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Support Australian farmers, manufacturers and businesses this Australia Day, say peak bodies

    Australia’s peak farming, food manufacturing and small business groups have banded together, urging the community to back the nation’s growers, makers and businesses this Australia Day. With ongoing drought, and recent fire and flood ravaging much of the country, Australian farmers, food manufacturers and businesses, small […]

Industry welcomes National Plastics Summit

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement of a National Plastics Summit in March 2020. On the back of already positive moves by the Federal Government to address recycling, waste and plastics, this announcement is one that Industry is pleased to hear and […]

Victoria Australia’s top food and grocery product exporter

Victoria has established itself as Australia’s leading export state, accounting for $10.6 billion (30.8 per cent) of the nation’s total export output. The findings, contained in the Australian Food and Grocery Council’s (AFGC) new State of the Industry Report 2017-18, also showed the state’s food and grocery manufacturing […]

Exports buoy Australian food and grocery manufacturing industry amid tough domestic conditions, new report shows

The Australian Food and Grocery Council’s (AFGC) latest annual industry snapshot shows the nation’s food and grocery manufacturing sector remains a key economic contributor and employer, injecting $122.1 billion into the economy. The AFGC’s State of the Industry Report 2019 shows the sector experienced 4.5 per cent real […]

Australian food and grocery exports drive growth, inject $38.3b into national economy

Exports are driving growth in the nation’s food and grocery manufacturing sector, with latest figures from the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) showing they are worth $38.3 billion to the economy. AFGC CEO Tanya Barden said despite tough domestic and global economic conditions, Australian food and grocery […]

Food export deregulation will cut red tape, end paper shuffling

Proposed deregulation reforms by the Morrison Government to make exporting Australian food products simpler and more streamlined have been welcomed by the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC). The reforms, announced by Prime Minister Scott Morrison overnight, would put an end to “paper shuffling”, with a move towards […]

Food and Grocery Manufacturing economic snapshot 2018-19

Food and grocery manufactoring in south east queensland Delivering $7.68 billion economic boost FOOD and grocery manufacturing is establishing itself as a key growth industry in South East Queensland, generating $7.68 billion in annual turnover and $915 million in wages across the federal electorates of McPherson, Bonner, Griffith, […]

Health Star Rating review strikes the right balance

Reform of the Health Star Rating (HSR) system will provide industry and consumers with clarity and establish an improved system into the future, says the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC). Today the Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation (FoFR) formally responded to the Health Star Rating Five Year […]


The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has today welcomed the federal parliamentary Joint Standing Committee on Treaties (JSCOT) report recommendations to ratify free trade agreements with Indonesia and Hong Kong. Released yesterday, the report recommends that the Parliament moves to ratify the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement […]

Food and Grocery Manufacturing Northern Victorian Economic Powerhouse

NORTHERN Victoria has emerged as a food and grocery manufacturing powerhouse, generating $9.23 billion in output per year and employing 14,221 Victorians, according to new research released today by the Australian Food and Grocery Council. Northern Victorian food and grocery processing is now the second largest contributor in […]