• Coopers expands with upgrade

    August 20, 2007 0 comment

    As part of Coopers’ $10.5 million expansion program to boost capacity at the company’s Regency Park site, two new beer fermenters were installed on August 17 at Coopers Brewery, bringing the company’s total to twenty.

  • Teen loses fingers at meatworks

    August 20, 2007 564 comments

    Midfield Meat Processing has been fined $40,000 after a seventeen-year-old Sudanese refugee had three fingers amputated while working as a trainee at the Warrnambool meatworks in January 2006.

  • Australian vineyard strengthens US presence

    August 17, 2007 0 comment

    Australian wine producer Gemtree Vineyards has announced the appointment of Eymeric Darsch as brand manager, North America.

  • Top bakers on show at IBIE

    August 17, 2007 0 comment

    The Bread Bakers Guild of America has announced the Bread Bakers Guild Team USA 2008 will hold a public exhibition during the International Baking Industry Exposition from October 7 to 10.

  • Wine chocolates steal the show

    August 16, 2007 0 comment

    In this year’s FOOD Challenge Awards the winner of the Confectionery Award, Farm by Nature, also won ‘Best in Show’ for its innovative wine chocolates. Like any new company wanting to establish themselves in a consolidated market, Farm by Nature was presented with the challenge of differentiating themselves, when they first decided to start up a chocolate company in 2004.

  • Certified Profibus training courses

    August 16, 2007 425 comments

    The Australian Profibus Association will be hosting accredited Profibus training courses in Sydney and Perth in October 2007, for engineers in the food processing, packaging and other industries.

  • New seafood research centre

    August 15, 2007 0 comment

    Australia’s seafood industry will benefit from a new research centre in South Australia that will focus on value-adding seafood products, better management practices, and improved access to premium export markets.

  • FOOD Challenge Awards winners

    August 15, 2007 0 comment

    The winners of the FOOD Challenge Awards were presented with their awards at a Gala dinner held on July 11th at Sydney’s Daltone House.

  • Aussie vodka on world stage

    August 14, 2007 0 comment

    Babicka Original Wormwood Vodka won a silver medal at the International Wine and Spirit Competition, which aims to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs.

  • Melbourne Wine Show winners

    August 14, 2007 1 comment

    McLaren Vale’s Scarpantoni Estate Wines was awarded this year’s Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show for its 2006 Brothers Block Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • Creating healthier foods for the future

    August 13, 2007 23 comments

    Professor Peter Lillford has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship with the Food Futures Flagship to design healthier and tastier foods.

  • Cold chain conference

    August 13, 2007 0 comment

    The 2007 Refrigerated Warehouse and Transport Association of Australia/Global Cold Chain Alliance Conference and Exhibition will be held from August 19th to 22nd at the Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove in Queensland.

  • Peacock Bros.’ colour print div re-launch

    August 10, 2007 0 comment

    Peacock Bros. has re-launched its colour-print division (CPD), introducing new equipment, technologies and experienced staff to expand its label printing capacity and range of printing services.

  • New tahina processing plant

    August 9, 2007 1 comment

    Romaco FrymaKoruma, a German-based processing and packaging equipment supplier, has designed an innovative plant for the production of tahina (tahini), a paste made from finely ground sesame seeds.

  • Healthy foods for the future

    August 9, 2007 0 comment

    Professor Peter Lillford has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship with the Food Futures Flagship to design healthier and tastier foods.

  • Carbohydrate promotes fat mobilisation

    August 7, 2007 422 comments

    Recent studies confirm that the low-glycaemic carbohydrate Palatinose promotes utilisation of body fat as an energy source and improves metabolic fat oxidation, as compared with other carbohydrates.

  • Starch providers form alliance

    August 7, 2007 25 comments

    National Starch Food Innovation (NSFI), a leader in innovative potato, tapioca and corn starch applications, has announced its alliance with the AVEBE Group. This is expected to lead to new, pioneering products made from potato starch.

  • Call for papers on sustainable packaging

    August 7, 2007 0 comment

    Members of the food, beverage, packaging and manufacturing industries are now invited to submit abstracts under the theme Climate of Change: Towards a Sustainable Packaging Industry, for the 2008 Australian Institute of Packaging National Conference that will be held from June 12th to 13th, 2008, at Luna Park, Sydney.

  • Cargill supplies sugar substitute

    August 7, 2007 0 comment

    Following the approval of novel food ingredient Xtend isomaltulose in Australia and New Zealand, Cargill has announced they will be supplying the unique slow-release nutritive sweetener to the food industry.

  • tna announces new team member

    August 6, 2007 0 comment

    tna has announced the appointment of Nartira Carlson to the position of Indian-Pacific marketing coordinator.