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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.

Jindabyne store fined, forced to close for multiple Covid rule breaches

“This venue has consistently failed to maintain Covid safety standards and has not complied with its own Covid safety pl...

ACCC finds Brownes Dairy in breach of Dairy Code

Brownes Dairy has been penalised $22,200 by the ACCC over two breaches of the Dairy Code of Conduct last year.

Grape Co fined for misleading consumers on grape origins

The company has also been alleged of breaching The Horticulture Code.

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...