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Health Star Rating still on the right trajectory

Australia’s gold standard front of pack nutrition labelling system – the Health Star Rating (HSR) scheme – has been given a tick, albeit with a lot of work still to be done to perfect it, by Australia’s food Ministers today (Friday 17 July 2020) at the Ministerial Forum […]

AFGC WELCOMES GOVERNMENTS PLAN TO TRANSFORM WASTE INDUSTRY

  The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the Federal Government’s $190 million investment into transforming the waste industry through the Recycling Modernisation Fund announced today. AFGC Acting GEO, Dr Geoffrey Annison congratulates the Federal Government on their leadership on this national issue. The investment by Government […]

NO NEED TO PANIC, AUSTRALIA PRODUCES ENOUGH FOOD FOR 75 MILLION

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC)  is reassuring Australians that there is more than enough food being processed, as an increase in the purchasing of food and grocery products in Victoria begins to look similar to the ‘panic buying’ experience earlier in the year. Acting CEO Dr […]

UK TRADE DEAL POSITIVE FOR GROWTH OF AUSTRALIAN FOOD, GROCERY AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURERS

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the launch of the Australia-UK free trade agreement negotiations announced by the Federal Government today. The FTA will focus on negotiating the removal of barriers to trade and ensures trade and investment relationships between the two countries, of which many […]

AFGC WELCOMES ALLERGENS RECOMMENDATIONS

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the findings of the House of Representatives Health, Aged Care and Sport Committee report: Walking the allergies tightrope: addressing the rise of allergies and anaphylaxis in Australia that was tabled today, 15 June 2020. The AFGC, and the wider food […]

Aussie food, beverage and grocery manufacturing is a pillar of strength

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed comments by the Federal Minister for Industry, Hon Karen Andrews today at the National Press Club that again confirms the strengths of Australia’s food, beverage and grocery manufacturing sector. The $122.1 billion Australian food, beverage and grocery manufacturing sector […]