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

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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Charles Sturt University partnership to enhance agriculture

Evidence-based agricultural, water, and environmental policy received a boost with the signing of a new strategic partnership between the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment and Charles Sturt University. The new arrangement will bring mutual benefits to both organisations, improving research and capability by sharing knowledge and skills.
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Meal replacement trends in China

With obesity suggested and accepted to increase the risk of severe symptoms and complications of COVID-19, 44 per cent consumers in China are interested and actively buying food and beverage (F&B) specifically designed to support fitness/exercise. These health-conscious Chinese consumers are turning to the meal-replacement trend for combating weight management issues and availing proper nutrition, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company.

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Putting bugs on the menu, safely

The thought of eating insects is stomach turning for many, but new Edith Cowan University ECU research is shedding light on allergy causing proteins which could pose serious health risks for those suffering from shellfish allergy. 

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Beca F&B Sound Bites: Is this the secret recipe to implement Industry 4.0 digital solutions?

Over the last three years industry uptake of technology has widened, and so has the gap between the leaders and the laggers. We speak with Stewart Coleman and Sue Bradley, expert leaders from Beca’s digital and industrial solutions, to uncover the steps organisations need to implement to increase their uptake of Industry 4.0 digital solutions.  Hamish McCook uncovers some gold advice in this interview, so make sure to grab a pen and paper.
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Global Lifetime Achievement Award for AIP stalwart

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is extremely proud to advise that AIP education coordinator, Ralph Moyle FAIP, CPP, has been recognised as the only international Lifetime Achievement in Packaging Awardee for the 2021 WorldStar Packaging Awards.
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Test detects SARS-CoV-2 on environmental surfaces

The British Medical Journal has called meat plants the “new front line” in the COVID-19 pandemic. But they are not the only facilities at risk. A report released by shareholder advisor Pirc in September said there had been at least 1,461 SARS-CoV-2 infections and six deaths linked to the UK’s food processing plants this year.

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