The Australian Made campaign is calling on the government to throw its weight behind the manufacturing industry by supporting stronger country of origin labelling requirements.
The latest edition of the AFGC CHEP Retail Index shows that retail growth remains sluggish, but predicts the rate of year-on-year growth will increase by the September quarter.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) have refuted findings by consumer watchdog Choice into ‘dodgy diet’ claims made on food products.
Coles and Woolworths are reported to still be in negotiations with peak body, the Australian Food and Grocery Council, over a voluntary code of conduct.
Results from the most detailed financial analysis of Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing industry have been released.
The code of conduct being developed to manage relationships between retailers and suppliers is nearing completion, says the Australian Food and Grocery Council.
The new star labelling system which got the nod of approval from food and health ministers today has serious flaws and will be an added expense for Australian food manufacturers, says the AFGC.
Food and health ministers in Sydney have today approved a new star rating system aimed at making it easier for consumers to make healthier purchasing decisions.
State and federal health ministers will meet today to approve a new star rating system for food packaging.
The AFGC has teamed up with the University of Queensland to establish the Agents of Change PhD program, which aims to help develop food professionals and capitalise on export opportunities in Asia.
Introduced in 2006 as a voluntary initiative, Daily Intake Guide (DIG) nutrition labels now appear on over 7,200 food products on Australian supermarket shelves.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council, together with Coles and the RED Group, has launched a soft plastics recycling program in Canberra.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council is fully-funding two seats on its board in a move to strengthen the representation of small to medium enterprises.
Released over the weekend by the Minister for Agriculture Joe Ludwig, the National Food Plan contains worthy goals for boosting food exports and production but lacks urgency, says the Australian Food and Grocery Council.
Environmental group, The Boomerang Alliance, has hit back at the AFGC for making “offensive” remarks regarding its proposed Container Deposit Scheme (CDS).
The Greens’ proposed overhaul of country of origin labelling laws has received the backing of growers organisation, AUSVEG.
In light of the 2013 budget forecasting deficits of $19.4b this financial year and $18b next financial year, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) believes that the announcement underlines weaknesses in the economy.
Supermarket chain, Coles, has been presented with Foodbank’s Patron’s Award, recognising its 10 year partnership with the food relief organisation.
Food manufacturers across the country breathed a collective sigh of relief on Friday when, for the first time in almost a year, the dollar fell below parity against the greenback.
Vegemite, Cornflakes and Milo are among more than 40 new products added to Coles’ discounted Down Down range.