Muesli maker, Monster Health Food Co has become the first company in Australia to roll out the Health Star Rating front of pack labelling scheme across its range of products.
Kellogg’s has attracted criticism from health groups as well as consumer watchdog Choice for replacing a ‘healthy’ cereal with a sugar ‘frosted’ and ‘chocolate’ version with the same name and logo.
Consumer watchdog Choice has employed the new Health Star Food Rating calculator to compare products from food giant Mondelez against its leading competitors’ offerings.
Only eight hours after its official launch last Wednesday, the government’s long-awaited Health Star Rating website was pulled down, allegedly due to the intervention of a senior minister.
A recent review of the Australian craft beer market by consumer watchdog Choice has found that it’s dominated by Japanese-owned Lion and London-headquartered SABMiller, making it increasingly difficult for independent brewers to compete.
Supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths are transferring the discounts they’re no longer allowed to apply to petrol, instead offering consumers cheaper grocery items.
Consumer watchdog Choice has released new research which has found that a clear majority of Australians are in favour of the new Health Star Rating scheme as opposed to the industry developed, front-of-pack labelling system.
NSW Fair Trading has released its response to Choice’s super complaint about misleading free range claims, supporting the consumer watchdog’s calls for a national standard.
Testing by the Australian Olive Association has found that up to nine out of 10 imported olive oil brands are failing Australian standards and are labelled incorrectly.
Consumer watchdog Choice has revealed the winner of its first ever people’s choice shonkiest shonky award, ecoeggs.
Consumer group, Choice, has named and shamed a number of brands, including Dairy Farmers and Ecoeggs, as part of its annual Shonky Awards.
Consumer watchdog Choice has raised concerns over the ‘highly secretive’ Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, and is calling upon the Federal Government to release the contents of the negotiations.
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.
Humane Society International is outraged by the Queensland government’s recent changes to its free range egg standards, calling on consumers to boycott the industry.
Consumer group Choice is accusing the Queensland government of threatening the consumer’s ability to make informed purchasing decisions by “stealthily” altering its free range standard.
Choice’s investigation into six regular beef sausages has discovered some certified organic sausages contain sulphur dioxide, which is not permitted in organic meat production.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) have refuted findings by consumer watchdog Choice into ‘dodgy diet’ claims made on food products.
Sanitarium has hit back at consumer watchdog Choice stating that its popular Up & Go liquid breakfast range is indeed a nutritious product.
Consumer watchdog, Choice, says many popular liquid breakfast drinks including Sanitarium’s Up & Go are making misleading or ‘shonky’ nutritional claims.
South Australia has led the way in setting an industry code for free range eggs.