FGC responds to claims over packaged food

FGC has responded to claims by researchers that half of packaged food on supermarket shelves is unhealthy and that Health Stars should be mandatory as a result. Katherine Rich says supermarkets carry many thousands of options, and it depends entirely on what people...
Arataki turns to solar – and cardboard

Arataki turns to solar – and cardboard

One of New Zealand’s biggest honey producers and exporters, Arataki Honey, has announced two major sustainability initiatives involving power use and packaging. It has installed 250 solar panels at its production plant in Hawke’s Bay that it hopes will halve its...

FMCG companies lead way on sustainability

Environmental sustainability has become a big part of most companies’ thinking and planning, and those in food and grocery are doing some of the ground-breaking work on this. Starting with the supermarket chains, everyone’s aware of their bans on the use of single-use...
FGC gets grant to tackle retail, supply chain safety

FGC gets grant to tackle retail, supply chain safety

FGC is one of five organisations to receive a grant from ACC to develop projects to help reduce injuries in the workplace. The $1.5 million grant is part of a $22 million injury prevention programme by ACC that includes the forestry and construction industries and...
FGC to tackle retail, supply chain safety

FGC to tackle retail, supply chain safety

FGC is forming a special group to help tackle injuries in the retail and supply chain parts of the FMCG sector. Using a $1.5 million grant from ACC, part of a $22 million injury prevention programme that includes the forestry and construction industries and three...
Choice’s claims over Health Stars unfair, misleading

Choice’s claims over Health Stars unfair, misleading

Claims by Australian consumer watchdog Choice concerning the Health Star Rating system are unfair and misleading, says FGC Chief Executive Katherine Rich. She was responding to an article published by Supermarket News, which quoted Choice as calling for a review of...
Sugar tax claim not backed by facts

Sugar tax claim not backed by facts

A claim that a tax of 10% on sugary drinks will reduce long-term consumption by 10% is not backed up by the facts, says the Food & Grocery Council. Otago University researchers say this in a report after looking at places where taxes on sugary drinks have been...

Challenges from industry innovation

The global food and grocery industry demonstrated a positive direction and how it’s working in the interests of consumers at Food Industry Asia’s ‘Food for the Future Summit’ conference in Singapore last month. It attracted leaders from across the food and grocery...
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