• Robotic palletising system wins APMA award

    July 31, 2007 0 comment

    FOODMACH, a provider of material movement solutions, won an Australian Packaging Machinery Association (APMA) design award for the Robomatrix, a high-speed palletising system.

  • First organic Standard developed in Australia

    July 31, 2007 0 comment

    A new Australian Standard is currently being developed for organic products, including processed foods, to govern the production, processing, marketing and transportation within the industry.

  • AFGC’s new deputy chief executive

    July 30, 2007 0 comment

    The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has announced the appointment of Dr Geoffrey Annison to the position of deputy chief executive.

  • Ibex nominated for business awards

    July 27, 2007 0 comment

    Ibex has received two nominations in the Westpac Manukau Business Awards, in New Zealand, for Excellence in Exporting and Excellence in Manufacturing and Services.

  • Supply Chain & Logistics Conference

    July 27, 2007 0 comment

    The 2007 Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference will be held on August 2nd and 3rd at the Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane.

  • Meat processing Award up for grabs

    July 26, 2007 0 comment

    Australian meat processors should encourage their staff to enter the Barry Johnson – Cryovac Young Achievers Award 2007, a $12,500 study and travel grant enabling people working in the red-meat processing industry aged 18 to 39 to advance their technical knowledge and learn at first hand global developments in the packaging arena.

  • Big thank you for Awards support

    July 26, 2007 0 comment

    FOOD Magazine thanks those whocontributed their time, expertise and support in the lead up to, and at, the presentation ceremony of the 2007 FOOD Challenge Awards.

  • Improving Australia’s food innovation

    July 25, 2007 0 comment

    The first round of the new $54.2 million Food Innovation Grants Programme (FIGP), launched by the Department of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry to increase innovation in food industry, is now open.

  • Food industry to benefit from RFID

    July 25, 2007 0 comment

    The results of a pilot program to test integrated electronic product code (EPC) and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology across a number of industries, including the food industry, were presented at a seminar in Sydney as part of the SMART 2007 Conference.

  • LabWare wins award

    July 24, 2007 0 comment

    Laboratory Automation software specialists, LabWare, has won the Scientific Computing and Instrumentation’s Readers’ Choice Award in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) category for the eighth consecutive year.

  • Cheese exports to South Korea increase ten-fold

    July 24, 2007 0 comment

    There was a ten-fold increase in cream cheese exports from Australia over the three months to the end of June, resulting from a strategic shift to non trans-fatty foods across South Korea’s 420 Dunkin’ Donut stores, says Austrade.

  • Innovative closure technology for beverage industry

    July 23, 2007 0 comment

    Erie Plastics has launched an innovative closure technology and turnkey solution for the beverage and health drink markets. The Pop N’ Shake is an advanced, dispensing closure technology, allowing consumers to create their own blended drink on demand.

  • Unistraw’s Sipahh straws an international success

    July 23, 2007 0 comment

    Unistraw International’s Sipahh Milk Flavouring Straws have gained international success since its launch 18 months ago. Since late 2005, contracts with food and beverage distributors in more than 100 countries, including all the G8, have been successfully negotiated.

  • George Weston Foods strengthens portfolio

    July 23, 2007 0 comment

    Leading Australian food manufacturer, George Weston Foods (GWF), announced earlier this month that it acquired Australian Garlic Bread (AGB) in Capalaba, Queensland.

  • Innovative solution for LCL frozen cargo

    July 19, 2007 0 comment

    Shipping and logistics provider, OOCL will launch Reefer LCL Plus in mid-August, a service for transporting less than container load (LCL) quantities of frozen cargo to Hong Kong and Tokyo.

  • Register now for National Retail Forum 2007

    July 18, 2007 0 comment

    Australia’s leading retail conference, National Retail Forum 2007, will be held from 14-16 August at Melbourne Exhibition Centre.

  • 14th Annual HACCP Conference approaches

    July 17, 2007 0 comment

    The 14th Australian HACCP Conference Series will take place at the Radisson Resort Gold Coast from July 30th to August 3rd, 2007.

  • Royal Melbourne Wine Show gets underway

    July 17, 2007 0 comment

    After thousands of bottles of wine from wineries across Australia were delivered to the Melbourne Showgounds for The Royal Melbourne Wine Show, judging on started yesterday, July 16.

  • Amcor’s new retail packaging initiative

    July 16, 2007 0 comment

    Amcor Australasia has launched a new retail packaging initiative, Retail 2010 – Packaging the Future, to showcase emerging technology and innovation in primary, secondary and tertiary packaging.

  • Price increases to hit growers, manufacturers and consumers

    July 13, 2007 0 comment

    As input costs continue to rise across a range of food and grocery categories in Australia, growers and manufacturers are finding it difficult to contain costs resulting in a likely price increase of consumer products.