• Foster’s switches CEO

    July 22, 2008 0 comment

    The CEO of Foster’s Group, Trevor O’Hov, has left the company, having tendered his resignation last month.

  • Inspection equipment for quality herbs

    July 21, 2008 33 comments

    Accuweigh has supplied multiple checkweighers for complementing the x-ray food inspection equipment at Gourmet Garden’s Palmwoods plant.

  • Consumers eat up new food labelling

    July 21, 2008 0 comment

    Research released today by the Australian Food and Grocery Council has revealed that the number of Australian consumers that are using the new Daily Intake Guide to decide whether or not to purchase a food or beverage product has increased significantly.

  • Truckies’ strike to stop food supplies

    July 21, 2008 0 comment

    Truck drivers are planning a nationwide two-week strike that could limit the supply of food and fuel.

  • Potential of Australian rice

    July 21, 2008 0 comment

    Researchers at the Southern Cross University believe the genetic information found in Australian native rice varieties could lead to sweeping changes in the domestic industry.

  • Dairy Farmers faces cheese labelling lawsuit

    July 21, 2008 0 comment

    Dairy Farmers is facing legal action after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission took the company to court for alleged misleading advertising.

  • Draft of organic standard out for public comment

    July 16, 2008 0 comment

    Consumers and manufacturers alike can soon be confident that organic products are truly what they seem as the development of an Australian Standard for the organic and biodynamic industry nears completion.

  • Striking gold in China

    July 16, 2008 0 comment

    Victorian winery Terra Felix is striking out in a new direction following its success in the domestic market.

  • Peacock Bros recognised in Industrial Product Award

    July 16, 2008 87 comments

    Peacock Bros was awarded the Highly Commended Award for Australian Industrial Product of the Year at the Endeavour Awards for its innovative Indoor Vehicle and RFID Product Tracking solution.

  • Australia’s first no oxygen mill

    July 16, 2008 158 comments

    Organic industry stakeholders are proving they can think ahead when it comes to incorporating cutting-edge food technology innovations into their systems.

  • The future of food with Culinology

    July 15, 2008 146 comments

    Rapidly changing technology and the demand for tastier, more nutritious and safer food is driving a new educational trend that many in the food industry predict will result in new flavours and more economical food products that reach consumers faster – Culinology.

  • Foodtech Packtech 2008

    July 14, 2008 0 comment

    New Zealand’s only dedicated food technology and packaging trade event, Foodtech Packtech 2008, runs 21 to 23 October at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds.

  • Beer for bourbon drinkers

    July 14, 2008 130 comments

    Australia’s number one bourbon Jim Beam, launches Jim Beam and Ginger Beer – the beer for bourbon drinkers.

  • James Squire limited release

    July 14, 2008 0 comment

    James Squire Pepperberry Winter Ale, released this month, is a a distinctive new beer especially created for the Australian winter.

  • Gas scheme not enough for WA

    July 14, 2008 0 comment

    The state government’s ‘Gas Bulletin Board’ has not gone far enough to help alleviate industry problems, according to Western Australia’s food and beverage manufacturing sector.

  • The green packaging trend

    July 11, 2008 0 comment

    With the push for businesses to go ‘green’ led by consumer expectation the demand for environmentally responsible packaging is gaining momentum.

  • Science is the future

    July 11, 2008 155 comments

    Scientific research is essential to the future of New Zealand’s food industry, according to AgResearch CEO, Dr Andrew West.

  • How to justify safety

    July 11, 2008 126 comments

    Buyers and sellers alike need to think a little further than the price tag when it comes to justifying safety.

  • Where have the good foods gone?

    July 11, 2008 0 comment

    The Government’s anti-obesity measures are causing more than a little discomfort as the food industry starts to throw its weight around.

  • Australia’s ready to eat

    July 11, 2008 0 comment

    Time is of the essence. How to save it? Where to cut corners? What to spend the precious little on? Food manufacturers are tapping into these consumer concerns and the market is being flooded with ready to serve, ready to heat, and ready to eat, prepared meals.