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When does blending of dry ingredients count as “substantial transformation”?

Published: 11 Sep 2017

Under Australia’s new Country of Origin Labelling laws, a premium claim using the kangaroo logo can be made for products that have been grown, produced or made in Australia, but not where a product contains imported significant ingredients. Whether the product can claim to be “Made in Australia” depends on whether it has been substantially transformed in Australia. This article explores dry blending of ingredients, whether alone or combined with other processes, and the definition of substantial transformation and its relevant intent.

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