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FSANZ recommends a proposal for added sugar labelling

October 11, 2021

The issue of added sugar has been brewing for some time. It was mooted in the late 1990s when the [then] new ANZ Food Standards Code (FSC) was being developed. And it was raised again in 2011 in the recommendations of the Blewett food labelling review. More recently in 2017 in response to […]

Healthy Food Partnership – Opportunities and Challenges

September 14, 2021

It’s  almost six years since the Healthy Food Partnership (HFP) began when Rural Health Minister Fiona Nash announced a new partnership of preventive health groups, food industry bodies and government to cooperatively tackle obesity and encourage healthy eating. To date there has been active participation of the AFGC and wider […]

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 […]