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FOOD AND GROCERY SECTOR APPLAUDS HARMONISATION FOCUS IN RUBBISH REPORT

A new report highlights an important opportunity to harmonise waste and resource recovery in Australia and move quickly to a circular economy while reducing cost and complexity, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) says. The AFGC, the peak industry body for Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers, has welcomed the release today of the […]

REVISED FOOD AND GROCERY CODE OF CONDUCT FINALISED AND STRENGTHENED

Australia’s food and grocery suppliers, represented by peak body the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC), welcome the finalisation of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct (Code) review process. AFGC CEO Tanya Barden said that the purpose of the Code is to build and sustain trust and […]

HSR NEEDS TO MAINTAIN ITS INTEGRITY

Australia’s food and beverage manufacturers are committed to ensuring that Australian consumers receive the best evidence-based nutritional information to help them construct healthy diets. The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has participated in the review of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system, and was concerned about Minister […]

FOOD AND GROCERY MANUFACTURERS STEP UP WITH NATIONAL PLAN TO TACKLE PLASTIC

Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers, represented by peak body the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC), will develop Australia’s largest industry-led plastic recycling scheme, which aims to collect and recycle nearly 190,000 tonnes of plastic packaging per annum by 2025.  The Australian Government has announced the AFGC will […]

BUDGET MANUFACTURING FOCUS HIGHLIGHTS GROWTH POTENTIAL IN FOOD AND GROCERY

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has tonight welcomed measures in the Federal Budget that highlight the important role Australia’s food and grocery manufacturers have in helping drive the nation’s economic and jobs recovery. The future of Australian manufacturing of food, beverage and grocery products looks brighter […]

FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING THE FUTURE OF THE ECONOMY

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement today that confirms the importance of growing a strong, resilient and competitive food and beverage manufacturing sector in Australia. The new Modern Manufacturing Strategy calls out the sector as one of the six National Manufacturing Priorities […]

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NEW GUIDE BUILDS INSIGHTS INTO INDONESIA EXPORT OPPORTUNITIES

Australian food and beverage manufacturers will gain important new insights and information about export opportunities in Indonesia with the release today of a new, specialised guide by the Australia Food and Grocery Council (AFGC). Indonesia is already a top-10 export destination for Australia’s food and beverage sector and […]

AFGC backs Government Plans to Increase Recycling

  The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the Federal Government’s Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill 2020 announced today that will increase onshore recycling, increase the availability of recycled packaging and create local jobs. Australian Food and Grocery Council Acting CEO, Dr Geoffrey Annison said that the sector overwhelmingly supports the leadership shown by the […]

Health Star Rating still on the right trajectory

Australia’s gold standard front of pack nutrition labelling system – the Health Star Rating (HSR) scheme – has been given a tick, albeit with a lot of work still to be done to perfect it, by Australia’s food Ministers today (Friday 17 July 2020) at the Ministerial Forum […]