• Queensland food safety conference 2008

    May 12, 2008 0 comment

    Providing the local food manufacturing sector with the latest on food safety.

  • Bringing back the snack

    May 12, 2008 13 comments

    Australian investors ‘buy back the farm’ with Arnott’s snack foods acquisition.

  • What’s in a label?

    May 12, 2008 0 comment

    An Environmental Science and Research study has found that food labels are not to be trusted.

  • For the love of beer, in the nick of time

    May 9, 2008 57 comments

    Offered in an endless array of varieties, and going through complex manufacturing processes with extensive testing until being considered suitable for the human palate, beer is much more than meets the eye.

  • Amcor upgrades with integrated safety

    May 9, 2008 63 comments

    An innovative integrated safety control system, founded on Rockwell Automation’s GuardLogix, helps fast-track a safety upgrade at Amcor’s NSW beverage can manufacturing facility, while simplifying operation and optimising efficiency.

  • Quenching russia’s thirst – A taste of trade to come

    May 9, 2008 61 comments

    The Russian wine market remains, largely due to the lack of hard data and the age old stereotype of Russians drinking nothing but vodka, a curiosity to many observers. Stereotypes aside, though, the Australian wine industry is finding new customers for quality wines in Russia, with the value of wine exports increasing by more than 40% in 2007.

  • Ahead of the pack

    May 9, 2008 0 comment

    When it comes to label printers, especially in a fast-paced environment of a busy distribution warehouse, there is nothing worse than an underperformance – except when an under-performing printer is combined with inadequate service and support.

  • Beta the devil you know

    May 9, 2008 0 comment

    Professor of Farm Management and Agribusiness at New Zealand’s Lincoln University, Keith Woodford, has authored the book Devil in the Milk which took a close look into the health implications associated with A1 and A2 beta-casein proteins in milk.

  • A daily shot of potent antioxidants

    May 9, 2008 0 comment

    With the increasingly busy lives of today’s consumers, and their unavoidable environmental and lifestyle challenges, super fruits and antioxidants have become the latest buzzwords in the health arena.

  • Nanofood for the future

    May 9, 2008 0 comment

    Once a far-fetched fantasy a long way into the future, nanotechnology is set to have a huge impact on our lives in the here and now. With developments of materials and devices that can monitor blood, detect environmental pollutants and store energy better, nanotech is becoming an integral part of our ever-changing world.

  • Queensland’s got food in focus

    May 9, 2008 0 comment

    Offering a diverse range of production capabilities, from fresh seafood, meat, fruit and vegetables to value-added products including dairy foods, desserts and confectionery, ingredients and ready-to-eat meals, Queensland is an emerging hub for food processing.

  • Innovation & technical knowledge for Queensland success

    May 9, 2008 0 comment

    With its focus firmly fixed on ‘business intelligence’, coding and marking specialist Matthews has expanded its Queensland operations, growing staffing levels and overall business.

  • Profit in a bottle

    May 9, 2008 7 comments

    The three Fs behind the growth of the bottled water industry – Fashion, Flavour and Function – are revealed by business information analysts IBISWorld.

  • True blue spirits of Australia

    May 9, 2008 65 comments

    Hidden away in Queensland’s Gold Coast hinterland, is the family owned
    Tamborine Mountain Distillery, Australia’s smallest operating pot-still distillery, world renowned for their use of native Australian flora in a unique range of alcoholic beverages.

  • What’s in contact with your food production?

    May 9, 2008 109 comments

    Over the past sixty years, Atlas Copco has pioneered the development of oil-free air technology, resulting in a range of oil-free air compressors to suit applications that refuse to compromise when it comes to 100% oil-free clean air.

  • Turning trash to treasure

    May 9, 2008 7 comments

    The Australian dairy processing industry has successfully trialled an exciting new processing technology known as Continuous Separation (CSEP) which is able to turn waste streams into income streams.

  • Multiple benefits of environmentally friendly water disinfection

    May 9, 2008 45 comments

    One of the world’s most advanced hydro-optic disinfection (HOD) water treatment technologies is being used by Australian food manufacturer SPC Ardmona to curtail chlorine dioxide use at its biggest processing plant.

  • Rice crisis hits New Zealand

    May 8, 2008 0 comment

    Auckland rice wholesalers have begun setting limits on the amount of special rice varieties their customers can buy.

  • 300% beer tax increase

    May 8, 2008 0 comment

    The Rudd government is set to levy a higher tax on beer and wine.

  • Goulburn Valley gets the tick of approval

    May 7, 2008 44 comments

    With research showing over half of Australians are not eating their recommended two servings of fruit per day; Goulburn Valley has announced a new health initiative, in the hope of encouraging Australians to eat more fruit.