Eucalyptus oil is a dinky-di product, but that doesn’t automatically mean it’s made down under. The Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC) has fined Double D $6,600 for falsely claiming that oil from China and Southern Africa was actually made in Australia.
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“Consumers should be able to rely on the accuracy of labels, especially when they are prepared to pay a premium for products made in Australia,” ACCC chairman Rod Sims said. The ACCC has plenty of form in this space, having, for example, busted ALDI for falsely labelling organic honey. Consumers can’t do much themselves to determine if “Made In Australia” labels are accurate, so it’s good to see the law being enforced.