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.

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.

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.