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Expanded polystyrene packaging to be phased out in Australia

The removal of EPS will be implemented through design, innovation and using alternative materials.

Freedom Foods loses fraud case in Federal Court

The decision brings an end to the back-and-forward litigation between the two businesses in Australia, and sets the stag...

New food and beverage advertising standards for children announced

New requirements will begin on 1 November, and will cover all media - traditional and digital.

South Australia gears up for referendum on late trading hours

“This is about retailer and consumer choice, and we hope that the debate is more than just supermarkets."

RSPCA releases responsible sourcing guidelines to help businesses

The introduction of sourcing guidelines is attributed to the increasing number of Australian businesses responding to co...

Ombudsman opens “productive” talks with Australia Post on perishables

“This initial meeting with Australia Post gives me confidence that we can work together," said Billson.

ATO targets sale of ‘illicit alcohol’ on retail premises

“We take these illicit alcohol manufacturing and distribution behaviours very seriously and impose substantial penalties...

Chinese ‘investigation’ into wine dumping leads to five-year duty ruling

China’s final determination does not result in any change to Treasury's plans to expand into other markets.

Queensland ‘Fair Go’ dairy licensing scheme wins ACCC clearance

‘Fair Go Dairy’ logo may be used on dairy products that contain at least 80 per cent unprocessed milk produced by Queens...

Is the end near for ANZ’s Health Star Rating?

New guidelines aimed at penalising sugar content has sparked anger in the industry and confusion among consumers.

Botched Facebook ‘news’ ban catches Foodbank, retailers, charities

Facebook blames 'broad definition of news' for axing charity, business and government accounts in anti-government protes...

New Food and Grocery Code creates a more transparent supply chain

How the AFGC has been working hard to achieve workable outcomes for members, particularly on the issue of dispute resolu...

Five small business groups urge ACCC to block Woolworths’ PFD play

The merger would see Woolworths Group acquire 65% of PFD Food Services.

Coles, Woolworths set WA buying limits due to panic shopping

The panic buying has started after Sunday's announcement that residents in Perth, Peel and South West would enter a lock...

Cafe & Cake chain caught underpaying foreign staff

The franchisor of the 85 Degrees café brand in Taiwan, underpaid eight Taiwanese students $429,393 over a period of just...