The Rise of Vegan, Gluten-Free and Kombucha

Fancy a vegan steak with a gluten-free beer? It appears you’re not alone. Over the past few years, the number of veggie and vegan foods available in Australia has soared. According to Mintel Global New Products Database (GNPD), between 2014 and 2016 there was a 92 per cent increase in the number of food products launched in Australia carrying a vegan claim, and an eight per cent increase in the number of products launched carrying a vegetarian claim. While meat and regular alcoholic drinks may be off the menu, the hottest drink trend – kombucha – is well and truly on. Australia played host to the second highest number of kombucha drink launches globally in 2016, just behind the USA. Kombucha is proving to be far more than a fad and its popularity is gradually spreading amongst health-conscious consumers globally.    Source: (for link) The Vegan supremacy

9 Surefire Ways to Supercharge Your Strategic Planning

‘Dwight Eisenhower once said, “In planning for battle, I have always felt that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” I love that quote, because it speaks to the priority of the planning process over even the plan itself. But even if plans are seen as useless, or our skills as planners are marginal, we still must respect the process of planning. In my experience, this is exactly where most companies fall short. Companies are not very strategic about being strategic; they lack a planning process for their planning process … …’   Source: Brett Duncan, via World of Direct Selling Strategic planning

 

Quote for the month:

“If the plan doesn’t work, change the plan but never the goal”    Anon.

 

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RFA Breaking News

Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

  Therapeutic Goods (Permissible Ingredients) Determination No. 2 of 2018 – Update The Therapeutic Goods (Permissible Ingredients) Determination No. 2 of 2018 was registered on the Federal Register of Legislation…

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Foods:

  Lupin Allergen Declaration Now Mandatory Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is reminding food businesses that mandatory allergen labelling requirements for lupin began on 26 May 2018. FSANZ CEO…

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Cosmetics (& Household cleaning products):

  Microbeads Now Banned in New Zealand: Is Your Product Affected? Microbeads are tiny plastic particles, including plastic-based glitter, that are added to products to increase their cleaning or scrubbing…

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Marketing News:

  5 New Rules for Direct Selling Success It used to be that choosing how you wanted to sell your products using a direct selling method was a fairly simple…

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Complementary Medicines (“Dietary supplements”):

  TGA Releases Updated Australian Regulatory Guidelines For Complementary Medicines (ARGCM) The Australian Regulatory Guidelines for Complementary Medicines (ARGCM) provide information for manufacturers, sponsors, healthcare professionals and the general public…

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Foods:

  Failing Food Report This report details food that was found to fail under the Imported Food Inspection Scheme. The noncompliant food was not distributed for sale in Australia. It…

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