News & Media

Year: 2021

Ultra-processed foods in national dietary guidelines

September 10, 2021

The AFGC keeps a watching brief on research publications across scientific and technical disciplines of importance to the food industry.   Public health researchers claim there is a growing body of evidence indicating that processing techniques used in food manufacture may be as harmful to health as consuming excessive […]

Food and grocery manufacturing workers a priority industry

August 31, 2021

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the NSW Government’s decision to ensure that essential food and grocery manufacturing workers get priority access to Pfizer COVID vaccines to help ensure our national food and grocery supply is maintained. There is a 20,000 strong workforce across the areas […]

Food and grocery manufacturers respond to ensure workers stay safe and supplies keep flowing to supermarket shelves

July 23, 2021

Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers, including those in Sydney, are continuing to adopt safe work practices to ensure that supermarket shelves are stocked and supplies are flowing across the city, state and the country as NSW works to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Australian Food and Grocery […]

Nation’s vital food and grocery manufacturers on show in new season of Sustaining Australia TV

July 21, 2021

Australian food and grocery manufacturing plays a vital role in the life of every Australian and the depth, diversity and ingenuity of this critically important local industry will be on display in a new season of online series Sustaining Australia TV launching today. Every day, Australia’s food and […]

Industry backs Australia’s ability to manage plastic recycling

July 1, 2021

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) commends the government for the Ban on Waste Plastics Exports, that is effective today, as a critical step to create a local packaging circular economy. The two phases of the Waste Plastics Export ban, supported with Government funding from the $600 […]