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|
| Lactalis Australia Ltd
owns 100% of Harvey Fresh (1994) Pty Ltd
| Lactalis Group
owns 100% of Lactalis Australia Ltd
|Harvey Fresh (1994) Pty Ltd|
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]
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]
|Lactalis 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]
This company was one of five major dairy processors that agreed to amend its milk supply agreements after The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) found them to be unfair. The ACCC said it had raised concerns with some processors about lengthy notice periods for farmers to terminate their contracts, one-sided termination rights, broad indemnities, and terms that restrict a farmer's ability to lease a farm or sell their cattle.
[Source 2018][More on Governance]
This company sells Rainforest Alliance certified iced coffee. 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 2020][More on Eco-Certification]
Some of this company's products are certified organic by NASAA.
[Source 2018][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]
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, soy, beef, leather, timber and paper). This company received a score of 0%.
[Source 2019][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 last.
[Source 2018][More on Product Safety]
The 2017 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 2018][More on Animal Rights]
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 scores Ethical Consumer's worst rating for their use of palm oil, signifying they are using no or minimal certified palm products, and with no or minimal positive commitments.
[Source 2019][More on Palm Oil]
This company is named and shamed in IBFAN's 2017 report, 'Breaking the Rules, Stretching the Rules 2017', evidence of violations of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes, compiled from June 2014 to June 2017. The report covers 792 Code violations from 79 countries and by 28 companies.
[Source 2017][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
The WWF Palm Oil Buyers Scorecard 2019 assesses 173 companies on the commitments they have made, and the actions they have taken, to ensure that there is no destruction of nature including no deforestation along their supply chains; and support a responsible and sustainable palm oil industry beyond their own supply chain. This company failed to respond to WWF's requests for information.
[Source 2019][More on Palm Oil]
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]