Organisations in the probiotic and fermented milk sector are hopeful that the word probiotic will be accepted as a ‘generic descriptor’ after a meeting about nourishment and health claims being held...

All players in the Australian food industry are being invited to send representatives to a seminar in Melbourne on the latest trends and issues on new global Standards. The seminar has been organised by...

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has released its fourth annual economic snapshot State of the Industry 2012, which underlines the economic challenges facing the Australian food and grocery...

The New Zealand government has ruled against mandatory fortification of bread with folic acid. This position is a divergence from that of Australia which has required mandatory fortification since August...

New concerns are being expressed about the proposed introduction of a Health Claims standard into the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code. Having undertaken at least 5 draft versions of the proposed...

Australian supermarket Coles has announced that 100 per cent of its private label (home brand) products are being re-labelled to make life easier for customers with food allergies. The supermarket’s...

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has approved a proposal to extend country of origin labelling to unpackaged beef, sheep and chicken meat. The Australian Government had asked FSANZ to address...

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has approved a proposal recommending permission be given for the sale of raw milk hard to very hard cooked curd cheeses in Australia. However, FSANZ will not...

A report on Australia’s poultry industry, released by the National Union of Workers (NUW), suggests an employment “crisis” in Australia’s poultry industry is having a damaging impact on the quality...

A new primary production and processing standard for seed sprouts has been approved by the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Board. FSANZ said the objective of the standard is to reduce the incidence...