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Call for Turnbull government to consider halal labelling overhaul
by Heath Aston
The Turnbull government will be asked to consider overhauling halal certification in Australia, including clearer labelling for food sold in the domestic market.
A number of witnesses who fronted the Senate's inquiry into third party food certification, including figures from within the halal certification industry itself, called for Australian consumers to be given more clarity on halal and the ability to make "informed choices".
While all export beef to key Asian and Middle Eastern markets is certified and labelled as halal in a scheme overseen by the government, the same meat is often sold in domestic butchers and supermarkets without any labelling and without government oversight of the dozens of certifiers.
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