The Victorian Government is delivering further support for the state’s horticultural industry, providing an additional $19.3 million to support locals into jobs and cover the majority of the quarantine costs for Pacific Islander workers. Read more
SMC Corporation Australia/ New Zealand will showcase its technology at the upcoming Foodtech Packtech event in New Zealand. Read more
Peter Marks, Director of Foodmach, has passed away following a three-month battle with cancer. Read more
Packaging producer TIPA and shelf-life extension specialist PerfoTec have partnered to create a laser microperforated compostable film that reduces food waste, plastic pollution and carbon emissions while doubling shelf-life. Read more
Coles is launching a new program to help make healthier living easier and more affordable for Australians, following the results of its biggest survey into the health and wellbeing of Australians.
Throughout food and beverage manufacturing, pure water is required for many processes and end products. Both OEMs of production skids, as well as end users, appreciate the importance of maintaining the water quality standards in the production loop. Read more
A recent survey has shown that companies investing in Industry 4.0 technology is low within the food and beverage industry. That needs to change explains Beca’s Rhys Davies.
Woolworths has today reinstated purchase limits on a range of essential products in Victoria both in-store and online. Read more
Heat and Control is an engineering and manufacturing-focused company that has a large global customer base, which entails it having long-standing relationships with a plethora of large-scale consumer and end-product manufacturers.
Australian winery, The Hidden Sea, won gold at the 2021 People’s Choice Drinks Awards in the UK — taking the crown for the most coveted category – “Wine Passion: The Story Behind the Label.”
Following the news that the Coca-Cola Company is trialling its first paper bottle, GlobalData have offered their take on the move.
Up until 20 years ago, not much was happening in the field of nano technology as it related to food and beverages. However, in the past 15 to 20 years there have been a number of academic papers published, as well as references made, with regard to the technology and how it can be applied to this industry.
In the December issue of Food & Beverage Industry News, Dr Julian McClements – distinguished professor at Department of Food Science at the University of Massachusetts, adjunct professor, School of Food Science and Bioengineering at Zhejaing Gongshang Uni, China, and visiting professor, Harvard University, talked about the future of food. And part of that future included nanotechnology.
Over 70% of consumers are looking for sustainable solutions to make a difference in a world where plastics must be avoided as much as possible and with one of the most important values of Belgian company Aoste was environmental sustainability, which leads the company to find increasingly efficient solutions to offer a sustainable alternative to improper use of plastic. Aoste has been producing high-quality meat products since 1976, such as Cooked ham, poultry, vegetarian slices, guaranteed by the best ingredients, expertise and careful preparation. Aoste products are genuine, without unnecessary additives, such as nitrites, dyes and flavours, replaced by vegetable alternatives, such as salt and spices that can ensure conservation, with a focus on an optimal taste experience.
The Arnott’s Group has signed an agreement to acquire cereal and snacks business Diver Foods as part of plans to launch a new business division, Good Food Partners.
Next year will be a watershed year for Australia’s oldest and largest ingredients’ supplier, Langdon, as it marks its 170th birthday. As with any successful business, passion for the product and constant innovation are keys to keeping a brand relevant and at the cutting edge of its industry. That is why Langdon has unveiled a new look featuring a refreshed brand mark, strapline and vision to deliver “A World of Taste”.
Industry 4.0 and the Internet of Things have been buzzwords in the food and beverage industry for the past few years. Yet, as highlighted in a recent survey, uptake is still stagnant, with only 20 per cent of companies having implemented solutions that could help them become more efficient, productive and competitive using the technology. Even more worrying is another 40 per cent know that they would benefit from such initiatives but have yet to do anything about it. That leaves a huge 40 per cent who aren’t even thinking about doing anything at the present time.
North America’s packaging industry saw a rise of 59 per cent in overall deal activity during Q4 2020, when compared to the four-quarter average, according to GlobalData’s deals database.
The concept of remote working has been around for a while – first introduced by IBM in the 1980s – but it skyrocketed in popularity in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This option has gone from being a novel, sought-out benefit for many workers to becoming the norm, with some companies choosing to go fully remote in order to keep costs down and reduce the chances of infection. However, as top human resources experts have argued, this isn’t always the best-case scenario for some employees.
As a pivotal partner of the Natec Network, Gold Peg provides diverse innovative cooking solutions to food manufacturing companies all over the world for production rates from 100 kg/h.
Alternative ingredients and digital tools are critical to weathering disruptions in the agrifood value chain. Smaller competitors are using digital tools, novel channels to gain market access, and other innovations to gain share, shaking up the entire agifood value chain. To help guide innovation in this space, Lux Research released its annual report, “Foresight 2021: Top Emerging Technologies to Watch.”