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Food and Grocery Manufacturing economic snapshot 2018-19

Food and grocery manufactoring in south east queensland Delivering $7.68 billion economic boost FOOD and grocery manufacturing is establishing itself as a key growth industry in South East Queensland, generating $7.68 billion in annual turnover and $915 million in wages across the federal electorates of McPherson, Bonner, Griffith, […]

Health Star Rating review strikes the right balance

Reform of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system will provide industry and consumers with clarity and establish an improved system into the future, says the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC). Today the Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (FoFR) formally responded to the Health Star Rating Five Year […]

AUSTRALIAN FOOD AND GROCERY MANUFACTURERS BACK TRADE ACCESS OPPORTUNITIES

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has today welcomed the federal parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) report recommendations to ratify free trade agreements with Indonesia and Hong Kong. Released yesterday, the report recommends that the Parliament moves to ratify the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement […]

Food and Grocery Manufacturing Northern Victorian Economic Powerhouse

NORTHERN Victoria has emerged as a food and grocery manufacturing powerhouse, generating $9.23 billion in output per year and employing 14,221 Victorians, according to new research released today by the Australian Food and Grocery Council. Northern Victorian food and grocery processing is now the second largest contributor in […]

AFGC WELCOMES MOVES TO REDUCE GAS PRICES

The Australian Food and Grocery Council welcomes the Government’s announcement that it will introduce a range of measures aimed at reducing gas prices, following their discussions with Centre Alliance. AFGC CEO, Tanya Barden, said “Many food and grocery manufacturers, particularly in the meat, baked goods, dairy, confectionary and […]

CLIMATE POLICY NEEDS FLEXIBILITY AND STAGED TRANSITION

The Australian Food and Grocery Council said that the climate policy announced today by the Federal Opposition will need careful consideration and an effective transition to ensure the policy objectives are met while enabling businesses to adjust. AFGC CEO Ms Tanya Barden said that the $132 billion food […]