Parallel importing could threaten Australian manufacturers of international food brands Removing parallel import restrictions would “promote competition and potentially lower prices for consumers”,...

The American Meat Institute (AMI) has said it will appeal a decision by a US District Court not to block the implementation of the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) May 2013 final rule on Country...

Liquor retailers in New South Wales have been lobbying the NSW Government to soften the NSW Government’s soon-to-be-released Responsible Promotion of Alcohol Guidelines. Liquor Stores Association (LSA)...

Coca-Cola Amatil, Schweppes and Lion have launched a Federal Court of Australia action to challenge the legal validity of the Northern Territory’s container deposit scheme. The beverage giants made an...

Nestle Australia-owned Jenny Craig has assured its Australian consumers that there is no need to worry about horse meat in their ready-made weight loss meals. Jenny Craig Managing Director Amy Smith told...

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has hit back at new Greens’ initiated legislation regarding Country of Origin labelling regulations, examined by the Senate Committee this week. According...

A  NSW mid-North Coast abattoir has been added to the Food Authority’s ‘Name and Shame’ register following a lengthy hearing over “mutton dressed as lamb.” Tolsat Pty Ltd was convicted and fined...

Western Australia’s Minister for Racing and Gaming has appointed a committee to review the State’s existing liquor laws. The Review Committee is now calling for public submissions to be made by 25...

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued a formal warning to McDonald’s in relation to its “Send to Friends” e-marketing campaign for McDonald’s Happy Meals. Various...

An Australian survey by leading consumer advocacy group CHOICE has found that many food manufacturers are using a “trade mark law loophole” to label food as “healthy,” even if they are high in...