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  • NT CDL not a magic pudding

    Territorians should not be fooled into believing the NT Government’s proposed Cash for Containers legislation is a ‘magic pudding’ for Christmas that won’t cost consumers or government anything, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) said ...
  • Food policy forum an important first step

    Australia’s largest manufacturing sector – food and grocery – looks forward to contributing to the Federal Government’s new working group to advise on a strategic policy framework for Australia’s food industry, the Australian Food and Groce...
  • Government begins work on Australia's National Food Plan

    Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, today announced a National Food Policy Working Group to advise government on issues and policies affecting Australia’s food chain....
  • NSW Govt Media Release: New Fast Food Labelling Laws

    Minister for Primary Industries, Steve Whan, today welcomed the passage of new legislation to require all NSW major fast food retailers to display kilojoule information....
  • NT CDL scheme will cost consumers

    The Northern Territory Government’s proposed container deposit legislation (CDL) will have a significant cost for consumers, according the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC).  ...
  • Salt reduction in bread on the rise

    The amount of salt in breads made by Australia’s leading food and grocery manufacturers has decreased over the past four years and industry is on track to deliver on its salt reduction commitments by 2013, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) ...
  • Food Dialogue savours salt reduction success

    More than three quarters of ready-to-eat breakfast cereals in Australia have sodium levels below the target set by an industry, retailer and government partnership called the Food and Health Dialogue....
  • No evidence to ban Bisphenol A, says WHO

    An international panel of 30 World Health Organisation (WHO) experts has found there is no scientific evidence indicating that Bisphenol A (BPA) should be banned from food products as a public health measure....
  • NSW Govt News Release - Food Labelling

    In an Australian-first, all NSW major fast food retailers will be required to display kilojoule information under new laws coming into effect on February 1....
  • AFGC appoints industry leader as new Chairman

    The Board of the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed the election of John Doumani as the new chair of AFGC, the leading and united voice of Australia’s $102 billion food and grocery manufacturing sector. ...
  • New food industry partnership to overcome skills shortage

    A growing need for more food science and technology graduates in Australia will be addressed by a landmark new partnership between The University of Queensland (UQ) and the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC)....
  • New recipe for collaboration in Australia’s food bowl

    A landmark new partnership to improve the sustainability of Australia’s $102 billion food and grocery manufacturing industry in Victoria has been signed today between the Victorian Government and the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC)....
  • Rising imports hurt Australia’s $102 billion food and grocery sector

    Australia’s $102 billion food and grocery industry remains the nation’s largest manufacturing sector but is under intense pressure from rising imports and falling exports, according to a new report by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) and...
  • Lack of evidence food taxes and ad bans impact obesity: report

    A new Productivity Commission report found no evidence to justify introducing on taxes high fat, sugar and salt (HFFS) foods or advertising bans to address childhood obesity levels in Australia, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) said today (2...
  • Water cut another 'nail in coffin' for Australia's food processors

    Reducing water allocations in the Murray Darling Basin is another setback for Australia’s $102 billion food and grocery manufacturing sector which is the second major industry in the regions behind agriculture, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (A...
  • Industry rejects GM soy ‘pollution’ claims

    Claims that Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers are “polluting” food products by using Genetically Modified (GM) soy ingredients without accurate labelling are false and misleading, according to the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC)....
  • Preventative Health agency needs industry representation

    Australia’s $100 billion food and grocery manufacturing industry supports establishing a new National Preventative Health Agency (NPHA) that will help to lift the profile of preventative health issues, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) said...
  • Carbon tax must not hurt industry competitiveness

    A decision on a carbon tax in Australia must not harm the competitiveness of Australian export and import-competing industries like food and grocery manufacturing, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) said today (17 Sept)....
  • Catering for food allergies now on cafe menus

    A new food allergen guide by Anaphylaxis Australia to help restaurants and cafes provide safe foods for people with food allergies has been applauded by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) today (September 14)....
  • Food taxes not the cure for obesity

    Imposing a regressive tax on high fat, sugar and salt (HFFS) foods won’t change overweight and obesity levels in Australia, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) said today (8 September)....