Western Australian based juice and dairy company. Bought the assets of Challenge Australia Dairy in 2011. Acquired by Parmalat in April 2014 for $120m.
|Harvey Fresh (1994) Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Parmalat Australia Ltd
owns 100% of Harvey Fresh (1994) Pty Ltd
| Parmalat Finanziaria SpA
owns 100% of Parmalat Australia Ltd
| » Groupe Lactalis
owns 88% of Parmalat Finanziaria SpA
|Harvey Fresh (1994) Pty Ltd|
In 2009, the Perth Federal Court declared that Harvey Fresh misled consumers by falsely representing that two of its cheese products were produced in Western Australia, when in fact they were produced in Victoria, contravening sections 52 and 53 of the Trade Practices Act 1974. The court ordered injunctions to prevent Harvey Fresh from making any similar claims about its cheese products in the future, awarded costs to the ACCC and ordered Harvey Fresh to publish corrective notices and implement a trade practices compliance program.
[Source 2009][More on Governance]
In 2008 Harvey Fresh provided an undertaking to the ACCC in relation to falsely representing that its 250ml Apple & Blackcurrant Fruit Juice was 100% juice, where flavourings, colours or extracts have been added to the product. Harvey Fresh agreed to stop making the above misrepresentations, recall existing stock of the products, inform consumers by corrective notices, and establish and implement a compliance program.
[Source 2011][More on Governance]
|Parmalat Australia Ltd|
In Aug 2015 the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issued two $8000 fines to this company after offensive odours were detected coming from its dairy processing plant at Lidcombe. The EPA's odour surveys detected offensive odours beyond the boundary of the premises on 12 March and 15 April 2015. The odours on both occasions were caused by wastewater stored in a 500,000 Litre tank on the site becoming depleted in oxygen and producing hydrogen sulphide, that is rotten egg gas.
[Source 2015][More on Habitats]
Company retails manufactures or distributes products that are certified organic or biodynamic under the BFA, ACO, ORGAA, OFA, NASAA, OHGA, OFC or DEMETER certification label.
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This company uses Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa in its Just Natural chocolate flavoured milk. However this only represents a fraction of this company's total sales. Rainforest Alliance certification has been dubbed 'Fairtrade light' by critics, as it offers producers no minimum price for their crop, and guarantees a minimum of just 30% of the product is certified.
[Source 2014][More on Eco-Certification]
Brands owned by this company were rated 'green' in Greenpeace's 2011 Truefood Guide, signifying a clear policy on excluding GM-derived ingredients, including oils derived from GM crops, and animal products from animals fed on GM crops. However since then the company has had a change of ownership so their current GM status in unknown.
[Source 2011][More on Genetic Engineering]
|Parmalat Finanziaria SpA|
The Forest 500 identifies, ranks, and tracks the governments, companies and financial institutions worldwide that together could virtually eradicate tropical deforestation. Rankings are based on their public policies and commitments and potential impacts on tropical forests in the context of forest risk commodities (palm oil, soya, beef, leather, timber, and pulp and paper). This company received a score of 1/5.
[Source 2016][More on Forests]
The Access to Nutrition Index (ATNI) is a global initiative that evaluates the world's largest food and beverage manufacturers on their policies, practices and performance related to undernutrition and obesity. Of the 22 companies ranked this company came 20th.
[Source 2016][More on Product Safety]
The 2016 Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report ranks global food companies on how they are managing and reporting their farm animal welfare policies and practices. This company appeared in tier 6, "No Evidence that on the Business Agenda", with tier 1 being the best, and tier 6 the worst.
[Source 2017][More on Animal Rights]
This company received a score of 4 out of a possible total of 9 in the WWF Palm Oil Buyers' Scorecard 2016, which rates companies on what they are - and aren't - doing to prevent the negative environmental and social impacts of palm oil production.
[Source 2016][More on Palm Oil]
This company received a score of 2 out of a possible total of 24 in the WWF Soy Scorecard 2016, which rates companies on their use of responsible soy, grown without damaging the environment and harming people.
[Source 2016][More on Forests]
This company is named and shamed in IBFAN's 2014 report, 'Breaking the Rules, Stretching the Rules 2014', a weighty collection of evidence showing non-compliance with the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes and subsequent WHA resolutions. The Report covers 27 companies with 813 violations in 81 countries.
[Source 2014][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
In 2010 US-based Lactalis subsidiary Sorrento Lactalis paid the United States a $315,000 penalty for excess discharges in violation of its wastewater permit levels. The company discharged the excess pollutants into Mason Creek from its factory operations in Nampa, Idaho, in violation of the Clean Water Act. The company repeatedly violated its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit over a period of three years from December 2005 to September 2008.
[Source 2010][More on Habitats]
Lactalis and Nestle created a dairy products joint venture in 2006 called Lactalis Nestle Chilled Dairy, which operates in nine European countries. Nestle is the target of a boycott call.
[Source][More on Governance]
This company has a number of sustainability claims on its website including improvements in the areas of water and energy consumption, waste management and packaging reductions.
[Source 2013][More on Sustainability Reporting]
|Company Structure||Family-owned private company|
|Address||Lot 4 Third St, Harvey, WA, 6220, Australia|
|Phone||08 9729 2199|
|Fax||08 9729 2298|
Products / BrandsHarvey Fresh
Parmalat buys Harvey Fresh
2nd Apr 2014 — Family-owned Western Australian fruit juice and dairy processor Harvey Fresh was sold to Italian dairy group, Parmalat for $120m in April 2014. Parmalat is 83% owned by French dairy giant Lactalis, who bought Australia's Jindi Cheese last year. [source]