Proudly supported by Your Name (required) Your Email (required) Subject Minister Damien O'Connor Your Message Dear Damien O'Connor Minister for Food Safety New Zealand representative to the ‘Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation’. I am writing to urge you to support the specific labelling of vegetable oils at the ‘Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation'. I believe it is a fundamental consumer right to know what is in the products that I buy. This recommendation will ensure companies clearly label vegetable oils as exactly what they are instead of our current generic labelling system. This will bring our labelling laws into line with the United States, the European Union and Canada. Over 170,000 Australians and New Zealanders have signed petitions in support of this change. Independent polling shows 92 percent of New Zealanders and 85 percent of Australians support the change, enabling consumers to make more informed dietary and ethical choices. As a member of the ‘Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation’ you have the opportunity to stand up for consumer rights, to bring our labelling standards into line with the rest of the Western world and to enable health conscious and ethically minded consumers to make simple choices.