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.

Release of Modern Slavery Act 2018: Draft Guidance for Reporting Entities

The Modern Slavery Act 2018: Draft Guidance for Reporting Entities (Draft Guidance) has been released for public consultation.

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 […]

AFGC SUMMARY OF THE 2019 BUDGET

The Federal Treasurer the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP tonight handed down a Budget for 2019-20 delivering a surplus of $7.1 billion whilst proposing lower taxes and increased funding for essential services. The Budget relies on investing in a strong economy and controlled government spending to deliver the outcomes.

GOVERNMENTS RESPONSE TO THE REVIEW OF THE FOOD AND GROCERY CODE OF CONDUCT

Assistant Treasurer, Stuart Robert, has today released the Government’s response to the independent Food and Grocery Code of Conduct Review. The Review was conducted throughout 2018, led by Professor Graeme Samuel, AC, with support from Treasury. The AFGC played an active role throughout the Review process and consultations. […]

Supply Chain Newsletter - March 2019

The AFGC’s Supply Chain Newsletter for March is now available Login to the Members Centre to read the newsletter.

SCITECH NEWS - MARCH 2019

The March edition of the AFGC’s SciTech News is now available. Log in to the Members Centre to read the Newsletter.

Allergen Labelling Survey

The AFGC is seeking member input into approaches to Allergen Labelling; specifically on alerting consumers to changes in allergen content when reformulating products and, for differentiation of similar products with differing allergen contents.

ACCC’S 2019 ENFORCEMENT PRIORITIES AND CONSUMER ADVOCACY FOCUS

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Chair, Rod Sims, outlined the regulator’s enforcement priorities and consumer advocacy focus for 2019 earlier this week. Login to the Members Centre to read the Member Brief.

RESPONSIBLE ADVERTISING TO CHILDREN COMPLIANCE UPDATE AND WORKSHOPS

In 2009 the AFGC launched the Responsible Children’s Marketing Initiative (RCMI) and the Quick Service Restaurant Initiative for Responsible Advertising and Marketing (QSRI). The initiatives have operated on a signatory basis and have successfully ensured that only healthier choice products are marketed directly to children. Login to the […]

HEALTH STAR RATING 5 YEAR REVIEW – CONSULTATION ON DRAFT REPORT

The draft Report for the Five Year Review of the Health Star Rating (HSR) System has been released today and is open for public consultation until 25 March. Login to the Members Centre to read the Member Brief.