Mike Wheeler

Top 5 technologies transforming food

Alternative ingredients and digital tools are critical to weathering disruptions in the agrifood value chain. Smaller competitors are using digital tools, novel channels to gain market access, and other innovations to gain share, shaking up the entire agifood value chain. To help guide innovation in this space, Lux Research released its annual report, “Foresight 2021: Top Emerging Technologies to Watch.”

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Speed and accuracy vital in supply chain

Processing orders is an essential component of doing business, but for companies in the food industry like Paulig, which manufactures and distributes perishable goods, speed and accuracy in the supply chain is critical. Additionally, the food industry is experiencing continuous growth, and companies within the industry are facing the challenge of handling increasing order volumes without adding new staff and maintaining employee satisfaction. Read more

The custodians of Brand Australia

Latitude 28° is the amalgamation of two longstanding livestock families, proudly taking Australian beef to international markets. Seeing themselves as ‘custodians of brand Australia’, the Latitude 28° team feels a duty to uphold the legacy of Australia’s agricultural industry, offering a brand and product that consumers can trust.
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Positive outlook for industry says Diageo MD

Taking a year’s sabbatical to drive around Australia with his young family to see a bit of the country was the plan for Angus McPherson at the end of 2019. By May 2020, those plans were on the backburner and he was sitting in the managing director’s chair at beverage multi-national, Diageo, and dealing with a pandemic outbreak that changed the way the company had been doing business.
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AIP launches salary survey

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) has partnered with sister association the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) to bring their annual salary survey to the Australasian Region.

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Soulfresh appoints CMO

Soulfresh has appointed Michael Davies as chief marketing officer, tasked with crafting and spearheading Soulfresh’s international growth as it continues to disrupt food markets across ANZ and Europe.
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Cannabis-infused Myrcene Hemp Gin

Autumn is almost upon us, and Australians will soon bid farewell to the longer days and balmy weather for another year. As we move away from the fruity flavours of summer, The Cannabis Company’s Myrcene Hemp Gin is the perfect, feel-good spirit to warm us up in the cooler months.
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Cold brew sparkling tea

Tea for two has taken on a whole new meaning for Australian beverage business East Forged, whose locally produced nitrogen infused cold brew teas are gaining international attention – and winning accolades at the same time.

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Kerry acquires Jining Nature Group

Taste and nutrition company, Kerry, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Jining Nature Group. Jining is a Chinese manufacturer of savoury flavours, seasonings and prepared food products and holds nationwide positions in the savoury flavour and prepared foods sectors in China. This acquisition will bring a wide range of authentic local and regional taste technologies and application capabilities to the Kerry portfolio. Read more

Improving process safety

LineVu is a video-based system designed to detect contamination in high pressure gas systems, enable alarm notifications and allow access to live video to both office-based and field-based engineers.

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Risks of fish substitution in imported seafood

Charles Sturt University research has highlighted the potential risks of fish substitution in imported seafood, in particular those posed by parasites. Charles Sturt Associate Professor Shokoofeh Shamsi (pictured) from the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation and School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences said this has implications for both consumers and the environment.
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Riccardo the Pizza Artisan range

Hand-made in Sydney’s Inner West, Riccardo the Pizza Artisan, brings ready-made, restaurant quality pizzas into the home. Cooked in 6-8 minutes, this pizza offers customers an authentic and healthier alternative to ready-made pizzas in speciality grocers and supermarkets throughout Australia.

Offering both Classic and Gourmet ranges, Riccardo personally guarantees that each pizza is made with love and respects the authenticity and quality of Calabrian pizza. True to takeaway size, light yet filling and topped with ethically sourced ingredients, Riccardo the Pizza Artisan is changing the way consumers think about ready-made pizza.