- 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
- BFA says organic’s the way to carbon reduction
The BFA’s Organic Advantage newsletter reports that a German study has considered how appetites affect carbon emissions, finding diets low in meat and dairy are best, with organic alternatives able to significantly reduce chewing up of carbon credits.
- Details revealed on Sydney Materials Handling
Organisers say October’s Sydney Materials Handling will be 25% larger than the inaugural 2007 event.
- Applications open for women’s scholarship
The Victorian government has encouraged women to apply for its annual $10,000 Women in Freight, Logistics and Marine Management scholarship.
- New safety regulations for Queensland
The Queensland government has reminded workers and employers of the transition into the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008.
- Colouring concerns aren’t black and white
Parents are voicing demands to ban six artificial colour additives that can increase hyperactivity from foods.
- AIP offers ‘Introduction to the Economics of Packaging’ course
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be holding an ‘Introduction to the Economics of Packaging’ half day training course for the industry in Melbourne in October, and Brisbane in November.
- Government says GM foods “needed”
Australia should accept that genetically modified (GM) crops will be crucial in addressing the world food crisis, federal Agriculture Minister Tony Burke said.
- Consumer survey finds ethics on the rise
A new survey by beauty retailer, The Body Shop, indicates that in spite of the tough economic climate, ethics are as important, if not more important, than price with today’s increasingly eco-conscious consumers.
- AFGC concerned over container deposit system proposal
Australia’s peak food and grocery manufacturing representative body welcomed the release of the Senate Inquiry into the Management of Australia’s Waste Streams, advising the Senate that it could not support Senator Fielding’s Drink Container Recycling Bill.
- WTO’s Aus-NZ apple case chair announced
South Africa’s Attie Swart will chair the World Trade Organisation disputes panel in Geneva over the Australian-New Zealand apple case.
- Drought in Australia food bowl worsens
Drought in Australia’s main food growing region of the Murray-Darling river system has worsened, with water inflows over the past two years at an all-time low, the government’s top water official has said.
- Industry backs Government announcement
The Australian Food and Grocery Council, Australia’s peak food and grocery manufacturing industry group, has today given its support to the government’s plan to examine creeping acquisitions laws, labelling it a move in the right direction to help address concerns about retail competition issues.
- Aussie foods follow wines to India
After winning Indian palates with their wines, Australia is set to find a place on their plates with quality food products ranging from olive oils, snack foods, gourmet sauces, chocolates and fresh juices through the newly emerging supermarkets.
- Fonterra’s growing strong
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has said there is room for growth at its new factory in Echuca, Victoria.
- Some like it raw
Comments are being sought on whether authorities should allow cheese to be made from raw milk in Australia.
- Country of origin label calls
The Soil & Health Association has renewed calls for country of origin labelling following the discovery of pesticides on Australian vegetables.
- McCain fined for workplace safety breaches
McCain Foods (Australia) Pty. Ltd. has been convicted and fined $75000, plus costs, after pleading guilty to workplace health and safety breaches, this time at its Ballarat plant.
- Future fears for food producers
The extent of market domination by Woolworths and Coles has a former supermarket boss fearing for the future of Australia’s food producers.
- Free trade agreement negotiated
Australia and New Zealand have completed negotiations for a comprehensive free trade agreement with the 10 south-east Asian ASEAN countries.
- Anything red can do, brown can do better
From soups, sauces and salads, Australia’s first kumato grower says the brown tomato has a stronger flavour than red tomatoes with a sweeter, crisper taste.