In August 2015 I contacted 30 food and beverage companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and asked them three questions:
- Does your company conduct or commission research that involves animals?
- If so, what is the aim of this research, and what species of animals are used?
- Does your company allocate any funding toward the development and validation of research methods that seek to replace the use of animals?
Nine companies responded. All nine advised they do NOT conduct or commission animal testing. The nine companies include the following:
Australian Vintage LTD (AVG)
Bellamy’s Australia Limited (BAL)
Capilano Honey Limited (CZZ)
Coca-Cola Amatil Limited (CCL)
Costa Group Holdings Limited (CGC)
Freedom Foods Group Limited (FNP)
Gage Roads Brewing Co Limited (GRB)
Refresh Group Limited (RGP)
Treasury Wine Estates Limited (TWE)
A list of all 30 companies and additional information can be found in this MS Excel file (19 kb).
I wish to extend a big ‘thank you’ to the nine companies for taking the time to respond to my questions.
This page was last updated on 28 September 2015.