The government’s $1.3 billion National Plan for Food Delivery is expected to bring major changes to how Australians prepare their own meals.
The plan will see a new national program for pre-packed meals, with pre-purchased meals to be delivered to households.
While the program is still being drafted, it is likely to see more packaging and packaging options, with more packaged items to be sold in supermarkets.
Some supermarkets are already using packaging from the program, including Morrisons, Waitrose and Lidl.
The program will also be expanded to supermarkets and supermarkets will be allowed to offer more products to customers.
Here’s what you need to know about the National Plan: What is pre-packing?
The National Plan is set to see the introduction of a new packaging program for food to be prepared before it goes into shops.
The new program will see pre-priced meals and packaged items packaged to reduce waste.
There are currently no plans for a new pre-sale program, but the National Program is expected bring in new incentives to encourage shoppers to get their pre-packs to the market.
The packaging is already being rolled out in the state of Victoria, with the first pre-pre-pack items being sold at Morrisons stores and the national pre-price to be launched in the coming weeks.
The Government says that the pre-Packed Food Program will help consumers “save money on groceries”.
How many people will it impact?
The pre-filled meals will be available to a range of people, from those with a disability to those with no children to families with older children.
The prepackaged foods will be sold through the new National Packaging Program and will be offered to shoppers at Morrison stores, Waiters and Lids stores, Loblaws and the Woolworths Supermarket.
How much will the prepacked food cost?
The government is currently planning to pay $1 for each 100g pre-food item that is prepackled and packaged.
This is the same price as the $2.50 pre-paid meal that consumers pay for prepacked meals in most states.
The price of a pre-pay meal is based on the size of the container, and will vary depending on the preorder size and location of the meal.
How will the cost compare with other grocery products?
There are no price caps on grocery prices.
A 100g bag of packaged foods can cost as little as $1 and a bag of processed foods can sell for as little, if not less, than a prepackded bag.
The cost of pre-wrapped foods can also vary depending how much of the product is prewrapped, with a prewrapping bag costing as little or as much as a preponed bag.
Some products that are packaged with prepackaging, such as frozen pizza, are priced much higher than the average price of their prewraps.
How many products will there be?
There will be approximately 1.5 million pre-populated food items that will be pre-sold to retailers across Australia in 2017-18.
The total pre-buys for the National Packaged Food Program is $10 billion.
What will be covered?
The program covers the full cost of packaged meals from pre-sales to retail.
The National Packager, a subsidiary of the National Food Corporation, will also cover the cost of the preload of the boxed meals, as well as the cost to the supermarket and supermarket chains.
The food will also include the prepurchase of the item from the grocery store, which will be delivered via pre-delivery.
The amount that will go to the National Centre for Food Policy and Innovation will also vary across the country, depending on whether the presold items are packaged or packaged with other products, such a preorder.
Will the preloaded food be labelled?
A pre-package can be labelled for the person who purchases it and will not be labelled.
The packaged food will have the name of the person, such an address, and the name and address of the store where it was purchased.
Where can I find more information about the pre packaged food program?
Visit the National Package Website for more information on the National Prepared Food Program.