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The ACCC is seeking orders including penalties, declarations, injunctions, a corrective advertising order and costs. Pic: Getty Images/tomloel

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UPDATED: ACCC alleges Lactalis Australia Dairy Code breaches

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has instituted Federal Court proceedings against Lactalis Australia Pty Ltd (Lactalis) for alleged breaches of the Dairy Code of Conduct, the first time the ACCC has commenced proceedings for alleged...

Australia's dairy code came into effect in January 2020.  Pic: Getty Images/Bina Taylor

ACCC urges dairy code compliance as deadline looms

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is urging dairy farmers and processors to be aware of their rights and obligations under the Dairy Code of Conduct ahead of the approaching June 1 deadline for publishing next financial year’s...

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ACCC to looks to tighten infant formula ad 'loophole'

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is proposing to re-authorize a long-standing agreement by manufacturers to not promote infant formula, in order to protect rates of breastfeeding.

The ACCC said there is spare processing capacity at other raw milk processors in the Gippsland region, giving farmers alternative buyers for their milk. Pic: Getty Images/JohnCarnemolla

ACCC gives green light to Mengniu deal to buy Lion Dairy & Drinks

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it will not oppose the proposed acquisition of Lion Dairy & Drinks Pty Ltd (Lion D&D) by China Mengniu Dairy Company Ltd (Mengniu) after closely considering the potential impact on...

The new code prohibits retrospective pricing step downs. Pic: Getty Images/JohnCarnemolla

Australia’s new mandatory dairy code welcomed

By Jim Cornall

Australian dairy farmers now have a rule book to help them negotiate a fair price for their product with a mandatory Dairy Code of Conduct taking effect from January 1, 2020.

The proposed acquisition would combine processing plants of the second and third biggest buyers of raw milk in Tasmania.

ACCC expresses concerns over Saputo cheese business acquisition

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it has preliminary competition concerns about Canadian dairy company Saputo’s proposed acquisition of the Tasmanian-based cheese business of competitor Lion Dairy & Drinks.

The inquiry also analyzed the impact on the dairy industry of A$1 per liter milk, first introduced by major retailers in 2011. Pic: ©Getty Images/JohnCarnemolla

ACCC calls for regulations to help dairy farmers

By Jim Cornall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released the final report arising from its dairy inquiry, which includes the key recommendation that a mandatory code of conduct be implemented to improve contracting practices between dairy...

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