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Cost pressures affecting Australian food and grocery manufacturers

April 28, 2022

AFGC CEO Tanya Barden says Australian food and grocery manufacturers are facing cost pressures that are starting to flow through to supermarket shelves.  “All manufacturers of food and groceries are facing pressure and that is starting to flow through to supermarket shelves,” Ms Barden said.  “Over the past […]

Federal budget a welcome boost for regional food and grocery manufacturing

March 29, 2022

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the support for regional manufacturing delivered in tonight’s Federal Budget. The $2 billion Regional Accelerator Program (RAP) announced in the budget provides important support to regional food and grocery manufacturers, who employ 40 per cent of this $132 billion industry’s […]

Food and grocery manufacturers welcome new funds to build Australia’s advanced soft plastics recycling industry

March 21, 2022

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC), the peak body for the nation’s food and grocery manufacturing industry, welcomes the federal government’s $60 million funding boost for advanced recycling of soft plastics as an important step in creating a true circular economy for plastic packaging in Australia.  The […]

Industry backs efforts to address obesity

March 7, 2022

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) is pleased to see the release of the Federal Government’s National Obesity Strategy today. Australia’s food manufacturers work closely with governments at both state and federal levels to ensure Australian consumers have access to a wide variety of food products with […]

Australian food and grocery manufacturing welcomes potential global plastic treaty

March 4, 2022

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the UN Environment Assembly passing a resolution to begin negotiations on a global treaty to end plastic pollution. AFGC CEO, Tanya Barden said the Australian food and grocery manufacturing sector has a keen interest in the UN EA resolution and […]

Qenos and Cleanaway advanced plastics recycling study a welcome step towards packaging circular economy

February 18, 2022

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the announcement by Cleanaway and Qenos that they will investigate developing new advanced plastics recycling capabilities for Australia. Plastics manufacturer Qenos and waste management company Cleanaway have announced a feasibility study to assess converting up to 100,000 tonnes per year […]