• Skill shortages to continue

    August 24, 2007 0 comment

    A new report released by McCrindle Research indicates skills shortages and the associated workplace expectations of Generation Y will continue in the future.

  • Limited FREE tickets for packaging awards

    August 24, 2007 0 comment

    LIMITED free tickets are available for the 2nd Annual Packaging magazine Evolution Awards breakfast ceremony to be held on Wednesday September 12th, 2007, from 7.30am at Waters Edge, Walsh Bay in Sydney.

  • Flavour company prosecuted

    August 23, 2007 0 comment

    Flavour supplier, International Flavours & Fragrances, has been ordered to donate $10,000 to the Dandenong Benevolent Society after being prosecuted by WorkSafe.

  • Allergy-free ingredients processing plant

    August 23, 2007 0 comment

    The opening of a new $10 mil­lion food manufacturing plant in Murarrie, Queensland, by food ingredient company Ear­lee Products, will allow the separation of allergenic and non-allergenic food ingredi­ents, addressing a growing need in the food industry for non-allergenic ingredients.

  • Softfruit launched in UK

    August 22, 2007 0 comment

    Australian research and development company, Byron Food Science, has announced the commercialisation of its SOFTFRUIT technology in the UK.

  • The power of olives

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

    This heart-healthy polyphenol compound can fortify citrus-type fruit juices, vegetable juices, yoghurt drinks and many food products without leaving a strong aftertaste.

  • Old timer’s new bottle

    August 21, 2007 0 comment

    Jack Daniel’s has introduced a new bottle for its famous Tennessee whisky, which is On The Shelf now. Find out details here.

  • Fruity yoghurt

    August 20, 2007 0 comment

    Vaalia’s new yoghurt is On The Shelf. Details on ingredients, brand owner, packaging and suppliers here.

  • Innovative ingredients at food expo

    August 20, 2007 0 comment

    UK-based international flavour and fragrance ingredient supplier, R.C. Treatt & Co, showcased a range of innovative ingredients at the International Food Technology (IFT) annual convention and food expo held in Chicago in July.

  • Coopers expands with upgrade

    August 20, 2007 0 comment

    As part of Coopers’ $10.5 million expansion program to boost capacity at the company’s Regency Park site, two new beer fermenters were installed on August 17 at Coopers Brewery, bringing the company’s total to twenty.

  • Teen loses fingers at meatworks

    August 20, 2007 0 comment

    Midfield Meat Processing has been fined $40,000 after a seventeen-year-old Sudanese refugee had three fingers amputated while working as a trainee at the Warrnambool meatworks in January 2006.

  • Australian vineyard strengthens US presence

    August 17, 2007 0 comment

    Australian wine producer Gemtree Vineyards has announced the appointment of Eymeric Darsch as brand manager, North America.

  • Top bakers on show at IBIE

    August 17, 2007 0 comment

    The Bread Bakers Guild of America has announced the Bread Bakers Guild Team USA 2008 will hold a public exhibition during the International Baking Industry Exposition from October 7 to 10.

  • Certified Profibus training courses

    August 16, 2007 0 comment

    The Australian Profibus Association will be hosting accredited Profibus training courses in Sydney and Perth in October 2007, for engineers in the food processing, packaging and other industries.

  • Wine chocolates steal the show

    August 16, 2007 0 comment

    In this year’s FOOD Challenge Awards the winner of the Confectionery Award, Farm by Nature, also won ‘Best in Show’ for its innovative wine chocolates. Like any new company wanting to establish themselves in a consolidated market, Farm by Nature was presented with the challenge of differentiating themselves, when they first decided to start up a chocolate company in 2004.

  • New seafood research centre

    August 15, 2007 0 comment

    Australia’s seafood industry will benefit from a new research centre in South Australia that will focus on value-adding seafood products, better management practices, and improved access to premium export markets.

  • FOOD Challenge Awards winners

    August 15, 2007 0 comment

    The winners of the FOOD Challenge Awards were presented with their awards at a Gala dinner held on July 11th at Sydney’s Daltone House.

  • Aussie vodka on world stage

    August 14, 2007 0 comment

    Babicka Original Wormwood Vodka won a silver medal at the International Wine and Spirit Competition, which aims to promote the quality and excellence of the world’s best wines, spirits and liqueurs.

  • Melbourne Wine Show winners

    August 14, 2007 0 comment

    McLaren Vale’s Scarpantoni Estate Wines was awarded this year’s Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show for its 2006 Brothers Block Cabernet Sauvignon.

  • Creating healthier foods for the future

    August 13, 2007 0 comment

    Professor Peter Lillford has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship with the Food Futures Flagship to design healthier and tastier foods.