The Australian Federal Government has released the first draft of proposed regulatory changes which it claims will “better protect Australia from unsafe imported foods” without “unnecessary red tape”. The...

Australia’s central government food standards agency, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has appointed a new Chief Executive Officer. Mark Booth will be taking on the role, relieving Steven...

The Australian Federal Government has announced its response to the review of the Horticulture Code of Conduct. Announced by South Australian Senator, Anne Ruston, she said the government carefully considered...

A US food testing laboratory has explained what America’s new nutrition panels will look like. The new panels, which are the first major overall to American nutritional panels in over 20-years, introduces...

The French government has banned food service providers from offering free soft drink refills. The ban affects all restaurants and fast food outlets, along with schools and camps. Alongside sugary soft...

Food containing hemp may soon become part of the Australian diet with regulators expected to approve the plant for human consumption in April 2017. Legislation changes are due to go before the Australia...

The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has decided that products containing codeine will no longer be able to be sold over the counter from 1 February 2018. Those wishing to purchase products...

Bellamy’s Organic has requested an Australian Securities Exchange trading halt until the commencement of trading on Wednesday 14 December 2016. The infant nutritional company said it is entering a trading...

The Queensland State Government has decided to ban the use of single-use plastic bans by 2018. The decision has been welcomed by the Queensland Conservation Council who said the move shows the state taking...

The Fair Work Ombudsman has said the Baiada Group, Australia’s second largest poultry processor, has significantly improved its workplace practices and addressed the exploitation of vulnerable overseas...