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.

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.

INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS BILL 2017 PASSED BY BOTH HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT

Three out of a group of six bills to establish a new national regulatory scheme for industrial chemicals, including those used in grocery categories such as household cleaners, cosmetics and personal care products, were passed by both Houses of Parliament on Monday, 18 February 2019. Login to the […]

Review of Therapeutic Goods Order 54 - Standards for Disinfectants and associated guidance

AFGC’s submission – Review of Therapeutic Goods Order 54 – Standards for Disinfectants and associated guidance. Login to the Members Centre to read the Submission.

The Year Ahead for Retail

Coles CEO Steven Cain and Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci answer five key questions about 2019 as part of annual survey of key business leaders. Login to the Members Centre to read the Member Brief.

CHAIN OF RESPONSIBILITY MASTER CODE RELEASED

Safe Trucking and Supply Chains Ltd, a company jointly owned by the Australian Logistics Council (ALC) and the Australian Trucking Association (ATA), has developed and released a Master Code – a registered code of practice under section 706 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law. Login to the Members […]

NSW ENERGY SUPPORT PROGRAMS

The NSW Office of Environment and Heritage has released support programs to help manufacturers reduce energy usage and costs. Login to the Members Centre to read the Member Brief.

SciTech News - January 2019

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

TRADE UPDATE - JANUARY 2019

Read the first Trade Update for 2019. This quarterly piece highlights the latest international trade issues and news for the food, beverage and grocery manufacturing sector Log in to the Members Centre to read the Newsletter.

Australian Food & Grocery Council and ASN Media to collaborate for an online TV program called “Sustaining Australia”

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) and ASN Media are working together in an innovative content collaboration, to produce an online news program about the $131 billion Australian food and grocery manufacturing industry. Presented in a news-style with a leading Australian news anchor, the program will be […]