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Food and grocery manufacturers respond to ensure workers stay safe and supplies keep flowing to supermarket shelves

Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers, including those in Sydney, are continuing to adopt safe work practices to ensure that supermarket shelves are stocked and supplies are flowing across the city, state and the country as NSW works to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Australian Food and Grocery […]

Nation’s vital food and grocery manufacturers on show in new season of Sustaining Australia TV

Australian food and grocery manufacturing plays a vital role in the life of every Australian and the depth, diversity and ingenuity of this critically important local industry will be on display in a new season of online series Sustaining Australia TV launching today. Every day, Australia’s food and […]

Industry backs Australia’s ability to manage plastic recycling

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) commends the government for the Ban on Waste Plastics Exports, that is effective today, as a critical step to create a local packaging circular economy. The two phases of the Waste Plastics Export ban, supported with Government funding from the $600 […]

Powerful partnership for AFGC and Touchstone Executive Search

The Australian Food and Grocery Council is proud to announce a new partnership with leading FMCG senior executive search group Touchstone Executive Search.  The AFGC is the peak body for Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing industry and Touchstone is a group with deep expertise in securing the best senior executive talent to help clients achieve their […]

FOOD AND GROCERY MANUFACTURING WELCOMES NSW PLAN TO TACKLE PLASTIC AND WASTE

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the NSW Plastic Action Plan, and Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy released today. The AFGC, representing Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing industry, supports the NSW Government’s integrated approach to managing plastic and developing a long-term waste, litter and recycling plan. […]

Perfect partnership for the food and grocery industry of the future

The Australian Food and Grocery Council is proud to announce it has joined with pioneering standards group GS1 Australia in a partnership to drive the uptake of new standards and technology in the food and grocery manufacturing industry.  The AFGC is the peak body for Australia’s food and […]

Sustaining Australia: food and grocery manufacturing 2030 report - a vision to secure sector’s future 

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has released a new report, which lays out a vision for doubling the size of Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing sector to $250 billion by 2030.  The report, Sustaining Australia: Food and Grocery Manufacturing 2030, produced by the Australian Food and Grocery Council with EQ Economics, has identified major opportunities […]

Federal budget jobs and skills focus captures potential in Australian food and grocery manufacturing

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) applauds the Australian Government’s focus on creating jobs and supporting skills development to power the nation’s economic recovery in the 2021-2022 Federal Budget. The AFGC represents Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers, who together employ the nation’s largest manufacturing workforce and, with […]

AFGC backs the National Plastic Plan

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) congratulates the Australian Government on the delivery of a National Plastics Plan that will drive improved environmental outcomes and support greater recovery and recycling of plastics. Released today, the National Plastics Plan importantly recognises the role that all parties need to […]

FOOD AND GROCERY WELCOMES LEGISLATION TO INCREASE RECYCLING

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the passage of the Australian Government’s Recycling and Waste Reduction Act 2020 as a critical step towards increasing recycling rates and increasing the availability of recycled content in packaging by banning waste exports and moving to increased local remanufacturing. AFGC CEO, Tanya […]