Supermarket giant Coles has announced that from this month all its private label frozen vegetable products will be grown and packed in Australia.
The Gillard government has left the food processing industry reeling with its Federal Budget, channelling little money to the sector and ignoring calls for a Supermarket Ombudsman.
The government needs to support its farmers if it wants to be the food superpower Prime Minister Julia Gillard wants it to be.
A Victorian food region west of Melbourne has joined the list of shires and towns arguing against coal seam gas (CSG) exploration and development.
An animal welfare expert in the UK has accused the local meat industry of increasing the number of animals slaughtered without stunning, claiming it is for religious purposes, when it is actually a financial decision.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has finally officially recognised what most people in the food industry have known for decades: Australia can and should be a food superpower.
In an Australian first, ice cream maker Streets has launched a facial recognition billboard to allow passer-by to simulate biting a Magnum.
There are reports that a Chinese investment group has made a bid to buy 15 000 hectares in the Kimberly for beef and sugar production to meet the demands of China’s rising middle class.
Coca-Cola has denied reports that it is negotiating a takeover of energy-drink maker Monster Beverage Corp.
Point-of-sale alcohol advertising is creating a generation of binge drinkers, according to new research.
Coles has been fined $170,000 and ordered to pay WorkCover’s legal costs after a worker sustained injuries when she fell through a ceiling at a Manly store in 2007.
Indonesia has suspended some beef imports from the US following the detection of mad cow disease in California, and Australian producers are hoping to benefit from the incident with increased exports.
Western Australian farmers have met with Wesfarmers boss Richard Goyder to discuss the impact of the milk price wars on production and try to find a solution.
Asia has the fastest-growing population in world. This will increase the demand for food, but greater urbanisation, westernisation and rising personal wealth is changing the form in which food is consumed.
Burger King has announced it will only use animal products that come from free-range farms by 2017.
The discovery of mad cow disease in the US is a positive occurrence, according to some animal groups.
The peak farming representative group is calling for more transparency on the investments made in Australia by foreign investors.
Kellogg’s is buying Pringles for $2.7 billion, increasing its reach in food sectors throughout the world.
In yet another controversial action in the supermarket price wars, Coles is launching a loyalty card, not just to their loyal shoppers, but to almost every mailbox in Australia.
Chinese authorities have denied there are any problems with it’s locally-manufactured Coca-Cola Shanxi Beverages, after an employee claimed mass chlorine contamination.