- Annual Royal Hobart Fine Food
- anti-slip flooring
- Australia Institute of Packaging
- Australian alcohol
- Australian health food
- Australian Packaging
- baking expo
- baking industry
- carbon belts
- compostable packaging
- Dock Levellers
- factory safety
- Food And Beverage
- Food and Beverage Awards
- Food and Beverage Industry awards
- food recall
- Gates Australia
- Gates belt drive systems
- Gates systems
- GS1 Australia
- health foods
- health foods Australia
- ifm Australia
- ifm efector
- ifm expert
- IoT-enabled inkjet printer
- IoT-enabled printer
- MODU System
- Newly Weds Foods
- schneider Australia
- Schneider Electric
- Total Construction
- women in industry
- 10 things you didn’t know about plastics
Did you know that the word Nylon is derived from New York and London?
- Why don’t we believe Australia’s fisheries are sustainable?
Worldwide, fish consumption now exceeds beef. Despite our love of fish, more than two-thirds of Australians think that our fisheries are unsustainable, a view that is strongly at odds with the scientific evidence.
- Food labels are about informing choice, not some nanny state
Food labelling requirements aren’t a manifestation of the nanny state, they’re there to provide accurate, easy-to-understand information.
- Will community support seal the deal on SPC’s future?
It was only a few weeks ago that the future of Australia’s last remaining fruit and vegetable processor, SPC Ardmona, was in doubt.
- Can Australia win from FTAs in the Asian Century?
Australia and South Korea are entering a Free Trade Agreement, but before you think “advanced Western country gains access to a large Asian market”, think again.
- Should the food industry resign from the health department too?
Furore over links between Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash’s office and industry continues with revelations that her former chief of staff is connected to the alcohol, as well as the food industry.
- WA’s canola case shows GM crops are still being demonised
The risks of GM crops have been talked about for 25 years and not a single shred of reliable evidence of significant harm to environment or human health has been found.
- SPC Ardmona’s bailout is crucial given China’s food safety record
In denying federal assistance to SPC Ardmona, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said he wants to signal the end of the corporate “free ride”. But he should bear in mind that the consequences of leaving Australian food manufacturing by the roadside are far greater than any short-term economic agenda.
- Industry winning the fight against better food labelling
Since Australia’s food and health ministers confirmed their commitment to the health star rating system, there’s been a steady trickle of food industry media aimed at undermining the scheme. And it appears to be working.
- Australian trade beats aid in boosting global food security
I believe our future lies in playing to our strengths. The Australian agricultural business model should not be to produce cheap food for the world’s poor, but rather expensive food for rich, largely Asian, consumers.
- SPC Ardmona and the cheap Chinese food challenge
The political lobbying accompanying the government’s decision to withhold financial support from SPC Ardmona has overshadowed the big structural issues facing Australia’s preserved food industry.
- Pass the shiraz: variety the spice of life for Australian wine growers
The world’s wine markets have become far more competitive over the past decade, but despite the competition, Australia’s mix of winegrape varieties is not very different from the rest of the world’s. Since 2000, it has become even less differentiated.
- How investing in logistics can lift your standards
Whether you’re running a small food manufacturing business or a large scale distribution operation, logistics matters. By Aoife Boothroyd.
- Big supermarkets, big on junk food: how to make healthier food environments
Compared with supermarkets from seven other countries – the US, Canada, Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands, UK and New Zealand – Australian supermarkets have been shown to be world leaders in the promotion of junk food at checkouts and end-of-aisle displays.
- Lost in the maize? The future for Aussie grain cooperatives is bleak
Long a favoured model for Australian farmers operating in a risky and precarious industry, cooperatives seem increasingly anachronistic as greater numbers move toward demutualisation. This is a mistake.
- Canada’s loss is Australia’s gain in Saputo bid for WCB
Canada’s destructive agricultural supply management policies could be its unwitting gift to Australia.
- Front of pack labelling – an update from the AFGC
Geoffrey Annison, deputy chief executive of the Australian Food and Grocery Council, provides an update on the progress surrounding front of pack nutrition labelling, arguing there’s still more work to be done.
- Blow moulding basics
Stephen Barter from the Australian Institute of Packaging sheds light on the best ways to approach blow moulding and the influence it can have on a package’s effectiveness.
- Chill out: anti-energy drinks make moves in Oz
Growth in the non-alcoholic beverages market has been dominated by energy drinks in recent years, and while there’s no sign that this will dissipate any time soon, an ‘anti-energy drink’ segment is gaining traction. Danielle Bowling reports.
- Cereal offenders – GLNC launches measureable whole grain content claims for 2014
Food magazine recently spoke to managing director of GLNC, Georgie Aley about the specifics of the Code of Practice for Whole Grain Ingredient Content Claims and why it was necessary for Australia to develop a voluntary standard that accurately communicated whole grain content levels to consumers.