• Carrot juice factory opens

    July 2, 2008 5 comments

    A juice factory capable of processing New Zealand’s entire carrot crop has opened this week at Washdyke, near Timaru.

  • Launching new fruit flavours

    July 2, 2008 0 comment

    Blue Pacific and HortResearch have finalised their license agreement for the development and commercialisation of natural fruit flavours, and the first two products under their new hortRealfruit brand are being launched this week.

  • Managing risk in cold workplaces

    July 2, 2008 0 comment

    A new ISO standard provides a comprehensive methodology for assessing risk and managing work in cold environments.

  • Fruit & vegies on the run

    June 30, 2008 0 comment

    Fresh fruit and vegetables are being trucked all around the country, only to end up on supermarket shelves just down the road from where they were grown.

  • Crisis management in the food Industry

    June 30, 2008 78 comments

    All food businesses need to plan thoroughly for the unthinkable.

  • A juice by any other name

    June 30, 2008 70 comments

    Following legal action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Federal Court has declared that Nudie Foods Australia Pty Ltd made misleading claims about two of its juice products, Rosie Ruby and Rosie Blue, and breached the consumer protection provisions of the Trade Practices Act 1974.

  • Keep spring water Cool

    June 30, 2008 0 comment

    Cadbury Schweppes is re-launching its Cool Ridge still spring water brand, with a brand refresh that hit shelves this month, incorporating a new pack design and a new product positioning.

  • Parents have different demands

    June 25, 2008 0 comment

    New Zealand parents appear to be much happier about current food labelling than their Australian counterparts according to the Food Industry Group’s executive director, Vicki Hamilton.

  • Taking over the dairy

    June 25, 2008 0 comment

    Fonterra has bought Nestle’s yoghurt and dairy business in Australia for an undisclosed sum.

  • Gourmet on the run

    June 25, 2008 1 comment

    A desire to retail ready-to-heat meals to busy commuters has turned into a rapidly growing business for 26 year old Brisbane entrepreneur, Alison Price.

  • Tamarillo ban upsets NZ growers

    June 25, 2008 0 comment

    An Australian decision to ban imports of tamarillos from New Zealand has angered farmers across the Tasman.

  • Alto hits the high spot

    June 24, 2008 0 comment

    Take sunshine, bracing high country air, constant warm days and cool nights – add careful grove management and a dash of Australian ingenuity – and you have ALTO Olives.

  • Baby food recalled

    June 24, 2008 61 comments

    Heinz has withdrawn two baby food products after the detection of unusually high levels of plasticisers thought to be caused by seepage from screw-cap seals.

  • Australia’s big problem

    June 24, 2008 0 comment

    Australia is now officially credited with the worst obesity epidemic in the world, prompting a number of policy changes.

  • World’s best pinot noir

    June 24, 2008 0 comment

    Wild Earth Wines, a Central Otago winemaker, has been awarded the Trophy for Top International Pinot Noir at the International Wine Challenge in London.

  • Origins of the scone

    June 23, 2008 142 comments

    Bakers Delight puts a new twist on a 19th Century tradition.

  • Wimbledon qualification

    June 23, 2008 63 comments

    Strawberries and cream served with Rosé will be the order of the day at Bird in Hand’s Adelaide Hills Cellar Door, as they celebrate Wimbledon fortnight from today.

  • Flower power

    June 23, 2008 52 comments

    Chr. Hansen expands its palette of natural colors with a new hibiscus extract aimed at the growing market for naturally colored drinks.

  • Mexico to freeze food prices

    June 23, 2008 0 comment

    Food producers in Mexico have promised to freeze prices on 150 commonly consumed products until the end of the year in a bid to combat the global food crisis.

  • Salmonella poisonings

    June 23, 2008 0 comment

    Salmonella cases like those in South Australia, which have been linked to food brought into an aged care facility may have been preventable if electrolysed water had been used in cleaning fresh ingredients, utensils, surfaces and hand washing.