Breaches of country-of-origin food labelling laws “do not pose any food safety risks to consumers” and therefore enforcement is not “the primary objective” for the owners of Melbourne’s biggest fruit and vegetable market.

The statement was made the City of Melbourne, which controls Queen Victoria Market, one of Melbourne’s top tourist attractions.

A recent Weekly Times investigation found numerous stallholders at Melbourne’s major fruit and vegetable markets — Queen Victoria, South Melbourne and Prahran — and a number of smaller retail outlets continue to flout mandatory country of origin labelling laws eight years after they were introduced.

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Source: Written by: James Wagstaff