The ACCC has launched a nationwide review of supermarkets, including all of their supply chains. That includes the poultry meat supply chain, and another chance to push our claim for a Mandatory Code of Conduct for the poultry meat sector.

the ACCC Issues paper can be found HERE. ACGC has responded to the Issues paper and our submission on your behalf can be found by CLICKING HERE. Many thanks to the entire Tasmanian growout and all the ACGC Directors who read the whole draft submission and added truly excellent comments!  The submission covers both industry issues and supply chain issues, and recognises that the processors can have just as rough a time with supermarket demands as they demands they are putting on growers. However, that is no excuse for the appalling behaviours we have seen in recent times. It’s worth remembering that processors have NO interest in whether your business survives or not, they just want cheap prices and they figure there are always people out there that will buy and operate meat poultry farms.

The ACCC has a whole year to report, and is likely to have public hearings. If so, ACGC will try to attend on your behalf. In the meantime, if you are talking to your local elected member of parliament, (whichever party) remind them of how much the meat poultry sector needs a Mandatory Code of Conduct.

 

 

 

 

 

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