Year: 2024

Food manufacturers call for collaboration on health outcomes after Parliamentary report 

July 5, 2024

4 July 2024 – The peak body representing food and grocery manufacturers notes the Diabetes Inquiry report and considers it an opportunity to deepen collaboration with stakeholders.   “The AFGC’s interest in this inquiry stems from the crucial role played by food and beverage manufacturers in promoting healthier […]

AFGC Statement on ultra-processed food

June 26, 2024

21 June – Processed food plays a key role in modern diets, offering both convenient and nutritious options such as wholegrain breads and dairy milk alternatives.  Food and beverage companies are constantly innovating to reduce total energy, sugar and salt, and to present products with portion control information […]

Stronger protections for suppliers a positive step in Code report

June 24, 2024

The peak body for food and grocery manufacturers welcomes the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct Review’s recognition of the fear of retribution and measures to address this is a positive step forward for suppliers.   The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) supports a Code that can resolve […]

Food manufacturers welcome confidence and commitment from Environment Ministers

June 21, 2024

21 June – Today’s announcement by Environment Ministers of a pathway forward for soft plastics collection, the development of end markets for recycled products and design standards has been welcomed by the peak body representing food and grocery manufacturers. The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes ministers’ […]

AFGC responds to Federal Budget 2024

May 14, 2024

14 May – Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) commends the Federal Government for the Budget’s twin focus of giving cost of living relief to Australians in the present while investing in a Future Made in Australia. AFGC CEO Tanya Barden said: “It is encouraging to see a […]