Food Standards Australia New Zealand, together with government, industry and consumer groups, has launched a new portal providing manufacturers with information on how to manage food allergies.
While the latest AFGC CHEP Retail Index indicates that consumer confidence remains shaky and retail growth is lacklustre, ABS statistics show that food is in a better position than other retail sectors.
Manufacturers’ representative the Australian Food and Grocery Council has expressed renewed concern about the spread of private label brands throughout supermarkets.
The horse meat scandal was devastating for a number of international brands, forced to pull their products from the shelves and deal with the subsequent loss in consumer confidence. Australia stands unscathed from the whole incident. How? And why?
The food manufacturing industry is proactively addressing salt levels in foods, says the AFGC’s CEO, who dismisses recent claims by Choice that salt levels in some childrens’ foods are “unacceptably high”.
New data released by the Australian Food and Grocery Council shows that Australia’s drink container recycling rates are continuing to rise, with manufacturers’ lightweighting of PET bottles playing a considerable role.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council has welcomed the Federal Court’s finding that the Northern Territory container tax doesn’t apply to beverages manufactured in other states.
Terry O’Brien is stepping in as the new chairman of the Australian Food and Grocery Council following the resignation of Fonterra’s John Doumani.
As part of the Food and Health Dialogue, food manufacturers, retailers and the federal government have united in their commitment to reduce sodium levels in savoury crackers.
Three of Australia’s biggest beverage manufacturers have united to oppose the Northern Territory’s ‘cash for cans’ recycling scheme.
While accepting the shortcomings of Australia’s current labelling regime, Australian Made has rejected proposed changes put forward by the Greens.
The Australian government’s National Health and Medical Research Council has released its revised Australian Dietary Guidelines, and it’s generated a mixed reaction from the food and beverage industry.
Terry Davis, chief executive at Coca-Cola Amatil has announced his support for the ACCC’s investigation into alleged bullying tactics by the supermarkets, but insists the government needs to step in too.
A Greens Bill which aims to change regulations surrounding Country of Origin labelling has the potential to mislead consumers and drive jobs offshore, says the Australian Food and Grocery Council.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council gave food brand Kraft and the Victorian government a big pat on the back last week following the official opening of Stage One of Kraft Foods’ Asia Pacific Centre of Excellence in Ringwood, Melbourne.
Coles and Woolworths are expected to report their strongest quarterly sales growth for more than a year later this week.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council, together with CHEP Australia, has released its latest Retail Index, which predicts the state of the retail industry based on pallet movements.
After the expansion of its ‘Down Down’ campaign, the Australian Food and Grocery Council criticised Coles for limiting its product range, but the supermarket giant claims only half the story is being told.
A new star rating system is being considered as a means of communicating the nutritional value of processed foods, following the industry’s rejection of ‘traffic light’ labelling.
Australian consumers support a tax on unhealthy foods and many support bans on junk food advertising, despite the food industry claiming such measures would be wildly unpopular in the public arena.