News & Media

Year: 2021

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

October 11, 2021

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 […]

FSANZ recommends a proposal for added sugar labelling

The issue of added sugar has been brewing for some time. It was mooted in the late 1990s when the [then] new ANZ Food Standards Code (FSC) was being developed. And it was raised again in 2011 in the recommendations of the Blewett food labelling review. More recently in 2017 in response to […]

Christmas demands need workers to keep supply chains going and supermarket shelves stocked

September 29, 2021

Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing industry keeps the supermarket shelves stocked.  The industry is working around the clock with Aussies in nearly every corner of the country needed to turn up to work to ensure supply. The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has said that as cases […]

Vital food and grocery manufacturing stays strong but action needed for COVID economic recovery

September 27, 2021

The value of Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing industry has grown by four per cent to almost $133 billion, according to new data from the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC), with a rise in the value of exports driving the performance. Releasing the latest State of the […]

Healthy Food Partnership – Opportunities and Challenges

September 14, 2021

It’s  almost six years since the Healthy Food Partnership (HFP) began when Rural Health Minister Fiona Nash announced a new partnership of preventive health groups, food industry bodies and government to cooperatively tackle obesity and encourage healthy eating. To date there has been active participation of the AFGC and wider […]