US FDA briefs Asia Pacific on Smarter Food Safety

At a recent global briefing, Frank Yiannas, the US Food and Drug Administration’s deputy commissioner for Food Policy and Response, addressed more than 200 attendees from 33 countries on the importance of traceability and transparency in food systems.

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Montague and Arcella sign agreement

Montague, one of Australia’s largest fruit growers, has signed an initial two-year lease agreement with Mareeba-based Arcella Bananas Company. The agreement will see Arcella use the Montague produce and packing facility in Brisbane to ripen their bananas.

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Universal Robots sells 50,000th collaborative robot

Collaborative robots – or cobots – remain the fastest growing segment of industrial automation, projected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 30.37 per cent  between 2020 to 2025. Cobot market company Universal Robots (UR) just sold it 50,000th UR cobot, which was purchased by a German manufacturer to enable higher productivity and improved employee safety.

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From bust to boom – Harris Farm Markets and its expansion

Almost 50 years ago, a young David Harris and his wife Cath opened up Harris Farm Markets’ first store in Villawood, Sydney. It was a good business that provided for Harris and his growing brood that would end up producing five sons. It was an idyllic life, and a job that David was good at doing.
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Food and beverage lead the way in COVID-19 hygiene solutions

Whether it be a hospital, aged care facility, catering or any other commercial kitchen, the way these premises will be designed and built has changed forever according to Total Construction’s Tony Tate and Rob Blythman. Tate, the company’s general manager of Food and Beverage, and Blythman, who is the general manager of Total’s Engineering Construction Group, both know that the pandemic has altered the way processes are carried out in order to make sure customers stay healthy.
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Top drink trends for 2021

Experts at the Kentucky-based beverage development company, Flavorman, have announced the drink flavor trends to watch for in 2021. Driven by the long-term effects of an on-going pandemic, this year’s forecast is shaping up to be focused on flavours that drive experience in a socially distant landscape.

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Dreaming big pays off for food exporter

Matt Parry had a career specialising in launching fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) products for other companies into the Australian market. But he always had an itch he wanted to scratch – starting his own company and his own brand. Five years ago he decided to do just that with the Good Crisp Company and, initially, met with mixed success for the soon-to-be food exporter.

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