News & Media

The AFGC is committed to providing up-to-date and accurate information to the media on behalf of the food and grocery manufacturing industry.

Health Star Rating review strikes the right balance

Reform of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system will provide industry and consumers with clarity and establish an improved system into the future, says the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC). Today the Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (FoFR) formally responded to the Health Star Rating Five Year […]

AUSTRALIAN FOOD AND GROCERY MANUFACTURERS BACK TRADE ACCESS OPPORTUNITIES

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has today welcomed the federal parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) report recommendations to ratify free trade agreements with Indonesia and Hong Kong. Released yesterday, the report recommends that the Parliament moves to ratify the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement […]

Food and Grocery Manufacturing Northern Victorian Economic Powerhouse

NORTHERN Victoria has emerged as a food and grocery manufacturing powerhouse, generating $9.23 billion in output per year and employing 14,221 Victorians, according to new research released today by the Australian Food and Grocery Council. Northern Victorian food and grocery processing is now the second largest contributor in […]

AFGC WELCOMES MOVES TO REDUCE GAS PRICES

The Australian Food and Grocery Council welcomes the Government’s announcement that it will introduce a range of measures aimed at reducing gas prices, following their discussions with Centre Alliance. AFGC CEO, Tanya Barden, said “Many food and grocery manufacturers, particularly in the meat, baked goods, dairy, confectionary and […]

Release of Modern Slavery Act 2018: Draft Guidance for Reporting Entities

The Modern Slavery Act 2018: Draft Guidance for Reporting Entities (Draft Guidance) has been released for public consultation.

CLIMATE POLICY NEEDS FLEXIBILITY AND STAGED TRANSITION

The Australian Food and Grocery Council said that the climate policy announced today by the Federal Opposition will need careful consideration and an effective transition to ensure the policy objectives are met while enabling businesses to adjust. AFGC CEO Ms Tanya Barden said that the $132 billion food […]

AFGC SUMMARY OF THE 2019 BUDGET

The Federal Treasurer the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP tonight handed down a Budget for 2019-20 delivering a surplus of $7.1 billion whilst proposing lower taxes and increased funding for essential services. The Budget relies on investing in a strong economy and controlled government spending to deliver the outcomes.

GOVERNMENTS RESPONSE TO THE REVIEW OF THE FOOD AND GROCERY CODE OF CONDUCT

Assistant Treasurer, Stuart Robert, has today released the Government’s response to the independent Food and Grocery Code of Conduct Review. The Review was conducted throughout 2018, led by Professor Graeme Samuel, AC, with support from Treasury. The AFGC played an active role throughout the Review process and consultations. […]

Supply Chain Newsletter - March 2019

The AFGC’s Supply Chain Newsletter for March is now available Login to the Members Centre to read the newsletter.

SCITECH NEWS - MARCH 2019

The March edition of the AFGC’s SciTech News is now available. Log in to the Members Centre to read the Newsletter.