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High-quality grains research supports food industry
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
JMP has successfully installed its new generation Robotic Case Packing and Palletising system into Fonterra Australia’s manufacturing site.
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
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
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
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has announced the appointment of Dr Geoffrey Annison to the position of deputy chief executive.
Ibex nominated for business awards
Ibex has received two nominations in the Westpac Manukau Business Awards, in New Zealand, for Excellence in Exporting and Excellence in Manufacturing and Services.
Supply Chain & Logistics Conference
The 2007 Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Conference will be held on August 2nd and 3rd at the Sofitel Hotel, Brisbane.
Meat processing Award up for grabs
Australian meat processors should encourage their staff to enter the Barry Johnson – Cryovac Young Achievers Award 2007, a $12,500 study and travel grant enabling people working in the red-meat processing industry aged 18 to 39 to advance their technical knowledge and learn at first hand global developments in the packaging arena.
Big thank you for Awards support
FOOD Magazine thanks those whocontributed their time, expertise and support in the lead up to, and at, the presentation ceremony of the 2007 FOOD Challenge Awards.
Improving Australia’s food innovation
The first round of the new $54.2 million Food Innovation Grants Programme (FIGP), launched by the Department of Agriculture Fisheries & Forestry to increase innovation in food industry, is now open.
Food industry to benefit from RFID
The results of a pilot program to test integrated electronic product code (EPC) and radio frequency identification (RFID) technology across a number of industries, including the food industry, were presented at a seminar in Sydney as part of the SMART 2007 Conference.
LabWare wins award
Laboratory Automation software specialists, LabWare, has won the Scientific Computing and Instrumentation’s Readers’ Choice Award in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) category for the eighth consecutive year.
Cheese exports to South Korea increase ten-fold
There was a ten-fold increase in cream cheese exports from Australia over the three months to the end of June, resulting from a strategic shift to non trans-fatty foods across South Korea’s 420 Dunkin’ Donut stores, says Austrade.
Innovative closure technology for beverage industry
Erie Plastics has launched an innovative closure technology and turnkey solution for the beverage and health drink markets. The Pop N’ Shake is an advanced, dispensing closure technology, allowing consumers to create their own blended drink on demand.
Unistraw’s Sipahh straws an international success
Unistraw International’s Sipahh Milk Flavouring Straws have gained international success since its launch 18 months ago. Since late 2005, contracts with food and beverage distributors in more than 100 countries, including all the G8, have been successfully negotiated.
George Weston Foods strengthens portfolio
Leading Australian food manufacturer, George Weston Foods (GWF), announced earlier this month that it acquired Australian Garlic Bread (AGB) in Capalaba, Queensland.
Innovative solution for LCL frozen cargo
Shipping and logistics provider, OOCL will launch Reefer LCL Plus in mid-August, a service for transporting less than container load (LCL) quantities of frozen cargo to Hong Kong and Tokyo.
Register now for National Retail Forum 2007
Australia’s leading retail conference, National Retail Forum 2007, will be held from 14-16 August at Melbourne Exhibition Centre.
14th Annual HACCP Conference approaches
The 14th Australian HACCP Conference Series will take place at the Radisson Resort Gold Coast from July 30th to August 3rd, 2007.