• One water at a time

    June 19, 2008 299 comments

    One water donates all its profits to providing free, clean water in developing countries in Africa.

  • Foodpro’s green credentials

    June 18, 2008 0 comment

    When the Asia-Pacific region’s most innovative food manufacturing industry exhibition kicks off in July this year, for exhibitors, the environment will be at the top of the agenda.

  • Biodegradable packaging appointment

    June 18, 2008 727 comments

    In a society increasingly aware of environmental and global warming choices, Australia’s packaging industry must learn about using ‘green’ resins for their packaging.

  • New industry websites launch

    June 17, 2008 546 comments

    Reed Business will be launching five new industry-specific websites and e-newsletters in July, aimed at keeping manufacturers and industrial professionals at the cutting edge of news and developments relevant to their sectors.

  • Rotten tomatoes are plenty

    June 17, 2008 0 comment

    Fast food chains across the United States have pulled tomatoes from their sandwiches in the wake of a salmonella outbreak.

  • Juice for convenience and travel

    June 17, 2008 43 comments

    A new 30ml, single-serving package of mangosteen juice will be marketed worldwide under the brand name XanGo® Single.

  • Organic production know-how

    June 16, 2008 0 comment

    Organics Aotearoa New Zealand has launched 0800 FUTURE – a telephone advisory program for farmers and growers interested in shifting to organic production.

  • Disease halts exports

    June 16, 2008 0 comment

    New Zealand suspended exports of tomatoes and capsicums this month until further notice after a bacterium was found in three growers’ hothouses.

  • Free training workshops

    June 16, 2008 0 comment

    Adept Electronics Solutions has announced the first of their Machine Vision Training Workshop days, to be held in Sydney and Melbourne in July.

  • New wine bottle glass plant

    June 16, 2008 2 comments

    Amcor has announced plans to build a third glass furnace at its wine bottle plant at Gawler, South Australia.

  • Hot Fill PET bottles can be light weighted

    June 16, 2008 821 comments

    Sipa has developed light-weighting technologies for ‘hot fill’ PET bottles used in the juice, tea, isotonic and flavoured water markets.

  • Aussie meat goes Dutch

    June 12, 2008 0 comment

    Zwanenberg Food Group, the Dutch producer and exporter of quality meat products globally, has announced that it will expand its interests in Australia by acquiring the Plumrose brand from Simplot Australia.

  • Start seeding the news – I’m fuller today

    June 6, 2008 0 comment

    New research released by the University of Sydney has revealed daily bread choice can play a role in satisfying hunger and decreasing food intake at subsequent meals.

  • Improving hygiene standards reduces costly problems

    June 6, 2008 0 comment

    As the consumer appetite for a greater variety of food increases, so does the demand on food manufacturers, and well-worn equipment quickly deteriorates, enhancing the risk of it becoming inoperable.

  • Food safety in hot water

    June 6, 2008 0 comment

    Some of the most horrific workplace injuries in a food production environment can involve hot liquids such as oil, water or various production mixtures as well as steam.

  • Breaking bread habits of Australia’s Manufacturers

    June 6, 2008 309 comments

    The demand for consumer goods is generally positively related to real disposable income. This, however, is not true of staple products such as bread. IBISWorld presents an industry report on bread manufacturing in Australia.

  • Alcoholic Beverage Award Finalists

    June 6, 2008 0 comment

    The FOOD Challenge Awards finalists in this category include the Castle Glen Liqueurs, Moulin Rooz Absinthe, Reschke Fume Sauvignon Blanc and The Australian Herbal Liqueur.

  • Australian Packaging increases its slice of the pie

    June 6, 2008 0 comment

    Privately owned, flexible packaging specialist, Australian Packaging (AP), has become the leading contracted supplier to the national pie and sausage roll industry.

  • Baked Goods Award Finalists

    June 6, 2008 162 comments

    The Baked Goods Award finalists include Ookies, the Premium Brownie, Sultry Sally Potato Chips, the Oatmeal Peanut Butter Scotchie Cookie and Tucker’s Natural Gourmet Crackers.

  • Ready-made baked goods – the modern trend

    June 6, 2008 0 comment

    Convenience food is enjoying continuing popularity and currently recording two-figure growth rates in the market. As consumers demand fresher goods, food processors are creating more refrigerated, ready-to-serve products that are easy to prepare and have a high quality taste.