’s failure to get any movement for New Zealand
producers and manufacturers in a market where 80 per cent is
controlled by Coles and Woolworths is a disaster for New
“John Key’s timid approach to this
issue has meant that once again Kiwis are losing out under
“He has failed to help ex-pat Kiwis living in
Australia and now he’s failed to help Kiwis living here.
His deferential approach has failed,” said Damien
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