There’s a push for companies in the food and packaging sector to offer industry internships as part of a Melbourne-based Master of Food and Packaging Innovation degree. The University of Melbourne, along with Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), are seeking companies to give students hand-on experience in the industry. The course is a post-graduate degree, … Continue reading Melbourne food and packaging students seek internships
Cleanliness isn’t only about what’s visible. Behind seemingly clean food preparation environments, there lies a potential hygiene risk. Drainage maker ACO can be part of the solution to this problem.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is reminding food businesses that mandatory allergen labelling requirements for lupin begin on 26 May 2018.
SA Health is reminding the public not to consume 180g Creative Gourmet frozen pomegranate arils purchased from Coles, following two cases of hepatitis A.
While they are critical for all modern food and beverage manufacturing facilities, if not used appropriately compressors can actually affect food safety standards.
It is crucial we have a global set of standards across the food and beverage industry to support the rise of the digital era which is all about quality data and accuracy of information.
A NSW woman has died from listeriosis, taking the number of deaths linked to contaminated rockmelon to six.
The NSW Food Authority is advising consumers who are most vulnerable to Listeria infection such as older persons, and people who have weakened immune systems to avoid eating rockmelon.
The greater volume of packaged goods requires strict regulations to ensure that packaging and branding is safe for consumers.
Maintaining hygienic conditions when introducing new equipment plants can be a challenge for food makers.
While many food companies are relatively well prepared to deal with product recall, they are under-prepared in the event of a crisis, according to a new survey.
It may seem innocuous, but the level of attention that you pay to your factory floor will inevitably improve food and human safety in the workplace.
Farmer Power, has just launched two fund raising campaigns in partnership with APCO Australia to help promote and fund an educational campaign for the public and as a signal to the government to inform them on the issues within the dairy industry. According to the news release by Farmer Power, they have said that the financial … Continue reading Farmer Power launches new fund raising campaigns
Technavio market research analysts forecast the global automated food sorting machines market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of close to seven per cent during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research company’s analysts highlight the following three market drivers that are contributing to the growth of the global automated food sorting machines … Continue reading Automated food sorting machines to grow at seven per cent CAGR by 2021
New technologies could see us eating algae-based sources of protein, developing allergenic-free nuts and tolerable varieties of lactose and gluten, and reducing environmental impact through edible packaging. Speaking at the launch during the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology’s (AIFST) 50th Anniversary Convention in Sydney, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy , highlighted … Continue reading CSIRO maps out Australia’s food future
Friends of the Earth has called for the recall of three brands of baby formula following the results of independent testing on the products found traces of what it claims are potentially dangerous nanoparticles. As the results below show, three of the seven samples tested contained nano-hydroxyapatite particles. Nano-hydroxyapatite has been found to cause cell … Continue reading Nanoparticles in baby formula spark call for recalls
Food Standards Australia New Zealand has called for submissions on a proposal to amend maximum residue limits for certain agricultural and veterinary chemicals.
Australian food manufacturers have been handed more freedom to export produce to the United States. Steven Impey considers the benefits this offers the sector. Australia has entered into a bilateral Food Safety Recognition Agreement with the United States, which it is hoped will strengthen exports for food manufacturers between the two countries. Similar agreements have already strengthened … Continue reading Australia and US to reap rewards from food safety agreement
New magnetic separation technology is set to save food and dairy manufacturers from detrimental product recalls. Braden Goddin (pictured below), Product Manager for Aurora Process Solutions, has the unpleasant task of sitting down with food producers and talking about product recalls. “It’s a difficult topic to bring up,” he said. “A recall is one of the worst … Continue reading Food safety and the laws of attraction
A newly-opened Queensland meat processor has been forced to halt operations after Safe Food Queensland placed a suspension on activity.