• Novel wine barrel cleaning

    December 4, 2007 0 comment

    The potential of high power ultrasonics technology to be used for wine
    barrel cleaning and disinfection is a ground breaking discovery that
    could save Australia’s wine industry hundreds of millions of dollars
    annually. Celia Johnson writes.

  • Best-buy cookies

    December 4, 2007 0 comment

    FoodWorks gets in on the home-brand act.

  • Improved cool room performance

    December 3, 2007 0 comment

    Aeris Hygiene Services delivers cool room performance solutions, the residual actions of which prevent colonisation of cool room surfaces for extended periods.

  • Chocolate milk proved to satisfy

    December 3, 2007 0 comment

    Chocolate milk is more satisfying than soft drink without having any adverse effect on appetite at the next meal, according to scientific research.

  • Meat portioner aids food safety

    December 1, 2007 0 comment

    Food Processing Equipment is the sole distributor in Australia and New Zealand of US-based manufacturer Stork Townsend’s advanced, low-pressure portioning machine.

  • Key innovation

    November 30, 2007 0 comment

    Innovative technology and food processing equipment solutions are anticipated to be coming out of Key Technology in the near future with the appointment of Richard Hebel as Chief Technology Officer.

  • Driving nutrition and health

    November 30, 2007 0 comment

    Under the slogan ‘connecting nutrition and health’, three ingredients suppliers will now exist under a new Functional Food Unit, the BENEO group, a section of Südzucker AG.

  • NZ food sector remains strong

    November 29, 2007 0 comment

    The strength of New Zealand’s food and beverage sector at present is undeniable, playing a central role in the success of the New Zealand economy. But the future looks even brighter.

  • Calcium fortification in ice cream

    November 28, 2007 0 comment

    A naturally derived seaweed mineral has been approved for use in ice cream.

  • Tailor-made vitamin premixes

    November 28, 2007 0 comment

    The market for functional foods is growing with the fortification of food and drinks offering consumers important benefits: a healthy diet combines with convenience.

  • Blow Thru Sieve improves quality

    November 28, 2007 0 comment

    Russell Finex’s Blow Thru Sieve check-screens dry, free-flowing powders and granular materials without disrupting processing lines.

  • Colour coding for safety

    November 28, 2007 0 comment

    A polymer piping system proven in more than 6500 applications in Australasia and globally has demonstrated its ease of installation and flexibility and cleanliness in an installation at Fortune Soy Manufacturing.

  • Educational marketing

    November 28, 2007 0 comment

    Nestle has embarked on another marketing strategy, this time aimed at improving children’s reading abilities.

  • 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.