CHOICE uses Australia Day to call for better country-of-origin food labelling  In the lead-up to Australia Day, CFA Member CHOICE is calling on politicians to act on the overwhelming desire of Australian consumers for better country-of-origin labelling on food for retail sale. The people’s watchdog says that consumers regularly identify country-of-origin labelling as a major concern,…

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According to the communications regulators, ACMA, it is unclear whether industry initiatives have resulted in a real reduction in the level of children’s exposure to food and beverage advertising on free-to-air television, and there is continuing community concerns around food and beverage advertising to children.

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CHOICE has welcomed the initial response of Health and Food Ministers to the report of the Food Labelling Review. Ministers have promised an alternative to the traffic light labelling system which all the evidence suggests helps consumers the most. It needs to work as well as traffic light labelling to gain consumer support.

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CFA member CHOICE says the Federal Government has failed to put the best interests of Australian consumers first on nutrition labelling, in its position released ahead of the 9 December meeting of food and health ministers. Almost a year since the report of the independent Food Labelling Review, Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Catherine King, today…

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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court, alleging misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to the promotion and supply of chicken products. The ACCC is taking action against Baiada Poultry Pty Ltd and Bartter Enterprises Pty Ltd which supply chickens nationally under the Steggles brand, Turi Foods which supplies…

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The first meeting of the reformed Consumer Standing Forum was held in Sydney on 14 September 2011. Representatives attended from CFA, Consumer Affairs Victoria, NSW Fair Trading, QLD Office of Fair Trading, ACCC and Standards Australia. It was chaired by John Furbank from the CFA. The purpose of the CSF is to a. raise with…

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Former CFA President Denis Nelthorpe and consumer advocate Elaine Attwood were both made Members of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queens Birthday honours list in June 2011. Denis has played many roles in the Australia consumer movement. He was  Director of the Consumer Credit Legal Service in the 1980s when it successfully took…

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