• Call for papers on sustainable packaging

    August 7, 2007 0 comment

    Members of the food, beverage, packaging and manufacturing industries are now invited to submit abstracts under the theme Climate of Change: Towards a Sustainable Packaging Industry, for the 2008 Australian Institute of Packaging National Conference that will be held from June 12th to 13th, 2008, at Luna Park, Sydney.

  • Cargill supplies sugar substitute

    August 7, 2007 0 comment

    Following the approval of novel food ingredient Xtend isomaltulose in Australia and New Zealand, Cargill has announced they will be supplying the unique slow-release nutritive sweetener to the food industry.

  • tna announces new team member

    August 6, 2007 0 comment

    tna has announced the appointment of Nartira Carlson to the position of Indian-Pacific marketing coordinator.

  • HomeBrand oyster sauce recall

    August 4, 2007 0 comment

    Woolworths and Global Resourcing are conducting a voluntary recall of HomeBrand oyster sauce due to an important product safety issue.

  • Wine odour detection research

    August 3, 2007 0 comment

    Australian scientists are currently involved in worldwide research to discover an objective way of quantifying odours, focusing primarily on the wine industry and the development of a Cybernose.

  • Success at home and overseas

    August 3, 2007 0 comment

    Four years ago, JMP recognised that if it was to continue its growth in the palletising and packaging market it would have to change its business model and way of manufacturing.

  • Native fruits rich in antioxidants

    August 2, 2007 0 comment

    A recent study by Food Science Australia (FSA) has revealed the high antioxidant levels in twelve native Australian fruits, which could benefit the food and functional food industries.

  • AWASH supports AMA salt report

    August 2, 2007 0 comment

    The Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health (AWASH) supports a new report from the American Medical Association (AMA) that calls for a major reduction in the salt content of processed and restaurant foods, the source of 80% of consumers’ salt intake.

  • Palatinose approved in Australia and NZ

    August 2, 2007 0 comment

    Palatinose (Isomaltulose), a functional carbohydrate produced by Palatinit, can now be marketed in both Australia and New Zealand for general use in foods and beverages.

  • Simple wine odour detection

    August 2, 2007 0 comment

    Australian scientists are currently involved in worldwide research to discover an objective way of quantifying odours, focussing primarily on the wine industry.

  • Pre-register for IBIE and save

    August 1, 2007 0 comment

    Members of the food industry that pre-register for the International Baking Industry Exposition (IBIE) from August 1 to October 6 will receive a US$10 discount and pay US$75 (AU$81).

  • Maggi moves from tin to plastic

    August 1, 2007 0 comment

    Nestle New Zealand (NZ) and Australia partnered with Viscount Plastics NZ to design and produce a plastic container to replace the metal cans previously used for packaging and distributing Maggi stocks and desserts to the institutional catering trade in both countries.

  • Melbourne hosts Specialist Cheese Show

    July 31, 2007 0 comment

    The eleventh annual Melbourne Specialist Cheese Show will be held on Sunday August 12 at Crown Towers Hotel.

  • Green measures today ensure business success tomorrow

    July 31, 2007 0 comment

    Investing in sustainable manufacturing now means being prepared for the challenges that will inevitably come in the future.

  • High-quality grains research supports food industry

    July 31, 2007 0 comment

    Australian agrifood industries could soon benefit from the development of genomics technologies used in selection and development of high quality grains, after grains expert and molecular biologist, Professor Rudi Appels, was awarded a Visiting Fellowship with the Food Futures Flagship.

  • Packing and palletising system installed

    July 31, 2007 0 comment

    JMP has successfully installed its new generation Robotic Case Packing and Palletising system into Fonterra Australia’s manufacturing site.

  • Tuna Spam?

    July 31, 2007 0 comment

    Tripacific Marine, based in Fiji, are patenting a smooth flakeless pressed tuna product, which will provide an alternative to flaky canned tuna.

  • Robotic palletising system wins APMA award

    July 31, 2007 0 comment

    FOODMACH, a provider of material movement solutions, won an Australian Packaging Machinery Association (APMA) design award for the Robomatrix, a high-speed palletising system.

  • First organic Standard developed in Australia

    July 31, 2007 0 comment

    A new Australian Standard is currently being developed for organic products, including processed foods, to govern the production, processing, marketing and transportation within the industry.

  • AFGC’s new deputy chief executive

    July 30, 2007 0 comment

    The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has announced the appointment of Dr Geoffrey Annison to the position of deputy chief executive.