Dietetic and health food products
Arrovest / The Perich Group (NSW's biggest dairy producer) is the majority shareholder. Major exporter to China. Sold its cereals and snacks division to private equity-owned Arnott's Group, and its seafood business to Tempo Foods, in 2021.
|Freedom Foods Group Ltd||AUS||website|
| Arrovest Pty Ltd
owns 52% of Freedom Foods Group Ltd
|Freedom Foods Group Ltd|
Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, a voluntary agreement to encourage waste minimisation.
Source: Australian Packaging Covenant (2020)
In 2019 Freedom Foods was accused of underpaying, exploiting migrant workers in Shepparton dairy. The National Union of Workers (NUW) claims that migrant workers employed by Freedom Foods are performing tasks not covered under the skilled worker visa scheme, and are being severely underpaid.
Source: ABC News (2019)
In November 2021 Freedom Foods agreed to pay $48 million to settle a court case brought by a key supplier, California-based Blue Diamond Almond Growers, over breaches of their licence agreement.
Source: AFR (2021)
This company manufactures or distributes products that are certified organic under the Australian Certified Organic label.
Source: ACO (2018)
Some, but not necessarily all, of this company's products are palm oil free, or contain segregated certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO). For more details, follow the link to see Borneo Orangutan Survival Australia's list of products which manufacturers have told them are palm oil free or contain segregated certified sustainable palm oil.
Source: BOS Australia (2020)
This company is a signatory to the Manufacturers and Importers Agreement 1992 (MAIF), a voluntary self-regulatory code of conduct between the manufacturers and importers of infant formula in Australia. The MAIF Agreement aims to contribute to the provision of safe and adequate nutrition for infants, by the protection and promotion of breastfeeding and by ensuring the proper use of breast milk substitutes, when they are necessary, on the basis of adequate information through appropriate marketing and distribution.
Source: Australian Govt Dept of Health (2019)
Monkeys in Thailand are kept chained, trained using abusive methods, and forced to climb trees to pick coconuts used for coconut milk, oil, and other products. This company has policies of sourcing from farms where no monkey labour is used.
Source: PETA Asia (2020)
This company has products that have been verified as compliant with the Non-GMO Project Standard, North America's only independent verification for products made according to best practices for GMO avoidance.
Source: Non-GMO Project (2021)
According to data released by the Australian Tax Office in Jan 2022, this company was one of many local and foreign-based companies that paid no tax in Australia in 2019-20. Please note however that companies pay income tax on profits, not revenue (total income). While some companies use tax havens and loopholes to avoid paying their fair share of tax in Australia, other companies that paid no tax have perfectly legitimate reasons.
Source: ATO (2022)
China's biggest private agricultural company, New Hope, will invest up to $500 million in Australian dairy farms and processing plants as part of a deal with Freedom Foods in what could be the first of many deals fuelled by the China-Australia free-trade agreement.
Source: news article (2014)
|Arrovest Pty Ltd|
According to the democracyforsale.net website, this company donated $62,700 to Australia's major political parties between 2012 and 2018, as disclosed to the Australian Electoral Commision (AEC).
Source: Democracy For Sale (2018)
|Revenue||170 million AUD (2016)|
|Subsidiaries||So Natural Foods Australia Ltd
Norganic Foods Australia Pty Ltd
|Address||80 Box Rd, Taren Point, NSW, 2229, Australia|
|Phone||02 9526 2555|
|Freecall||1800 646 231|
Products / BrandsFreedom Foods
Almond Breeze Soy/Plant Milk
Australia's Own certified organic Soy/Plant Milk
Australia's Own Milk
Crankt Sports Nutrition
Milk Lab Soy/Plant Milk
Milk Lab Milk
Norganic Salad Dressing/Mayonnaise
So Natural Milk
Uprotein Sports Nutrition
Vital Strength Sports Nutrition
Vitalife Sports Nutrition