• Accessible bush tastes all the rage

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    Worth an estimated $14 million a year, the nutritionally dense native foods industry in Australia is growing in popularity.

  • BFA says organic’s the way to carbon reduction

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    The BFA’s Organic Advantage newsletter reports that a German study has considered how appetites affect carbon emissions, finding diets low in meat and dairy are best, with organic alternatives able to significantly reduce chewing up of carbon credits.

  • Less salt more action

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    Salt in processed foods amounts to more than 75% of that consumed by Australians. Combating this is the campaign by Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health (AWASH) to reduce these numbers, which is gaining momentum.

  • Global Horizons – Export Opportunities Conference 08

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    High-profile industry specialists will discuss critical factors, opportunities and challenges in the current export climate at the conference in Adelaide.

  • Multi-pack’s multi benefits

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    Smith’s Space Efficient Multi-Pack is a project that achieves the goals of the marketing, engineering and manufacturing departments, while managing to deliver a host of supply chain benefits at the same time.

  • What is the supply chain’s role in reducing carbon & driving growth?

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    Organisers of Smart 2009 are providing members of the supply chain and logistics industries with a new opportunity to engage in key industry topics, through a series of Breakfast Seminars.

  • DAF liquid-solid separation

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    Dissolved Air Flotation is one of the most cost-efficient technologies for applications such as food processing, industrial waste, paper processing, oil refining, waste activated sludge and potable water.

  • NZ’s second biggest daily cooperative switches to A2 milk

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    West Coast dairy company Westland Milk wants farmers to start using ‘A2’ bulls so that its whole milking herd can be converted to producing A2 milk over the next decade.

  • Sustainability – A look toward the future

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    There will certainly be a strong focus on sustainability in the next
    few years. Food manufacturers will be no exception to this, as
    issues like carbon footprints, emissions trading and fuel prices will
    continue to present challenges to management teams in many industries.

  • Aussie beef stampedes to Russia

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    Expected to take 90,000 tonnes of Australian beef this year, compared with only 5000 tonnes last year, the export opportunities in Russia’s exciting market are demanding producers sit up and take notice.

  • Meating demands

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    The retail prices of meat are projected to grow over the coming five years by up to 2.2% per annum.

  • All that glitters just like gold

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    The increase of premium goods in the food market has seen a shift from low to high volume products. This has meant a re-think of packaging, with inventiveness being key to maintaining a premium look, whilst keeping costs down.

  • Fortune cookies

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    Despite the presence of smaller firms, biscuit manufacturing is moving toward larger-scale, concentrated production and consequently has significantly fewer firms than a decade earlier.

  • Battle of the bottles

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    The non-alcoholic beverages sector is primarily made up of soft drink manufacturing, which, at 56.8% of the total industry revenue, is worth $3,314 million. This is followed by juice, accounting for 32.7% and bottled water, at $460.6 million, or 10.5%.

  • Beer to wine when feeling fine

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    Real income growth and rising living standards over the last two decades has contributed to a decline in per capita consumption of beer in favour of wine and spirits.

  • Who screams for ice cream?

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

    The ice cream industry is divided into four segments that categorise the reasons why consumers purchase ice cream – snacking, indulgence, fun and value, and refreshment.

  • Details revealed on Sydney Materials Handling

    September 8, 2008 0 comment

    Organisers say October’s Sydney Materials Handling will be 25% larger than the inaugural 2007 event.

  • Applications open for women’s scholarship

    September 8, 2008 0 comment

    The Victorian government has encouraged women to apply for its annual $10,000 Women in Freight, Logistics and Marine Management scholarship.

  • New safety regulations for Queensland

    September 8, 2008 0 comment

    The Queensland government has reminded workers and employers of the transition into the Workplace Health and Safety Regulation 2008.

  • Colouring concerns aren’t black and white

    September 8, 2008 0 comment

    Parents are voicing demands to ban six artificial colour additives that can increase hyperactivity from foods.