Peak industry body for Australian vegetable growers, AUSVEG has welcomed the Australia – Japan free trade agreement, stating that it will see various fruit and vegetable commodities flagged for tariff elimination.
The free trade agreements with Japan and Korea will make Australian food and beverage businesses more attractive to foreign investors, but businesses must understand the new markets, said Tony Pititto, Food & Beverage Industry growth adviser, Grant Thornton Australia.
The Australian Dairy Industry Council has criticised the proposed Australia-Japan free trade agreement, stating the agreement has fallen well below industry expectations.
Fruit processor SPC, will use the $100 million co-investment from the Victorian government and its owner, Coca-Cola Amatil, to make productivity and efficiency gains, and innovate in-line with consumer demands.
The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has released a statement highlighting that world food prices have jumped to their highest levels since May 2013.
The House of Representatives Agriculture and Industry Committee has announced that it will be conducting an inquiry into country-of-origin labelling for food, a move that has been welcomed by the Australian Made Campaign.
CEO of the Australian Beverages Council, Geoff Parker, spoke at the recent ausdrinks Conference, questioning the effectiveness of a soft drink tax in curbing Australia’s obesity problem.
Peak industry group for the grocery sector, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has welcomed an announcement from the minister for small business, Bruce Billson on the government’s review of competition law.
Woolworths Noranda located in the City of Bayswater in Western Australia has received a notification of conviction from the WA Department of Health for the “Sale of Unsuitable Food”.
A new two-year trial will see kangaroos shot and processed for commercial pet food in Victoria, creating a new industry worth to $1.4 million in revenue.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council has put its support behind The Omnibus Repeal Day (Autumn 2014) Bill, which it says will reduce regulatory burdens on businesses.
NASAA has secured approval from Chinese regulators for its certification arm, NASAA Certified Organic, to inspect organic operations within Australia for export to China.
Despite concerns it could threaten wild abalone stocks, Western Australia’s first commercial abalone farm looks set to go-ahead, thanks to environment minister, Albert Jacob.
Vietnam’s CT Group hopes to become the world’s biggest exporter of dragon fruit, and has plans to grow up to 10,000 hectares of the fruit in the Northern Territory.
The Fair Work Ombudsman is alleging that 10 employees at a regional NSW abattoir have been underpaid more than $41,000.
The Australian Heart Foundation this week launched the Halt Hidden Salt campaign, which is designed to raise awareness of high salt levels in processed foods.
Celebrity personal trainer Michelle Bridges has spoken out against assistant Health Minister, Fiona Nash and her ex chief of staff Alistair Furnival’s involvement in the pulling of the Health Star Rating website, stating that the junk food industry has a ‘disproportionate’ influence in Canberra.
Healthway, Western Australia’s health promotion agency, is targeting middle class women that enjoy the arts and their wine a little too much in its latest responsible drinking campaign.
Midfield Meats has announced a $20 million expansion which will create more than 200 jobs and include the construction of a cold store and upgrades to the rendering plant.
Mining tycoon Andrew Forrest and Australian agribusiness Elders are pursuing a deal to further open up live cattle exports to China.