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    traffic light system which was rejected last year by the European Union be implemented in Australia on a voluntary basis but the AFGC said it was badly understood by consumers Traffic light labelling is a colour coded system to indicate the nutritional level of food products For example a red label would indicate a product high in fat or sugar or an unhealthy choice while a green label signified a healthier choice AFGC Chief Executive Kate Carnell said it was interesting that the report said that there was no consensus on the best form of labelling on the front of food products She also said the Daily Intake Guide DIG as used in the European Union was the AFGC s preferred labelling system Industry rejects traffic light labelling on the basis that it s badly understood by consumers and the system has been rejected by countries around the world said Ms Carnell Industry is happy to work with Government to discuss delivering the DIG system and ensure DIG front of pack labels are better understood by consumers DIG front of pack labels outline the amount of energy fat saturated fat sugar and salt in a standard portion of the food

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    of 1500 consumers shows that in addition to cutting back on take aways and eating out one third of respondents had started a vegetable patch in the last six months and almost 90 per cent are making a conscious effort to reduce food waste Twenty eight per cent are avoiding snacks like biscuits and ice cream The Heinz survey also found Families are cooking more vegetarian meals Consumers are adding baked beans vegetables and lentils to make meat dishes go further and 90 per cent of consumers are preparing meals that can be spread across more than one mealtime The survey analysed how the cooking and shopping habits of Australian families have changed in the last three months due to the economic downturn Reflecting the trend away from take aways and eating out grocery budgets have either increased 40 per cent of respondents or remained level 36 per cent with only 14 per cent reporting that their budgets had decreased Heinz General Manager Marketing Melissa Jones said that the results show families are generally changing their shopping and cooking routines in the face of tougher economic times While the family food budget has remained largely intact what is happening is

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    Crop and Food Research the Riddet Institute and the BioCommerce Centre The intention is to formally launch the brand in July New Zealand s leading food science organisations have won a global reputation for excellence says Steve Maharey Vice Chancellor Massey University and Chairman of the Food Innovation Steering Committee Collaboration between the six founding partner organisations has helped grow the industry s reputation for providing New Zealand Government and

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    Australia House in London in February The report was written to provide inspiration and spark debate surrounding the opportunities for both Australian and domestic food and drink producers in the UK market Kylie Hargreaves Senior Trade Commissioner at Austrade commented We were particularly pleased with the interest shown in the free from ranges While free from ranges are essentially mature and mainstream in Australia there is still good growth opportunity in the UK for retailers who wish to position high quality tasty free from ranges side by side with the traditional favourites The five trends are Free From The Australian free from food and drink market is thriving with new product launches and interest not only from people with food sensitivities but also the mainstream market There continues to be negative flavour and quality perceptions pervading the UK free from market which manufacturers are keen to shrug off Super Premium Unsurprisingly superior quality ingredients are perceived to be the most important purchase influence for people paying more for a super premium product 85 per cent believe it to be very important Real CSR Food miles and carbon footprints were hot topics in 2008 and will continue to dominate new product

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    Chief Executive Kate Carnell said it was pleasing to see the Environment Protection and Heritage Council acknowledge the success of the National Packaging Covenant s mid term review It is great to see that the National Packaging Covenant which has the full support of the AFGC has been able to make significant progress towards meeting the packaging recycling target of 65 per cent by 2010 Ms Carnell said The success

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    recently advised that traces of a chemical contaminant called melamine have been found in a baby formula product and in other dairy products Melamine is a by product of the plastics industry The contaminated milk powder may be linked to kidney stones found in Chinese infants and to a number of infant deaths Australia does not import infant formula products from China due to quarantine restrictions This has been confirmed by the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service AQIS AQIS has also confirmed that Australia has not imported milk products containing greater than 10 per cent dairy from China this year Products containing more than 10 per cent dairy ingredients must have an import permit before they can enter Australia Import permits are generally not granted to countries with foot and mouth disease The last dairy product imported from China was a condensed milk product in April 2007 Infant formula products in Australia are produced under strict standards to ensure their safety and nutritional value In the case that infant formula products have been brought into Australia directly by consumers e g purchased when travelling and brought back for personal use caregivers are advised not to feed infant formula manufactured in

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    to vote on the Heinz Proposal at a Scheme Meeting expected to be held in early to mid December Heinz proposes to acquire the entire issued capital of Golden Circle for 1 65 per share in cash The directors of Golden Circle have strongly encouraged shareholders to vote in favor of the scheme either in person at the Scheme Meeting or by proxy If successful it is expected that the

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    issued earnings guidance was achieved in a particularly hostile operating environment During fiscal 2008 Dairy Farmers needed to absorb an additional 170 million in costs primarily as a result of record farm gate milk prices Mr Gordon said Despite this prohibitive cost environment the Co operative achieved a 25 per cent increase in full year EBITDA to 71 million before costs related to the shareholder liquidity event when compared with

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