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KraMar Pet Company
3rd Nov 2010 — The KraMar Pet Company is now owned by Nestle Australia (foreign owned with a boycott call). [source]
Republica & Scarborough Fair
27th Sep 2010 — Republica and Scarborough Fair now receive ticks for selling only Fairtrade certified goods [source]
9th Aug 2010 — Fonterra now receive a cross for criticisms by Greenpeace NZ including the use and importation of palm Kernel (PKE) animal feed and its impact on Indonesian rainforest, intensification and fertiliser use, burning coal and domestic deforestation. [source]
SABMiller beers now brewed locally
8th Aug 2010 — Pacific beverages, a joint venture between Coca Cola Amatil and SABMiller, opened a new brewery in Newcastle, NSW, in July 2010, where it will produce Bluetongue beer and the majority of brands in the SABMiller global portfolio. We have moved imported beers Castle, Grolsch, Miller Draft, Peroni Nastro Azzurro and Pilsner Urquell to the beer product table. [source]
17th Jul 2010 — Greenseas canned tuna (owned by Heinz) had an outstanding product star from April to July 2010, for topping the list on Greenpeace's Canned Tuna Guide. In the revised Tuna Guide they dropped to fourth place. We have removed the outstanding product star. [source]
16th Jul 2010 — CSR's sugar division, Sucrogen, is now owned by Wilmar (foreign owned with a cross) [source]
PETA Cruelty Free Shopping Guide
10th Jun 2010 — We have added praises to several companies for being included on PETA's Cruelty Free Shopping Guide. This changed the rating of some companies from a ~ to a full tick. Namely Bonne Bell, King of Shaves, Method, Naturopathica and Lifesource (Nads).
Cadbury now owned by Kraft
5th Jun 2010 — Cadbury is now owned by Kraft (USA owned with a cross)
27th May 2010 — Seventh Generation's rating has changed from a ~ to a tick due to its outstanding palm oil policy. [source]
National Packaging Covenant Signatories
12th May 2010 — The National Packaging Covenant has released a list of non-compliant signatories. This has changed the rating of some companies from a light tick to a ~. Namely Bevco, ET Browne, Fletchers Foods, Freedom Nutritional Products, McPherson's Consumer Products, Scott's, Snow Confectionery, Suntory Australia, Unibic, and Yakult.
1st May 2010 — Dagoba chocolate (made by Artisan Confections) is owned by Hershey, who have a boycott call. [source]
5th Mar 2010 — Revlon's rating has changed from a light tick to a cross due to its use of nanoparticles in cosmetics. [source]
5th Feb 2010 — Kao Corporation's rating has changed from a light tick to a cross due to its animal testing policy. [source]
1st Sep 2008 — (AUST >> FOREIGN) The French vaccine and pharmaceutical giant sanofi-aventis bought Australia's largest vitamins manufacturer, Symbion Consumer, for $560 million in 2008. Brands include Cenovis, Nature's Own and Faulding. [source]