- allied finishes
- B2B marketing
- beer and wine
- Big business
- Braised Beef
- coca cola
- collections software
- Food and beverage business
- food and beverage manufacturing
- Food Business
- food manufacturing
- Food processing
- Govt and regulation
- Materials Handling
- quality databases
- South Australia
- wine exports
- Adopting ‘tactical shopping’ to combat financial stress
Australians are combating the increased living costs with ‘tactical shopping’; buying seasonal fruit when it’s at its best price, according to the results of the Australian Pears Consumer Fruit Index.
- Research, debate and hard-hitting facts
Organisers say that new safety research to be released at The Safety Conference in Sydney from 28 to 30 October, 2008 will spice up safety talks.
- Fonterra plans to send formula to China
Dairy cooperative Fonterra has offered to send supplies of milk powder from New Zealand to China to assist with the shortage caused by the milk crisis.
- Rosso organic coffee plans to pep up café culture
Coffee entrepreneur, Ramez, is getting ready to launch a new brand of organic coffee to Australian cafes, and it’s already generating support amongst baristas.
- China’s milk crisis deepens
China’s tainted milk powder scandal has deepened with three babies now dead, more than 6000 ill and 158 others (in eight provinces) suffering from acute kidney failure.
- Milk crisis spreads
The Chinese Government has admitted its dairy market is “chaotic” and has ordered a national testing program.
- Milk scandal affects whole industry
As the contaminated milk scandal spirals, Fonterra CEO, Andrew Ferrier, said it was extremely difficult to predict “criminal contamination.
- FSANZ seeks comment
Food Standards Australia New Zealand has invited individuals and organisations with an interest in food regulation to comment on a possible change to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
- The future of packaging & processing
With 50% of exhibition stands now booked for the largest bi-annual packaging and processing machinery, materials and associated technology exhibition, AUSPACK is gearing up to be a ‘must-attend’ event for 2009.
- Ham scams – choose with Choice
Packaged ham products are being loaded with water to bump up the price according to consumer group Choice.
- Is foie gras becoming faux pas?
Its production is prohibited in Australia, but now there is a new campaign to see a full foie gras ban to include its import.
- Tighter labelling laws for juices wanted
Citrus growers want tighter labelling regulations on juice products to let consumers know the proportion of local and imported concentrate.
- Tip sTop
The Tip Top Bakery in Orange has stopped baking bread after more than 50 years of production.
- Capilano Honey to cut jobs
Honey company Capilano will make more seven of its 12 workers at its Maryborough site, in central Victoria, redundant by the end of the year.
- Bondi chai latte wins gold in Hobart
Bondi Chai – Australia’s own chai latte – has become the first chai latte to earn Australian food industry acclaim with two gold medals at the recent Wrest Point Royal Hobart Fine Food Awards.
- Baby formula fears from Fonterra’s Chinese partner
Babies in China have been hospitalised with kidney stones after drinking a formula allegedly made by Sanlu Group, which is 43% owned by Fonterra.
- No need to fudge it
Traditional fudge is a special treat for any occasion, but making it from scratch takes time, is messy and can be tricky.
- Eliminating static in plastic handling
Compressed Air Australia has implemented a solution at a bottling plant to eliminate problems with static which were hindering handling tasks.
- Calls for protective import carbon tax
The grocery industry is lobbying for a carbon tax to be applied to imports as a way of protecting local manufacturers competing with nations that do not have emissions trading.
- Making risotto as easy as pasta
Risotto has a well-earned reputation for being a meal we love to order in restaurants but avoid preparing in our own kitchens – however with La Gina Risotto Pronto the microwave does the ‘hard work’.