SE Queensland residents urged not to panic-buy

Posted by Josette Dunn on 12th January 2011

South East Queensland residents should not “panic-buy” in supermarkets following the current flooding situation which has now affected Brisbane, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) warned tonight.AFGC Chief Executive Kate Carnell said food and grocery manufacturers and major retailers were working as a team to maintain supplies of food and groceries in the flood-affected areas.

“Industry is urging people in the flooded regions not to panic-buy food, groceries and other supplies,” Ms Carnell said.

Ms Carnell said if residents needed a guide about what food, beverages, groceries and other daily essentials to purchase, they might want to consider looking at the Pantry List.

Australia’s food and grocery industry has developed the comprehensive Pantry List resource – in conjunction with the Federal Government – which has been specially-designed for families in emergency situations.

The Pantry List is grouped into a range of foods and other essential items, including:

· Drinks

· Pet food

· Dried and long-life food

· Health supplies.

· Emergency back-up power supply

· Baby supplies

· Snack food

· Other items (such as prescription medications).

To download a copy of the Pantry List and for further information, visit