• A tale of 2 vintages

    May 20, 2008 0 comment

    As Mark Twain famously said “the report of my death was an exaggeration” and many in the media have adopted the same modus operandi for reporting on the 2008 vintage.

  • Aisle be back

    May 19, 2008 0 comment

    McCormick introduces a unique rolling merchandising unit for their new Herb &Spice range.

  • The future is tech

    May 19, 2008 0 comment

    Food prices are soaring, wealthier Asian consumers are westernizing their diets, and farmers, let alone the nations of the third world, cannot keep up the pace, according to IBISWorld.

  • Parmalat in with a bid

    May 19, 2008 122 comments

    International dairy giant Parmalat and Australian cooperative Murray Goulburn have joined the race to acquire Dairy Farmers.

  • Is that a gecko in your egg?

    May 19, 2008 0 comment

    The Northern Territory president of the Australian Medical Association says he may have accidentally discovered how the potentially deadly salmonella bacteria gets into eggs.

  • Supergrain goodness in new flavours

    May 19, 2008 0 comment

    Uncle Tobys announces a range on new flavours in its Oats Quick Sachets.

  • New cook chill manual launched

    May 15, 2008 43 comments

    A detailed and comprehensive manual addressing cook chill for all involved in the food production chain is being released by the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

  • Climate changes corn crops

    May 14, 2008 0 comment

    Climate change could lead to “killer cornflakes” with the cereal carrying the most potent liver toxin ever recorded, an environmental health conference has been told, according to an AAP report.

  • New Zealand gets a peas of Aussie trade

    May 13, 2008 0 comment

    Australia’s devastating drought has opened a new market for New Zealand’s pea growers.

  • Queensland food safety conference 2008

    May 12, 2008 0 comment

    Providing the local food manufacturing sector with the latest on food safety.

  • Bringing back the snack

    May 12, 2008 13 comments

    Australian investors ‘buy back the farm’ with Arnott’s snack foods acquisition.

  • What’s in a label?

    May 12, 2008 0 comment

    An Environmental Science and Research study has found that food labels are not to be trusted.

  • Beta the devil you know

    May 9, 2008 0 comment

    Professor of Farm Management and Agribusiness at New Zealand’s Lincoln University, Keith Woodford, has authored the book Devil in the Milk which took a close look into the health implications associated with A1 and A2 beta-casein proteins in milk.

  • A daily shot of potent antioxidants

    May 9, 2008 0 comment

    With the increasingly busy lives of today’s consumers, and their unavoidable environmental and lifestyle challenges, super fruits and antioxidants have become the latest buzzwords in the health arena.

  • Nanofood for the future

    May 9, 2008 0 comment

    Once a far-fetched fantasy a long way into the future, nanotechnology is set to have a huge impact on our lives in the here and now. With developments of materials and devices that can monitor blood, detect environmental pollutants and store energy better, nanotech is becoming an integral part of our ever-changing world.

  • Queensland’s got food in focus

    May 9, 2008 0 comment

    Offering a diverse range of production capabilities, from fresh seafood, meat, fruit and vegetables to value-added products including dairy foods, desserts and confectionery, ingredients and ready-to-eat meals, Queensland is an emerging hub for food processing.

  • Innovation & technical knowledge for Queensland success

    May 9, 2008 0 comment

    With its focus firmly fixed on ‘business intelligence’, coding and marking specialist Matthews has expanded its Queensland operations, growing staffing levels and overall business.

  • Profit in a bottle

    May 9, 2008 7 comments

    The three Fs behind the growth of the bottled water industry – Fashion, Flavour and Function – are revealed by business information analysts IBISWorld.

  • True blue spirits of Australia

    May 9, 2008 276 comments

    Hidden away in Queensland’s Gold Coast hinterland, is the family owned
    Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Australia’s smallest operating pot-still distillery, world renowned for their use of native Australian flora in a unique range of alcoholic beverages.

  • What’s in contact with your food production?

    May 9, 2008 237 comments

    Over the past sixty years, Atlas Copco has pioneered the development of oil-free air technology, resulting in a range of oil-free air compressors to suit applications that refuse to compromise when it comes to 100% oil-free clean air.