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Shopping for Australian made & grown products can be confusing, but look around for the famous green & gold Australian Made, Australian Grown kangaroo logo!

Arrh the Australian Made logo!

Why Australian Made & what is it for?

Shopping for Australian made and grown products can seem pretty confusing, but it doesn’t have to be! Look around for the famous green and gold Australian Made, Australian Grown kangaroo logo.

The logo was launched by Bob Hawke in 1986 but hasn’t been so important as it is today with more and more jobs lost to overseas companies……

Importantly, the logo gives consumers confidence that they are buying an Australian-made or grown product, and in doing so, are supporting and assisting in the growth of their country

An Independent research carried out by Roy Morgan in 2012 showed that almost all Australian consumers (98.8%) recognised the logo, and it is the logo that gives the vast majority (88.6%) of Australian consumers strong confidence that a product is Australian.

 

Don't you love companies that make products? We do....the sound of gears, the smell of oil, the heat, the sparks, the perseverance and then the product rolls down the conveyor line ready for picking, packaging & dispatching.

Don't you love manufacturing companies

 

 

A productive manufacturing sector is a critical component of a thriving economy.  Did you know that in the list of top manufacturing countries by total value (in US dollars) Australia sits at place 20!  Considering our relatively small population (we are currently sitting at #53 in the world), this is an amazing feat. The contribution of Australia’s manufacturing sector is $100 billion to the Australian GDP and annually, employs around 900,000 Australians.

Dealing directly with manufacturing companies gives customers product choices, flexibility, ensures quality, ensures consistency, ensures tight delivery times are made and ensures a good fair reliable deal.  Above all, it helps to keep Australians employed and the great country of Australia prosperous!

Slicker Stickers are proud to say we manufacture all of our products locally in Australia.  Why not drop by and we can show you through the process!

 

 

 

 

 

The Australian Government announced a proposed new country of origin food labelling (CoOL) system on Tuesday 21 July 2015 to make it clearer where the products you buy are produced, grown, made or packed.

The count down has started

The Australian Government announced a proposed new country of origin food labelling (CoOL) system on Tuesday 21 July 2015 to make it clearer where the products you buy are produced, grown, made or packed.

Businesses will have two years to transition so the packaging costs don't all come up at once...

Easy to understand labels will tell you at a glance where a product comes from, so you can make a clear and informed decision.

Find out more information on what you can expect to see, why the labels are changing, when you will start seeing it and what different labels mean by asking our friendly staff.

This is a great program so the consumer can make an informed decision on what product to buy,

Shopping is great fun, it will be even better once this is implemented!

QR code stands for ‘Quick Response’ code which is a type of 2D barcode that is used to provide easy access to information through a smartphone, take a snap and see the magic happen......

 

What is a QR code?

QR code stands for ‘Quick Response’ code which is a type of 2D barcode that is used to provide easy access to information through a smartphone.

 

 

In this process, known as mobile tagging, the smartphone’s owner points the phone at a QR code and opens a barcode reader app which works in conjunction with the phone’s camera. The reader interprets the code, which typically contains a call to action such as an invitation to download a mobile application, a link to view a video inviting the viewer to respond to a poll,

No more remembering product names, prices, website addresses anymore. Snap it and view it :)

 

Example of a QR Code

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is a single internationally agreed system of chemical classification...

The GHS deadline is here!

 

Have you implemented the GHS, if not let us know so we can help you get through this quickly because 2016 is here

What is the GHS?

GHS stands for Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS), it is a single internationally agreed system of chemical classification and hazard communication through labelling and Safety Data Sheets (SDS), it will be implemented into the Australian work health & safety legislation from 1 January 2017.

GHS promises to deliver several distinct benefits. Among them are:

  • Promoting regulatory efficiency.
  • Facilitating trade.
  • Easing compliance.
  • Reducing costs.
  • Providing improved, consistent hazard information.
  • Encouraging the safe transport, handling and use of chemicals.
  • Promoting better emergency response to chemical incidents.
  • Reducing the need for animal testing.

 Wow! What a handful of benefits! 

Wait there is more.........don't get rid of the old DG labels yet, did you know that the GHS standards does not replace the 250x250mm & 300x300mm outdoor stickers which are commonly used for transport and shipping under the ADG Code.

The GHS labels are not required for the outside of shipping containers, only the inner cartons or bottles. The labels on the outside of shipping container (20' or 40') are to indicate the presence of dangerous goods and identifying hazardous or harmful products in the workplace,

This means the current large (250 & 300mm) DG labels will not be changed.

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