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NO NEED TO PANIC, AUSTRALIA PRODUCES ENOUGH FOOD FOR 75 MILLION

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC)  is reassuring Australians that there is more than enough food being processed, as an increase in the purchasing of food and grocery products in Victoria begins to look similar to the ‘panic buying’ experience earlier in the year. Acting CEO Dr […]

UK TRADE DEAL POSITIVE FOR GROWTH OF AUSTRALIAN FOOD, GROCERY AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the launch of the Australia-UK free trade agreement negotiations announced by the Federal Government today. The FTA will focus on negotiating the removal of barriers to trade and ensures trade and investment relationships between the two countries, of which many […]

AFGC WELCOMES ALLERGENS RECOMMENDATIONS

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the findings of the House of Representatives Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee report: Walking the allergies tightrope: addressing the rise of allergies and anaphylaxis in Australia that was tabled today, 15 June 2020. The AFGC, and the wider food […]

Aussie food, beverage and grocery manufacturing is a pillar of strength

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed comments by the Federal Minister for Industry, Hon Karen Andrews today at the National Press Club that again confirms the strengths of Australia’s food, beverage and grocery manufacturing sector. The $122.1 billion Australian food, beverage and grocery manufacturing sector […]

AANA INVITES SUBMISSIONS FOR F&B CODE REVIEW

    The Australian Association of National Advertisers (AANA) has invited the general public, advertisers and other stakeholders to participate in the review of the Code that governs food and beverage advertising in Australia. The Food & Beverages Advertising Code (F&B Code) review also incorporates a review of […]

AFGC welcomes moves to strengthen Aussie manufacturing

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed moves by the Federal Government to strengthen the nation’s domestic manufacturing capabilities and shore up supply for the future. While the $122.1 billion food and grocery manufacturing sector remains Australia’s largest manufacturing sector, conditions have put businesses under pressure. […]

Stimulus package will help secure Aussie food and grocery manufacturing jobs

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has applauded the Federal Government for its fast-tracked and generous economic stimulus package, announced today in response to the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. The nation’s food, beverage and grocery industry – Australia’s largest manufacturing sector – will benefit from the package, which […]

AFGC STATEMENT REGARDING CORONAVIRUS

In the wake of coronavirus, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) is working closely with suppliers and supermarkets to ensure minimal disruption to supply chains. Australian consumers can be confident essential products and their favourite brands will continue to be available as the coronavirus runs its course. […]

AFGC WELCOMES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMMITMENT TO BUILD RECYCLING CAPACITY BY SUPPORTING INDUSTRY

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to invest in the nation’s waste market through incentivisation and increased capacity. Speaking at today’s National Plastics Summit, Prime Minister Scott Morrison signalled a move towards government incentivisation and co-investment to support industry. He also […]

Plastics Summit opportunity for collaboration, action: AFGC

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) is proud to be taking part in today’s National Plastics Summit, which is a unique and valuable opportunity for government, industry and the community to come together and collaborate on waste and recycling issues. The summit is a Federal Government initiative […]