Past INC Workshops

Premium Food for China Workshop – 6 April 2016

The Mint, Sydney

 The Infant Nutrition Council and the Australian Food and Grocery Council hosted a workshop on ‘Premium Food for China’.

David Mahon, Managing Director of Mahon China will talk about the challenges in a steadily changing regulatory environment and new trends in local protectionism. 

Attendees considered the issues facing food and beverage companies beyond the dairy industry, with a particular emphasis on the current make-up of

Australian Food & Beverage exports to China. Processed food and beverage exports to China increased by 28 per cent in 2014- 15 with strong increases in a range of food categories. This workshop concentrated on the underlying consumer forces driving demand in China.

For further information and the workshop program, click here

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Infant Formula Labelling Master Class – 6 & 14 May 2015

Melbourne Programme – 6 May 2015

Auckland Programme – 14 May 2015

Everything you need to know about infant formula labelling, all in one informative and interactive workshop!!! 

Presentations made by:

  • Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)
  • Allens Linklaters
  • Australian Food and Grocery Council
  • Food Standards Australia New Zealand
  • Ministry for Primary Industries
  • New Zealand Commerce Commission
  • SA Health

Presentations have been made available to attendees via email. If you have not received copies, please contact the Secretariat: 

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ISDI Asian Region Meeting – 19/20 March, Kuala Lumpur

To view the Program, click here.

Speaker presentations can be downloaded here.

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‘The Right Formula’ Industry Meeting – 11 September, 2014

The Infant Nutrition Council hosted ‘The Right Formula’ Industry Meeting on Thursday 11 September, at the Fonterra Australia office in Melbourne.

An exciting range of speakers presented, with an opportunity given to delegates to get involved in a panel discussion.

Speakers included:

  • Dr Helen Darling Principal, Darling & Associates – Resiliency and Food Safety – Food safety, food security and food integrity
  • Dr Simon Longstaff Executive Director, St James Ethics Centre – The Ethics of Advocacy 
  • Dean Stockwell General Manager, FSANZ – Big picture view of regulation and processes, Codex FuF Review, Review of Standard 2.9.1
  • Jennifer McDonald CEO, Dairy Food Safety VIC –  Ensuring that consumers, both here in Australia and overseas, have confidence in the safety and integrity of infant formula produced in Victoria

Click here for the Program and an Overview of the Speakers

Speaker presentations available to download here:

Mr Stewart Baird – Peerless Foods, Event Sponsor

Dr Helen Darling – Principal Darling & Associates

Mr Dean Stockwell – General Manager Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Ms Jennifer McDonald – CEO Dairy Food Safety Victoria

Mr David Jamieson – Senior Trade Advisor (Food & Consumer) Austrade 

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Infant Formula and the China Market Seminar – 21 August, 2014

On Thursday 21 August, the Infant Nutrition Council (INC) in partnership with the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) hosted a morning tea seminar and Q&A on exporting Australian produced infant formula into China.

 Last year Australia exported nearly 4,000 tonnes of infant formula to China, worth $76 million AUD. With these numbers set to continue rising in 2014, Australia is well placed to deliver a clean, premium product to the Chinese market. Maintaining this clean and safe reputation, meeting a rapidly growing demand and understanding changing regulations for exporting to China are some of the challenges that face the infant nutrition sector.

Delegates heard case studies from INC CEO Jan Carey, GrainCorp Foods Group General Manager Sam Tainsh, and infant formula researchers Dr Xueqin Du of Farmland Dairy and Annie Guo of Michiko Dairy Australia. Participants joined in on the panel discussion and Q&A with these industry leaders and learn how Australian producers are successfully exporting infant formula to China.  


Infant Formula Workshop – Overview of New Zealand Labelling, Composition – 8 April, 2014

Manufacturing and Marketing Requirements




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