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- Food makers using cartoon characters to sell kids junk food: research
More than half of supermarket products marketed at kids are unhealthy, according to research from the Obesity Policy Coalition.
- Indigenous beverage company launches Wattleseed Lager
Beer made with seeds from Australia’s floral emblem will be launched as the second product of an indigenous beverage company following the release of its green ant gin earlier this year.
- New food allergy resource website for young people
Teens and young people living with severe food allergies are being encouraged to start a conversation with their peers via a new website that could potentially save their lives. Federal Assistant Minister for Health, Dr David Gillespie said the new Coalition Government funded website, www.250k.org.au, was developed under the National Allergy Strategy. “Around 250,000 young … Continue reading New food allergy resource website for young people
- Ian Morrice to retire as Metcash Group CEO
Metcash has announced that Ian Morrice has notified the Board of his intention to retire in 2018, following completion of five years in the role as Group Chief Executive Officer. Morrice initially joined the Metcash Board as a non-executive Director on 12 June 2012, and was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer on 30 June 2013. … Continue reading Ian Morrice to retire as Metcash Group CEO
- Calls for caution after 40,000 manufacturing jobs boost in Australia
A warning has been fired to Australia’s manufacturing industry despite a bump in job numbers over the past financial year. Around 40,000 new manufacturing jobs – recorded by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – were presented in a recently published paper at the Manufacturing Matters conference held at Parliament House, in Canberra, on Wednesday. … Continue reading Calls for caution after 40,000 manufacturing jobs boost in Australia
- Low carb, high protein & low GI products direct to your door
Australia’s Herman Brot provides staple foods full of goodness and now customers can order bread, pasta and muesli online and have them delivered directly to their door via Herman Direct. Customers can choose combination packs starting from as little as 4 items up to a bulk buy box of 16. Herman Brot launched their three … Continue reading Low carb, high protein & low GI products direct to your door
- Kiwis eating less red meat – research
More than half of Kiwis say they are eating less meat, and a quarter expect to be mostly meat-free by 2025 as they focus on their health and budget, according to a new survey. It seems the days of a nightly meal of meat and two veg may soon be behind us too, with one … Continue reading Kiwis eating less red meat – research
- Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Women in Industry Awards
We would like to thank all attendees and finalists for joining us at this year’s Women in Industry Awards. It was amazing to celebrate and promote the achievements of so many women in industry, and we hope to see you all next year. Through much deliberation, the judges decided on 10 winners: Rising Star of … Continue reading Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Women in Industry Awards
- Innovation to take centre stage at foodpro 2017
As foodpro 2017 nears, it’s clear that innovations from across the industry will again feature heavily across the show floor.
- Murray Goulburn raises farmgate milk price
Dairy co-operative Murray Goulburn has lifted its opening farmgate milk price by 50 cents to $5.20 kg MS.
- Tony Roma’s American BBQ products land in Australia
Country Cooked International is manufacturing the products under license in Melbourne and they are available nationwide through Costco.
- Dairy industry comes together to help fight hunger in Australia
For the last six years, big players in the dairy industry including Murray Goulburn, Parmalat, Fonterra, and Lion Dairy and Drinks, have come together to help Foodbank provide more than 8 million litres of milk to vulnerable Australians experiencing food insecurity. “Our charity partners regularly inform us that people who are struggling to put food on … Continue reading Dairy industry comes together to help fight hunger in Australia
- Food and grocery sector driving Australian manufacturing
The food and grocery sector is 30 per cent more valuable to Australian manufacturing than it was 10 years ago, according to new research by consulting firm EY. This is largely a result of Asia’s growing middle class and the demand for Australia’s produce, according to the research. The sector has been aided in recent … Continue reading Food and grocery sector driving Australian manufacturing
- New niche beverage category expands quickly
In mainstream grocery, strong sales performance is critical to hit hurdle rates and avoid deletion. In less than one year since launching in Woolworths, Mojo Crafted kombucha has achieved this, according to the company. Woolworths has also doubled the product range with new flavours Passionfruit and Turmeric. Mainstream grocery is not the only retailer expanding … Continue reading New niche beverage category expands quickly
- Slim Secrets secures China deal
Slim Secrets, an Australian healthy snack brand, will continue its global expansion into China following the signing of a strategic agreement in Shanghai with Chinese company Sunjoy Marketing and Trading. Already available in over 15 countries around the world, the China deal is a milestone for Slim Secrets as it moves into its next major … Continue reading Slim Secrets secures China deal
- Australian biosecurity ‘stronger than ever’
Legislation protecting the health of Australian farms, families, flora and fauna is stronger “than ever before”, according to Australia’s head of biosecurity policy. A year following its greatest overhaul, Matt Koval said the Biosecurity Act 2015 has “modernised regulatory frameworks” and made it easier to adapt to changing biosecurity risks in a global trade. “The … Continue reading Australian biosecurity ‘stronger than ever’
- Australia sets new trade conditions following prawn ban
Australia is planning temporary trade conditions for uncooked prawns as the end of an enforced six-month suspension is anticipated. The department of agriculture and water resources is pencilling interim import conditions to allow the “safe resumption of trade in uncooked prawn and prawn meat”. The ban was declared on January 6 by the director of … Continue reading Australia sets new trade conditions following prawn ban
- Beston Food Company in talks with SA milk suppliers ahead of cheese expansion
More than 20 South Australian dairy farm owners have agreed to supply milk to the Beston Global Food Company (BFC) as part of an agreement that will see the company purchase an additional 60 million litres annually. The deal marks an effort to underpin future cheese production at BFC’s Murray Bridge and Jervois facilities, calling … Continue reading Beston Food Company in talks with SA milk suppliers ahead of cheese expansion
- A more sustainable future demands better collaboration with young Australians
The forum was a unique opportunity for leaders across government, corporate and non-profit sectors to hear first-hand about the obstacles confronting young entrepreneurs.
- Increasing the appeal of dairy-free drinks
Gellan is the label-friendly stabiliser for non-dairy beverages made with pulses, grains, nuts and plant-derived protein.