Coles, Woolworths and the AFGC have agreed on a ‘Food and Grocery Prescribed Industry Code of Conduct’ which is supposed to give suppliers a “fairer go”, according to AFGC CEO Gary Dawson. But will it?
Coles and Woolworths have reached an agreement with the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) on the terms of a food and grocery industry code of conduct.
In an attempt to help food manufacturers reduce acrylamide levels in certain foods, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance on the topic.
A Bill to merge the Wine Australia Corporation (WAC) and Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC) to form a new Australian Grape and Wine Authority has been introduced into parliament.
US meat processor Cargill has announced it will label all its fresh ground beef products containing finely textured beef in the interests of transparency.
Passionate about raw milk products? Have your say! FSANZ has issued a call for submissions on a proposal that will permit the production and sale of an increased range of raw milk products in Australia.
If trans fat loses its GRAS status in the US, manufacturers will have to get premarket approval from the FDA to include trans fats in their formulations or face having their processed foods declared adulterated.
Partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary source of trans fat in processed foods, will no longer be considered "generally recognised as safe" under a new determination issued by the FDA.
The majority of Australians support taxing soft drinks and junk food, the Obesity Policy Coalition claims, particularly if the money raised is used to reduce the cost of healthy foods.
Dow AgroSciences Australia has applied to have the Food Standards Code changed to allow genetically modified soybean. FSANZ has issued a call for submissions on the application.
The Anti-Dumping Commission’s preliminary report on processed tomatoes has been welcomed by the Australian Made Campaign. The report finds in favour of local processors and recommends tariffs be imposed on 'dumped' processed tomatoes.
The Anti-Dumping Commission has found that the Australian tomato processing industry has suffered following the import of Italian processed tomatoes that arrived in Australia at 'dumped' prices.
While inspecting a recreational fishing vessel in New Zealand's Kawakawa Bay to ensure the owners were in their daily recreational catch limits, MPI compliance officers came across more than 200 rotting snapper.
Sunrise Meats has been fined $41,250 for a number of food and hygiene breaches. The company was convicted and sentenced for various breaches of the Food Act 2003 and ordered to pay professional costs of $10,000.
The release of the South Australian Integrated Transport and Land Use Plan has been welcomed by the ALC. The plan aims to achieve a greater level of integration between the public and private sectors in the provision of port and freight networks.