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Murray Goulburn posts $31.9m loss
Australia’s largest dairy processor Murray Goulburn has posted a heavy first half loss of $31.9m, following lower supplies and adverse weather conditions.
Variable Speed Drives EFC 3610/5610: universally usable, perfectly integrable
The power of Rexroth’s line of Variable Speed Drives has been optimally extended to 90 kW. Featuring scalable option modules with Multi-Ethernet and I/O interfaces and a compact design, these frequency converters can be used for any application. And they are particularly easy to install without additional peripherals. Saves time and space – and enhances … Continue reading Variable Speed Drives EFC 3610/5610: universally usable, perfectly integrable
Green ants are flavour of the month in Australian gins
Green ants and other ancient foods from one of the world’s oldest continuous cultures are being used as botanicals in Australian craft gins. Two distilleries in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia have this month released gins made with green ants, a traditional indigenous food eaten for thousands of years by the Australian Aborigines … Continue reading Green ants are flavour of the month in Australian gins
AUSPACK 2017 connecting visitors with exhibitors
AUSPACK has launched MATCHMAKE, a new service for the 2017 show that is intended to optimise visitors’ time and enable them to get the most out of the show. The service gives visitors personalised content based on their interests when they register. It allows them to “favourite” exhibitors and pre-arrange meetings before the show. This … Continue reading AUSPACK 2017 connecting visitors with exhibitors
Big River Pork to expand and create 140 jobs
Pork processor, Big River Pork has announced a $14 million investment at its South Australian plant which is set to create 140 new jobs in the Murray Bridge area.
Mechatronic drive awarded HACCP certification
Understanding the extremely high standards that Australia’s food and beverage manufacturers work towards to ensure that consumers receive the highest quality products, SEW-EURODRIVE has announced the recent Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification of its mechatronic drive system MOVIGEAR type B, variant for wet areas. Traditional machine components are not only difficult to clean … Continue reading Mechatronic drive awarded HACCP certification
Oven has announced its 5R6-900 temperature controller with ramp/soak capabilities. Contained all in one enclosure, the device can be plugged into the wall as a self-contained temperature control system, which has its own power supply. This feature makes the device convenient for users. The controller can also be used universally, which allows the user to … Continue reading Temperature controller
Food industry penalty rate change applauded by business
The Australian Industry Group has welcomed today’s Fair Work Commission (FWC) Penalty Rates Decision. “The Commission has accepted Ai Group’s evidence and arguments to re-set penalty rates in the fast food industry to better align them with the characteristics and needs of 21st century workplaces,” Ai Group Chief Executive Innes Willox said. “Ai Group represented the … Continue reading Food industry penalty rate change applauded by business
Nanoparticles could be the future of agriculture
MICROSCOPIC particles that have always been considered a pollutant are being studied for a range of agricultural uses. South Australian researchers are working on a number of novel uses for engineered nanoparticles including efficient fertilisers, agricultural ‘amendments’ and a unique way to clean-up contaminated land. Engineered nanoparticles are currently used in a range of industrial … Continue reading Nanoparticles could be the future of agriculture
Coca-Cola to close South Australia plant
Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) will close its plant in South Australia in 2019 and, as a result, 180 workers will lose their jobs.
Pitango introduces new packaging to soup range
Pitango, known for home cooked style soups and risottos, has released new soup packaging designs aimed at helping consumers make healthier, more educated choices.
New CRC centre to focus on food, agriculture
The federal government will establish a cooperative research centre (CRC) in Townsville which will initially focus on the agriculture and food sectors, as well as tropical health.
Bulk container packaging to be worth over $6bn by 2024
Bulk Container Packaging Market size is set to exceed USD 6 billion by 2024, according to a new research report by Global Market Insights.
Montague Cold Storage gets new warehousing software
Montague Cold Storage has re-deployed Paperless Warehousing Group’s warehouse management system at its Truganina distribution centre.
MICE 2017 – bigger & better
Asia Pacific’s largest specialty coffee show, the Melbourne International Coffee Expo, is set to take off from 30 March to 1 April this year.
Kraft Heinz withdraws bid to merge with Unilever
Kraft Heinz has withdrawn its US$143bn offer to buy Unilever because it judged by Unilever as too low. In a joint statement, the companies said: “Unilever and Kraft Heinz hereby announce that Kraft Heinz has amicably agreed to withdraw its proposal for a combination of the two companies. “Unilever and Kraft Heinz hold each other … Continue reading Kraft Heinz withdraws bid to merge with Unilever
Delivery drones and 3D Steaks at The Future of Foodservice 2017
How will robotics, artificial intelligence, synthetic biology, genetic engineering and digital disruption influence the kitchen of the future?
Nexba voted best beverage
Nexba, an Australian beverage company dedicated to eradicating sugar from soft drinks, has been voted Product of the Year (Beverage Category) by thousands of Australian consumers. Global research company Nielsen surveyed 14,205 of Australian shoppers to determine the winners across a range of category sectors. The survey asked household shoppers to choose their favourite products … Continue reading Nexba voted best beverage
Energy drinks could be fatal for some – research
A world-first study has found that having just one to two energy drinks could be life-threatening for some young people with no known history of heart disease.
A2 Milk Company profit goes through the roof
Infant formula maker A2 Milk has reported first half net profit after tax of $NZ39.4 million ($36.8 million), a 290 per cent increase over the previous corresponding period.