• Opinion: beginning of the end for cans?

    October 17, 2007 0 comment

    Sales of the iconic tin can are declining as a result of more efficient processing and packaging options available today like vacuum packing.

  • India: export opportunities

    October 16, 2007 0 comment

    India is rapidly emerging as a critical market for Australia’s food industry, according to a new Australian Government-funded report launched in New Delhi today.

  • Sanitising hands

    October 16, 2007 0 comment

    Saraya supplies an alco­hol-based surface sanitiser with quaternary ammonia for food pro­cessing plants.

  • Foodbourne illness

    October 15, 2007 0 comment

    There is an opportunity for food manufacturers of products that are particularly suseptible to food contamination such as Listeria to create awareness through adequate product labelling.

  • Flexible oven

    October 15, 2007 0 comment

    Auto-Bake presents its hybrid Serpentine oven that incorporates both radiant and convection heating systems as well as the Auto-Bake ‘free tray’ transport system.

  • Access plant info & control equipment

    October 14, 2007 0 comment

    Siemens’ Simatic Plant Intelli­gence connects its SCADA and manufacturing expertise systems from the machine to corporate management level.

  • TraceTech presentations

    October 12, 2007 0 comment

    TraceTech, a two day supply chain conference and exhibition will be held in Sydney on October 23rd and 24th.

  • Continuous cooker

    October 12, 2007 0 comment

    Gold Peg have made available the RotaTherm continuous cooker

  • Leak detection for food packaging

    October 11, 2007 0 comment

    John Morris Scientific has released Adixen Sensistor’s Hydrogen Leak Detector H2000.

  • Water goes pink for charity

    October 11, 2007 0 comment

    Check out Mount Franklin’s new look

  • Workshop: packaging & shelf life

    October 10, 2007 0 comment

    A workshop on polymer packaging and shelf life in Melbourne on November 14th-15th 2007 will be lead by Dr Gordon Robertson, FAIP, in association with the Australian Institute of Packaging.

  • Stress-busting wild green oat extract

    October 10, 2007 0 comment

    Frutarom’s Neuravena improves stress coping abilities and cognitive function/activity has been proved in in vivo studies.

  • Great Australian Red award announced

    October 9, 2007 0 comment

    Wolf Blass Black Label 2004 has been awarded the 2007 Great Australian Red award, an annual wine competition that celebrates blends that define Australia, namely Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.

  • Protecting food innovation

    October 9, 2007 0 comment

    In a competitive market, it is important that brands are able to protect intellectual assets and commercial advantage.

  • Changes to food code

    October 8, 2007 0 comment

    Food Standards Australia New Zealand welcomes public comment on proposed changes to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

  • Food safety seminar

    October 8, 2007 0 comment

    Members of the food industry are encouraged to attend a seminar on October 15th in New Zealand which will focus on fulfilling Food Control Plan requirements and expanding knowledge of food safety practices.

  • Filtration solution

    October 5, 2007 0 comment

    Donaldson has produced a filtration solution that uses Ultra-Web technology to capture submicron particles for a variety of industries, including food processing and warehousing.

  • Advances in refrigeration technology

    October 4, 2007 8 comments

    In the liquid food industry the demand for better quality at an acceptable cost is forcing the processing industry towards new innovations.

    Low temperature processing is one such innovative process.

    Refrigeration technology has opened the gate for developing freeze concentration (FC) technology.

  • Food labelling: breaching the Food Act

    October 4, 2007 0 comment

    A Scottish whisky wholesaler in breach of the NSW Food Act has been heavily fined. Clayton Utz law firm partners Jocelyn Kellam and Andrew Morrison write.

  • AIP focusses on MAP

    October 3, 2007 0 comment

    The Australian Institute of Packaging’s September meeting, held recently in Melbourne, focussed on Modified Atmosphere Packaging.