News & Media

Year: 2021

National Recycling Week the right time to think about an exciting future for soft plastics recycling

November 11, 2021

This National Recycling Week Australia celebrates 25 years of progress in making recycling bigger and better. Everyone has their part to play in increasing recycling rates and the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC), which represents the nation’s food and grocery manufacturers, is proud to be leading a big change in how soft plastics […]

Australian Food and Grocery Council supports net zero 2050 target

October 27, 2021

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

October 22, 2021

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

October 11, 2021

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 […]