Claims by Australian consumer watchdog Choice concerning the Health Star Rating system are unfair and misleading, says FGC Chief Executive Katherine Rich.
The FMCG sector puts a lot of emphasis on health & safety. Concerning of late is the mental health treatment of merchandisers and sales reps.
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 FGC.
The global food and grocery industry demonstrated a positive direction and how it’s working in the interests of consumers at a conference in Singapore last month.
Reduction in minimum alcohol for Tequila – to Food Standards Australia New Zealand
A first-of-its-kind online tool to train employees in how to avoid manual handling injuries has been developed and launched by FGC.
FGC has launched a first-of-its-kind online tool designed to help reduce the significant number of manual handling injuries across the New Zealand grocery sector.
Minimum protein in follow-on formula – to Food Standards Australia New Zealand
Bulk retailer Costco will be good for suppliers and consumers. Katherine Rich says it will be another competitor for manufacturers to supply to.
AgResearch scientists are developing a method of giving New Zealand exports a “unique fingerprint” that scientifically proves their provenance and could be used to deter supply-chain fraud.