News & Media

The AFGC is committed to providing up-to-date and accurate information to the media on behalf of the food and grocery manufacturing industry.

New dairy research shows not all saturated fats are the same

The AFGC keeps a watching brief on research publications across scientific and technical disciplines of importance to the food industry.  Dietary guidelines around the globe recommend limiting dairy fats, which are high in saturated fat, to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).  However, emerging evidence is showing […]

Can processed foods play an important role in the healthy diets of Australians?

The AFGC keeps a watching brief on research publications across scientific and technical disciplines of importance to the food industry.  One of the barriers to selecting food choices is cost. This is especially true for low socioeconomic status (SES) households which regularly choose processed foods. Additionally, lower and […]

FSANZ recommends a proposal for added sugar labelling

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 […]

Christmas demands need workers to keep supply chains going and supermarket shelves stocked

Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing industry keeps the supermarket shelves stocked.  The industry is working around the clock with Aussies in nearly every corner of the country needed to turn up to work to ensure supply. The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has said that as cases […]

Vital food and grocery manufacturing stays strong but action needed for COVID economic recovery

The value of Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing industry has grown by four per cent to almost $133 billion, according to new data from the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC), with a rise in the value of exports driving the performance. Releasing the latest State of the […]

Healthy Food Partnership – Opportunities and Challenges

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

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 […]

Food and grocery manufacturing workers a priority industry

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the NSW Government’s decision to ensure that essential food and grocery manufacturing workers get priority access to Pfizer COVID vaccines to help ensure our national food and grocery supply is maintained. There is a 20,000 strong workforce across the areas […]

Food and grocery manufacturers respond to ensure workers stay safe and supplies keep flowing to supermarket shelves

Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers, including those in Sydney, are continuing to adopt safe work practices to ensure that supermarket shelves are stocked and supplies are flowing across the city, state and the country as NSW works to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Australian Food and Grocery […]

Nation’s vital food and grocery manufacturers on show in new season of Sustaining Australia TV

Australian food and grocery manufacturing plays a vital role in the life of every Australian and the depth, diversity and ingenuity of this critically important local industry will be on display in a new season of online series Sustaining Australia TV launching today. Every day, Australia’s food and […]