The ACCC has released the final report arising from its dairy inquiry, which includes the key recommendation that a mandatory code of conduct be implemented to improve contracting practices between dairy processors and farmers. The inquiry was initiated by Treasurer Scott Morrison, in response to large and retrospective reductions in milk prices imposed by two major … Continue reading ACCC calls for regulatory reform to assist dairy farmers
Responding to ACCC’s interim dairy industry review, advocacy group Dairy Connect has called for simplified, single document contracts between dairy processors and producers.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is putting growers and traders in the horticulture industry on notice that they need to take steps to comply with the 2017 Horticulture Code of Conduct, or face penalties and fines. Addressing the 2017 NSW Farmers Horticulture Forum today, ACCC Commissioner Mick Keogh called on growers and traders to familiarise … Continue reading ACCC urges Horticulture Industry to comply with code
Independent senator Jacqui Lambie has called for a Senate Inquiry into the dairy industry, claiming this is the best way to uncover illegal activity in the sector.
While the most recalled category was cars, food and grocery products accounted for the second largest number of recalls.
The consumer watchdog is taking action against Heinz for marketing a food which contains 60 per cent sugar as good for toddlers.
Cereal Partners Australia (CPA), the manufacturer and distributor of Uncle Tobys brand oats, has paid penalties of $32,400 in relation to alleged false or misleading representations about the protein content of certain Uncle Tobys brand oats products.
An agreement to re-authorise an agreement which prohibits the advertising of infant formulas directly to the public has been proposed by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has concluded investigations into alleged misleading conduct in the pork industry arising from ‘free range’, ‘bred free range’ and ‘bred outdoors’ labelling.
Jeff Kennett has instructed Coles to refund over $12 million to suppliers, in addition to the court-ordered $10 million fine.
ALDI has become the first to sign the Grocery Code, less than a week after Woolworths claimed it would be the first to sign.
Supabarn Supermarkets and the Real Juice Company will each pay a $20,400 fine for claims made on two private label juice products.
The Federal Court has penalised Coles $2.5 million for promoting its bread as “Baked Today” and “Freshly Baked In-Store”.
The ILG has paid a penalty of $10,200 following the issue of an infringement notice by the ACCC for its “Aussie Beer” product.
Food-related deaths and disease outbreaks will no longer be reported to the ACCC by product makers and sellers under new laws.
Aldi and Metcash are both on board for the new legally enforceable code developed by Coles, Woolworths and the AFGC.
The Food and Grocery Industry Code of Conduct has been tabled in Parliament, in a move to “level the playing field.”
The ACCC is seeking penalties of at least $4-5 million over Coles’ Australian consumer law breaches for its “fresh” bread claims.
Senator John Williams has called the ACCC’s decision not to oppose the proposed acquisition of Primo by JBS “very disappointing.”
The ACCC will not oppose JBS’s acquisition of Primo after it determined that Primo is not currently a strong competitive constraint on JBS.