News & Media

Year: 2021

Australian Food and Grocery Council supports net zero 2050 target

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) supports the federal government’s commitment of net zero emissions by 2050 and will work with government to achieve this target and meaningful progress on emissions in the interim. The AFGC is the peak industry body for Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers – businesses […]

Food industry joins forces to fight food waste with Australian Food Pact

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the launch of the Australian Food Pact today and congratulates the manufacturers and retailers who have joined as inaugural signatories in this important step towards halving food waste in Australia by 2030.  The Australian Food Pact is a voluntary agreement bringing organisations from […]

The National Obesity Prevention Strategy 2022-2032 – Draft Release

Overweight and obesity is an urgent and complex public health issue. At last, the long-awaited draft National Obesity Prevention Strategy 2022-2032 has been released for consultation. The idea of developing an obesity strategy was agreed back in 2018 by Australian and State and Territory health ministers being led by the […]

New dairy research shows not all saturated fats are the same

The AFGC keeps a watching brief on research publications across scientific and technical disciplines of importance to the food industry.  Dietary guidelines around the globe recommend limiting dairy fats, which are high in saturated fat, to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).  However, emerging evidence is showing […]

Can processed foods play an important role in the healthy diets of Australians?

The AFGC keeps a watching brief on research publications across scientific and technical disciplines of importance to the food industry.  One of the barriers to selecting food choices is cost. This is especially true for low socioeconomic status (SES) households which regularly choose processed foods. Additionally, lower and […]