Mike Wheeler

Victorian company looks to patent popcorn flour

In what has been a tough year for small businesses, yet there is one North Eastern Victorian business has been making strides. Putting the many ups and downs of 2020 behind them, Glenrowan-based business King Valley Popcorn is preparing to secure an international patent for an invention that could change the gluten-free world forever; popcorn flour.

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Advanced Machinery Lubricant for chain, pneumatics and other machinery assemblies

Chesterton is pleased to announce one-for-all 650 Advanced Machinery Lubricant(AML) for chain, pneumatics and other machinery assemblies in industrial, commercial and food & beverage markets. It is formulated with a unique foodgrade plantderived ester blend making it a high performing, readily biodegradable, environmentally friendly and worker safe lubricating oil. It provides outstanding protection against wear in valves, pistons and other pneumatic components. It cleans and removes gums and varnish while lubricating chains, ropes and other machinery assemblies.   

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Adelaide Food Fringe Festival returns

Adelaide Food Fringe festival today announced a return for a second shot at an inaugural year with an expanded festival program of 9 days from Friday 7 May to Sunday 16 May 2021, a celebration of pubs called “International Pub Week” and a new poster featuring artwork by much-loved Adelaide artist, Billie Justice Thomson and the opening of all registrations for food and beverage events.

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My Muscle Chef meals under 400 calories

Australian-owned functional food and beverage company bolsters its 80+ varieties of meals, sides, snacks and beverage with the addition of six new high protein meals and three new Protein Bite flavours.

My Muscle Chef has announced six new meals with low calorie, low carb, keto and vegan options. Each meal contains at least one third of the daily vegetable intake for gut friendly nutrition to support the immune system, as well as four low carb options, five meals under 400 calories and a new vegan creation.

APAC consumers drinking less alcohol

Teetotalism trends in the Asia-Pacific region are becoming increasingly prevalent, with approximately three out of four (71 per cent) of consumers drinking less alcohol in August 2020, according to a survey by leading data and analytics company GlobalData. However, the adoption of alternative soft drinks remains low, at only one in five consumers.

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The recipe for a sustainable sector


By Mirjana Prica, managing director, FIAL

Food and agribusinesses are well acquainted with navigating challenges – drought, floods, fires, trade tensions, and changing consumer expectations.

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MRG appoint CFO Akdogan as interim CEO

The board of Murray River Organics Group has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer (CEO)  and managing Director Valentina Tripp and the appointment of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Birol Akdogan as interim CEO, both effective immediately.

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Applications open for PIDA Awards

Entries are now open for the 2021 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards for Australia and New Zealand. The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) have designed the Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field in Australia and New Zealand.
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Beca’s F&B Sound Bites: Who is Hamish McCook anyway?

Beca has launched F&B Sounds Bites, a podcast on hot topics, trends and challenges for professionals in the Food and Beverage industry hosted by Hamish McCook. Meet your podcast host, Hamish McCook, and find out why this will be one of the best ways to spend 10 minutes of your time learning as we cover hot topics, trends and challenges for those working behind the scenes to support human survival in the 21st century.

Click here to hear the podcast.

Cheer is new name for Coon cheese

Saputo Dairy Australia, the operating subsidiary of Saputo. in Australia, is hereby issuing this media release to announce Cheer Cheese is the new name for Coon cheese in Australia. The name change follows Saputo’s careful and diligent review to honour the brand-affinity felt by our consumers while aligning with current attitudes and perspectives.

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Pizza Hut takes leaf out of Coles’ book

Pizza Hut Australia has made a strategic move as it continues to take a larger slice of the food-on-the-go consumer spend. The business has begun trialling service station kiosks to bring further accessibility to the brand. Driven by Allegro Funds, Pizza Hut has partnered with Euro Garages Australia and has opened its second kiosk in a Liverpool based service station in New South Wales, with a third planned to open in early 2021.

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Gingin produces gin

His small tin shed distillery only opened in 2016, but James Young has already won back-to-back Distillery of the Year titles at Australia’s most prestigious spirit competition. With that enviable title under his belt, the Perth local is about to see his lifelong dream become a reality; the opening of brand-new distillery in Gingin, and the launch of a world class gin of the same calibre that earnt Old Young’s the highest accolade possible at the Australian Distilled Spirit Awards in 2017 and 2018.

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