Year: 2021

FSANZ partners with GS1 Australia to create the Branded Food Database

November 14, 2021

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has announced that they are working with GS1 Australia to develop a public online database of Australian branded food and beverage products, including private label products. The database will contain product information, which is accurate, comprehensive, and updated regularly. The information will assist health policy development for Government. Limited […]

Bringing nutrition and sustainability assessment together

November 12, 2021

Nutrition and sustainability are large, complex issues. They are interconnected through the food system. Food – production, distribution and consumption – impacts on greenhouse gas emissions, land and water use, and the use of fertilizers and pesticides. Consequently, there is a growing interest in the assessment methods that […]

Dairy reduces falls and fractures

A healthy old age – is it realistic or futile? Ageing is often accompanied with frailty, bone fragility, and increased risk of fractures, particularly the hip. However, there is good news. A 2-year Australian study has investigated how dairy foods served in aged care facilities impacts on the risk of fractures of the residents. Few studies […]

New funding highlights food and beverage manufacturing’s vital role in Australia’s economic future

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement today of $33 million in grants to the food and beverage manufacturing sector as part of the $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI). These grants will help bring innovation, export opportunities and jobs for this critical industry.

AFGC welcomes a powerful new plastics partnership in Australian recycling

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the partnership announced today by iQ Renew and REDcycle as an exciting development that adds vital scale to Australia’s soft plastics recycling capabilities. AFGC CEO Tanya Barden congratulated REDcycle and iQ Renew for combining to create a strong new partnership with deep expertise across all aspects of plastics recycling, from collection to processing and recovery of valuable materials for new markets.