China has lifted a three-month ban on beef imports processed by a group of Australian abattoirs. The ban had been enforced due to non-compliance with China’s labelling regulations. Australian Country...

Some News South Wales hospitals will soon have soft drinks removed from all vending machines. In a first time move, the decision was made by the Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) which operates...

The government of the Australian Capital Territory has released the results of a recent survey it commissioned about its retail ban on lightweight plastic bags. According to the government, the survey...

The Japanese government has released plans to ease controls on beef imports in early February 2013. This is likely to impact Australian beef exporters adversely. Japan previously banned the importation...

Queensland parents should ban their children from soft drinks and fruit juices in an attempt to reverse the alarming rise in childhood obesity, according to Queensland Chief Health Officer, Jeannette Young...

On 12 – 16 November 2012 an international meeting of governments in Geneva will consider extending the Montreal Protocol to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The Australian government and Australian...

A leading Australian nutrition scientist, Professor Andrew Sinclair from Deakin University, has called for mandatory labelling in Australia of trans fat in food products. His findings indicate that some...

The state of Victoria’s Auditor-General Dr Peter Frost has jolted the Victorian government with the revelation of shocking statistics regarding alcohol-related harm in Victoria. According to Dr Frost’s...

Australian juice companies are continuing to use oranges from Brazil that may contain residues of the potentially harmful fungicide carbendazim, despite the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) temporarily...

Federal agriculture minister Joe Ludwig last night announced the resumption of the live export of cattle to Indonesia, which was suspended a month ago after a graphic broadcast by ABC’s Four Corners...