Entries to the Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) are closing this Friday, 5 March. Created by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), the award recognises individuals and companies who have significantly contributed within their field.
Promoted as ‘Revolutionising the health of the planet by creating innovative sugar-free foods,’ Lakanto, an Australian based health brand, promotes a healthier lifestyle through the replacement of Monkfruit over sugar.
The ABARES Outlook 2021 will be held as a virtual conference for the first time beginning from the 2 to the 5 of March. With over 1200 delegates registered, the conference will focus on navigating the challenges and opportunities for Australia’s growing agriculture sector, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Food and beverage manufacturers, whether they are an SME or multinational, are always looking for new ideas, new recipes – the next big thing in terms of trends within the industry. Every part of the world has its own speciality that is associated with its region – the spices of the Indian subcontinent, the processed meats of northern Europe, the chilli sauces of central and South America, and the rice-based dishes of southeast Asia are just a few.
By Daisy Li, Associate Director, Food and Drink, Mintel
Texture is the new innovation frontier in the food and drink industry. Besides spicing up the taste experience by adding various food textures, it is also perceived to link with mood enhancement. More than half of Chinese consumers would like to try a new chocolate featuring rich texture. It is a good opportunity for chocolate brands to incorporate various textures to dial up the indulgent experience with chocolate.
Proposed earlier this month, the Distilled Spirits Aotearoa (NZ) Incorporated (DSA) announced the New Zealand Whisky Regulations have been officially accepted into the DSA regulations on Tuesday.
Consumption of liquid milk within China has been increasing rapidly since 2020 with growing imports from New Zealand and EU. Australia’s import volumes, however, have remained flat despite increased demand.