• New faces at FSANZ

    July 8, 2008 0 comment

    A former Commonwealth Ombudsman, Philippa Smith, has been appointed as chair of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand board.

  • Honeycomb flavouring straws

    July 7, 2008 8 comments

    Sipahh Milk Flavouring Straws have responded to consumer demand by releasing a new honeycomb flavour in addition to those currently available – including chocolate, strawberry, cookies and cream, banana, caramel and choc-mint.

  • You say potato, we say poppies

    July 7, 2008 0 comment

    Tasmanian potato growers are in a stand-off with food processor Simplot over the price of spuds.

  • Vegetarian source of omega-3 DHA

    July 7, 2008 64 comments

    A new vegetarian source of omega-3 DHA enables Australian consumers to readily obtain their recommended daily intake through select yoghurts, juices and milk, presenting an alternative to marine fish oils.

  • Case-less milk jugs reduce costs

    July 4, 2008 0 comment

    A new milk container being sold in the US does not require crates or racks for shipping and storage thereby reducing costs.

  • Best Practice Exporting

    July 4, 2008 0 comment

    TridentGLOBAL is holding their first ‘Best Practice Exporting’ Seminar on July 9th.

  • Food packaging’s next generation

    July 4, 2008 0 comment

    Engineered nanoscale materials which contain novel properties that might offer benefits for use in food packaging, raise new safety evaluation challenges for regulators and industry, according to a report released by the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies and the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

  • Olam out of Dairy Farmers race

    July 4, 2008 9 comments

    Singapore-based food ingredients group, Olam International, has pulled out of the race to buy Dairy Farmers.

  • Ilapak and Linco Food Systems team up

    July 4, 2008 65 comments

    Wrapping and packing machinery supplier Ilapak has terminated distribution with TNA and appointed Australian agent Linco Food Systems to operate in the New Zealand market through The Sutton Group.

  • Change to labelling laws

    July 4, 2008 34 comments

    Exporters of pre-packaged food to Hong Kong are urged to make themselves aware of new regulations covering nutrition labelling.

  • Singapore wine opportunities

    July 4, 2008 0 comment

    A recent review of liquor duties has led to changes in Singapore’s alcohol taxes, creating extra opportunities for low alcohol wine exports.

  • Organic opportunities in Dubai

    July 4, 2008 0 comment

    Market research suggests Dubai consumers are willing to pay for organic foods, despite costing between 20 and 40% more than traditionally produced foods.

  • Importer seeks quality food products

    July 4, 2008 0 comment

    Higher disposable incomes among the Chinese urban middle class and a growing expatriate community in some major cities have led to increasing calls for high-quality non-Asian foods.

  • Showcasing world’s food factory

    July 4, 2008 0 comment

    India’s first summit for representatives of the processed food industry will be staged in New Delhi on 17 and 18 July.

  • Food production inquiry

    July 3, 2008 59 comments

    A Federal Parliamentary select committee will hold an inquiry into how Australia can produce enough food for itself and export markets during the current and future global warming scares.

  • The Cider Phenomenon

    July 3, 2008 116 comments

    Cider is currently the fastest-growing alcohol category in Australia and the fifth largest growth category in food and beverages globally.

  • Melbourne Specialist Cheese Show

    July 3, 2008 0 comment

    Cheese lovers are invited to indulge, tantalise and finesse their cheese tasting skills with a selection of over 300 Australian handmade specialty cheeses at the twelfth annual Melbourne Specialist Cheese Show on Sunday August 17th at Crown.

  • Calls for more government food research funding

    July 3, 2008 0 comment

    Intellectuals and industry representatives in the food and pharmaceutical sectors converged on Melbourne’s Federation Square at the end of June for the Pharmafood Forum, organised by InnovationXchange.

  • Turning waste plastic bottles into food packaging

    July 3, 2008 0 comment

    Plastic recycling has been improved with a revolutionary plant in London being the first to recycle waste plastic bottles back into useful food packaging material.

  • Buderim Ginger goes nuts

    July 2, 2008 0 comment

    Australian food producer Buderim Ginger has signed a letter of intent to acquire all of the assets of MacFarms, a macadamia nut processor.