Industry News

This section contains the latest news, information and major events facing Australia's food and grocery sector.  AFGC will update the newsroom during breaking news and major industry developments.



Tassal breaks new ground with ASC certification

Tassal Operations' farming site in Macquarie Harbour has become the first in the southern hemisphere to earn Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification for farmed salmon, assessed by SCS Global Services.

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Experts recommend standard definition for whole grain food

A roundtable of US and European nutrition experts has unanimously recommended the development of a standard definition for whole grain food. The experts recommend that a whole grain food contain at least 8 grams of whole grain per 30 gram serving.

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US researchers reduce fat content without compromising on taste and texture

Researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst say that low fat, creamy desserts and sauces could be made as tasty and visually appealing as their full-fat counterparts simply by adjusting the calcium and acidity levels.

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Australian fast food ‘emma’ survey findings released

Australians love to dine out as much as they love their takeaway, especially on fast food, with more than half the population visiting a major fast food chain in the past month, according to a new Out of Home Dining report released 11 March 2014. The report also ranks Australia’s fast food chains.

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Farmers welcome trade-deal pledge

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) has welcomed the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s commitment to accelerate a free-trade deal with Australia.

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