Established in July 2001, after the merger of Bead Refrigerated Foods and Simply Better Foods. Sold the Simply Better brand of soy products to Australian Eatwell in 2009. Bead Foods was bought by USA yoghurt maker Agro Farma in July 2011 and renamed Chobani Australia.
|Chobani Australia Pty Ltd||AUS||website|
| Chobani Inc
owns 100% of Chobani Australia Pty Ltd
|Chobani Australia Pty Ltd|
This company won awards in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from the Australian Packaging Covenant, for demonstrating their commitment to environmental sustainability by performing 'above and beyond' in their efforts to minimise waste. This company achieved the highest overall score in their category, most improved (2013) and medium Food and Beverage company (2014 & 2015).
[Source 2015][More on Packaging]
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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The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Agro Farma in March 2012 for 34 safety and health violations after inspections by Syracuse-based investigators for the agency. Agro Farma is facing fines totaling $178,000.
[Source 2012][More on Workers rights]
In 2016 a US federal judge ordered Chobani to stop airing ads that implied rival products were "unsafe or harmful" and contained chemicals used to kill bugs or keep swimming pools clean.
[Source 2016][More on Irresponsible Marketing]
In 2013, GMO Inside launched a campaign against Chobani for its use of milk from cows fed GMOs, especially because Chobani markets its products as being 'real' and 'natural'. GMO Inside asked Chobani to shift to non-GMO feed for their cows. In October 2014, Chobani and Green America the nonprofit behind GMO Inside announced a partnership to improve cattle feed in the US, including options for non-genetically engineered and organic grains.
[Source 2014][More on Genetic Engineering]
|Company Structure||Wholly-owned subsidiary|
|Address||453-455 Hammond Rad, Dandenong South, VIC, 3164, Australia|
|Phone||03 9706 4707|
|Fax||03 9706 5474|
|Freecall||1800 468 777|
Products / BrandsChobani Australia
Gippsland some products certified organic Yoghurt
Gippsland Custard & Desserts