A new ‘no palm oil’ certification program has been launched by The Orangutan Alliance. The Orangutan Alliance is a Melbourne-based non-profit which wants to reduce the use of non-sustainable palm oil...

Leading biscuit brand Arnott’s has paid the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) $51,000 in penalties after five infringement notices were issued against the company in relation to a...

Kellogg has committed to "fully traceable" sourcing of palm oil Global food manufacturer, the Kellogg Company (Kellogg), has announced a global commitment to work with palm oil suppliers to source...

Consumers’ concerns about the use of palm oil, “toxic” chemicals and “greenwashing” in personal care products like shampoos and cosmetics have led to the release of a new voluntary set of standards...

Coconut-infused beverages have become a popular market segment in Australia in the past 12 months, which is good news for suppliers of coconut-based ingredients from the Pacific Islands and other parts...

KFC Australia has announced its intention to switch from using imported palm oil to cook its food to Australian grown and locally sourced canola oil. KFC said the shift to high-oleic canola oil “will...

Two leading law experts have claimed that if proposed Palm Oil Labelling legislation were to be enacted in Australia, it would be afoul of World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules. The claim has been made...

Australian companies are buying more certified sustainable palm oil than ever before, according to an assessment of palm oil buyers by multi-national conservation group, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The...

The Australian House of Representatives’ Economics Committee has made a recommendation that a proposed Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling Palm Oil) Bill 2011 should not proceed. The Private...

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has applauded the decision by the Federal Government to oppose the Food Standards Amendment (Truth in Labelling Palm Oil) Bill 2011. The AFGC is now urging...