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Will the Food and Grocery Prescribed Industry Code of Conduct make a difference?

19 November, 2013 by Janette Woodhouse

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?


Guidance available on reducing acrylamide levels

18 November, 2013

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help food manufacturers reduce acrylamide levels in certain foods, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued draft guidance on the topic.


Coles and Woolies agree on Food and Grocery Code

18 November, 2013

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.


WAC and GWRDC merger before the Senate

15 November, 2013

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.


Cargill to label 'pink slime' in ground beef products

13 November, 2013

US meat processor Cargill has announced it will label all its fresh ground beef products containing finely textured beef in the interests of transparency.


Proposal seeks to permit raw milk products

11 November, 2013

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.


Get ready to reformulate: trans fat may be losing its GRAS status

11 November, 2013

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.


US to outlaw trans fat in processed food

08 November, 2013

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.


GM soybean application open for comment

05 November, 2013

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.


Australians support junk food tax, Obesity Policy Coalition says

05 November, 2013

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.


Anti-dumping report welcomed by Australian Made Campaign

05 November, 2013

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.


Anti-Dumping Commission validates SPC Ardmona's call for action

04 November, 2013

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.


MPI compliance officers make fishy finding

31 October, 2013

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.


Meat processor convicted of food safety and hygiene breaches

28 October, 2013

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.


ALC welcomes SA Transport and Land Use Plan

23 October, 2013

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.


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