While the ACCC can’t set supermarket prices, we do require large supermarkets and online stores to display unit prices to help you compare many products. The Australian Consumer Law also protects you against businesses that make false claims about grocery items.

Country of origin

Many consumers want information about where their food comes from. Country of origin labels must be displayed on most of the foods you buy, including on food packages or in-store signage.

Grocery unit prices

Big supermarkets and online food stores must display the total price as well as the price per unit of measurement for many items.

Olive oil

Australian consumers have access to many different types of olive oils with labels that can vary significantly between and within brands. The two common types of olive oil are virgin olive oil and refined olive oil.

Organic claims

Consumers purchasing organic products should be able to feel confident that the ingredients are in fact organic. Misleading, false or deceptive organic claims are against the law.