• Coopers does well from foreign beer

    November 27, 2007 0 comment

    Coopers Brewery has announced a record $19.5 million profit for the 2006-07 financial year on the back of growing beer sales in Australia and overseas.

  • Handling bulk ingredients

    November 27, 2007 0 comment

    Matcon Pacific business
    development director David Newell identifies the main issues facing manufacturers using bulk ingredients and offers some handy advice.

  • Coles announces salt policy

    November 27, 2007 0 comment

    Coles will be discussing its salt reduction policy in public for the first time at the Australian Divsion of World Action on Salt and Health’s (AWASH) salt reduction and children event on 31st January 2008.

  • On the shelf: organic salad

    November 26, 2007 0 comment

    Ready-to-eat organic salad is now available from Ladybird Organics.

  • Manufacturer cuts emissions

    November 26, 2007 0 comment

    Food manufacturers are increasingly feeling the effects of climate change, including the rising cost of ingredients, and are becomming more proactive about doing their bit for the environment.

  • HACCP certification and testing equipment

    November 26, 2007 0 comment

    HACCP director Martin Stone gives reasons as to why food manufacturers should become HACCP certified, including barriers to implementing a program and auditing no-nos, and identifies developments in food safety equipment.

  • Foodborne illness

    November 25, 2007 0 comment

    What are the main foodborne bacteria, causes of foodborne illness and measures for preventing it? HACCP director Martin Stone identifies the Top 5s of foodborne illness.

  • Food safety issues

    November 24, 2007 11 comments

    In the first of a three-part series on the Top 5s of food safety, HACCP director Martin Stone identifies the top five food safety issues facing manufacturers.

  • Tackling the skills shortage

    November 23, 2007 0 comment

    Looking for a casual employee? Ployme.com.au may be your solution.

  • Australian reds praised

    November 23, 2007 0 comment

    The head judge of the recent Wrest Point Royal Hobart International Wine Show made the following comments about the quality of Australian wine and its place in the international market.

  • Success for confectioner

    November 22, 2007 4 comments

    The Confectionery Manufacturers of Australasia (CMA) announced that John Borell, managing director of Melbourne-based confectioner GKC Foods, is the 2007 recipient of the Alfred Stauder Award for Excellence

  • Positive outlook for pork

    November 22, 2007 0 comment

    The Pork Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) 2006/07 Annual Report suggests that significant returns on industry and government investments will create a more competitive pork industry in coming years.

  • Honey exploits NZ’s natural bounty

    November 21, 2007 0 comment

    New Zealand-based Manuka Health has capitalised on the nation’s unique nat­ural resources, and has developed a range of bee products exclusive to trees and plants found in New Zealand.

  • Free tickets to Making Australia’s Future

    November 21, 2007 0 comment

    Australian Made is giving away 50 free tickets to the Making Australia’s Future Conference at Melbourne University this November 29 – but you’ll have to get in quick!

  • Chemical-free pest control

    November 21, 2007 0 comment

    Adam’s Pest Control offers food companies pest-control solutions without the need for chemicals, which have the potential to contaminate food production areas.

  • Tamarind ingredient available

    November 21, 2007 0 comment

    Ingredient Resources supplies Treattarome Tamarind 9860, a fruit-based ingredient with a spicy, nutty, chocolatey sweet taste.

  • Compact basic label printer

    November 21, 2007 0 comment

    Metromatics supplies Wolke’s m600 thermal inkjet system, which consists of two products: the m600 Basic and the m600 Advanced.

  • NZ food exporters praised

    November 21, 2007 0 comment

    Taranaki-based Yarrows (The Bakers) and IBEX Group of Companies were successful in the recent New Zealand Export Awards in Auckland.

  • Latest flow control solution

    November 21, 2007 0 comment

    The latest in paddle-wheel flow meters for continuous flow measurement and control has been released by Bürkert Fluid Control Systems.

  • Food ingredients workshop

    November 20, 2007 0 comment

    CSIRO ran a workshop on Tuesday November 20 in Werribee, Victoria, discussing how food manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, growers and processors can better use fruit and vegetables to enhance the texture and nutritional value of a wide range of foods.