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Australia wins another round against New Zealand in rights to manuka honey

New Zealand honey makers have lost a bid to trademark the term ‘manuka honey’ in the UK after a legal challenge from riv...

New China import rules bring headaches for food and beverage makers

"We're heading for major disruptions after Jan. 1," said a Beijing-based diplomat from a European country who is assisti...

The case for forcing the tobacco industry to pay for cigarette butts

In Australia, an estimated 8.9 billion butts are littered each year. This could be cut by 4.45 billion under a proposed ...

Recall: A’kin Fragrance SKU may cause infection or illness

The recalled product is A'kin Fragrance-Free Mild & Gentle Hypoallergenic Shampoo 225mL, made by McPherson’s Consumer Pr...

NSW ‘to hit the underground’ to catch wayward liquor-delivery services

“We will be testing those requirements – just like a minor or intoxicated person might do – to make sure that the legisl...

ACCC sounds warning over Dairy Code violations

"Future instances of non-compliance face a greater risk of enforcement action," warns ACCC.

George Weston Foods cleared to buy NZ’s Dad’s Pies

Allied Foods has received regulatory approval to proceed with its planned acquisition of independent rival bakery Dad’s ...

Australia’s Collins Foods to take over KFC Netherlands franchise

With 34 outlets at present, the agreement would allow the fast-food operator to open up to 130 new stores, potentially i...

Dairy Farmers falls foul of ACCC over Dairy Code compliance

Dairy Farmers Milk Co-operative is the latest dairy company to be caught failing to comply with its publishing obligatio...

JBS Foods hits a snag in Rivalea takeover plan

“The ACCC’s preliminary view is that ... the proposed acquisition may give rise to vertical integration concerns,” said ...

Howler’s ‘Milo stout’ ban opens questions around product packaging

The brewery’s products are generally made to appear as other popular products, with some packaged after Instagram, Sprit...

SPC is the first Australian company to require all staff to be vaccinated

For those with a pre-existing condition who are unable to receive the vaccine, their circumstances will be considered on...

ASIC takes sanitiser brand to court for stating its product kills Covid-19

ASIC alleges the business hadn’t tested the product against Covid-19, and only tested it against a feline coronavirus su...

Covid sceptic’s organic produce store forced to close for a week

“It is clear that the ongoing operation of this business presents a significant risk to public health and needs to be se...

ACCC targets dairy firm for circumventing code of conduct

Dairy firm Lactalis Australia has been taken to Federal Court for alleged breaches of the Dairy Code of Conduct.