Karen Lebsanft, CEO and co-founding director of the Kurrajong Kitchen Group, manufacturers of Australia’s premier flatbread, the Kurrajong Kitchen Lavosh, has been honoured with the Gold Lifetime Achievement Award at the Stevie Awards for Women in Business in New York this week. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honour women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and … Continue reading CEO of Kurrajong Kitchen Lavosh wins gold in New York City
Today, on World Food Day, OzHarvest will show Aussies that tackling climate change, starts with your plate! The social media campaign #countmein aims to inspire individual action and show thatmaking small changes to your own food waste is one of the few personal habits that can actually help restore the planet. Food waste is often … Continue reading OzHarvest targets food waste on World Food Day
The AIP are pleased to advise that the Semester 1 intake is now open for the 2020 Master of Food & Packaging Innovation with applications closing 30 November 2019. The Master of Food and Packaging Innovation is an inter-disciplinary degree that explores food processing, entrepreneurship and innovation in product and packaging design at an advanced … Continue reading 2020 Master of Food & Packaging Innovation Intake now open
The Australian Institute of Packaging advises that submissions will close on the 23 February for the two annual scholarship programs for the industry.
The Australian Institute of Packaging has advised that registrations are now open for the 2018 AIP Influential Women Mentoring Program for Australasia.
More than 150 international university students studying in Adelaide experienced a taste of Australia last week at the Australian Wine Showcase 2017.
France boasts thousands of years of wine making and some of the finest wines in the world, but French (and Chinese) students come to Adelaide to learn about wine and spirits marketing.
Wine professionals can now earn their French Wine credentials at Melbourne Polytechnic through the French Wine Scholar Certification.
XTS Hygienic, the stainless steel version of the eXtended Transport System from Beckhoff, opens up a wide spectrum of new applications for processing and filling liquids. Allowing optimal cleanability with the high protection rating of IP 69K, very good chemical resistance and without any hidden corners, edges or undercuts, the hygienic design offers maximum production … Continue reading Hygienic transport system for food makers
It’s the mystery of all mysteries of science. Why is it that humans are so unusual compared to all other life? The key to solving this riddle lies in explaining the evolution of our large brains and exceptional intelligence. For as long as humanity has been contemplating our existence we must surely have been struck … Continue reading Food for thought? Diet helps explain unique human brainpower
According to the AFR, Patties Foods has swallowed up South Australia’s Australian Wholefoods. In what is looking very much like a pattern, Pacific Equity Partners (PEP), which bought out Patties Food in 2016 and then followed that up by buying Leader Foods, has now devoured Australian Wholefoods, thereby allowing it to push into additional categories of the food services … Continue reading Patties Foods buys up Australian Wholefoods
NiceLabel, one of the world’s leading developers of label and marking productivity software solutions has helped dairy company Arla Foods find a standardised label management solution for all of its industrial printers. NiceLabel’s technology enabled this large food manufacturer to significantly reduce costs and increase label accuracy and productivity. A critical part of Arla’s brand identity … Continue reading Dairy company reduces costs with label management system
Refresh Group has acquired Sydney-based bottled water supplier Aquazuro Australia, with the intention to integrate Aquazuro’s bottled water delivery business into its existing operations. Aside from Neverfail, owned by Coca-Cola Amatil, Refresh is the only other company in the home and office delivery segment of the bottled water market that operates in multiple locations, according … Continue reading Refresh Group acquires bottled water supplier Aquazuro
Four-N Twenty is launching its new Chilli Beef Pie, which has been developed for “adventurous eaters who are keen to try a new and exciting flavour”. The pie is made from chunks of eight-hour slow-cooked 100 per cent Australian beef, with a spicy chilli gravy, wrapped in a golden pastry. “Chilli has been identified as … Continue reading New Chilli Beef Pie from Four-N Twenty
A project is underway to review and align existing retail baking units of competency, skills sets and qualifications from the FDF10 Food Processing Training Package, to industry defined occupational standards. First drafts of the units of competency, skills sets and qualifications have nearly been completed following consultation with the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). They will … Continue reading Nationwide food processing workshops set for March
It’s a long, hot summer’s day and you’re looking forward to an ice cream. But within seconds of your first bite, you feel a headache coming on: a brain freeze. What’s going on? Your brain isn’t literally freezing, or even sensing cold. It can’t sense cold or pain because it lacks its own internal sensory … Continue reading Does my brain really freeze when I eat ice cream?
Tennants ec-H2O technology electrically converts water into an innovative cleaning solution that cleans effectively, saves money, improves safety, and reduces environmental impact compared to daily cleaning floor chemicals and methods. Real-world testing by customers and a third party has shown that scrubbing with ec-H2O technology effectively removes soil. And ec-H2O leaves no chemical residue so … Continue reading Chemical-free food factory cleaning system
New data reveals Australia’s beverage trends, from beer and spirits to zero alcohol Beverage purchase data from pubs and bars across major Australian cities reveals the types of drinks we may be consuming at functions in the lead up to Christmas and New Year’s. At these establishments, beer is Australia’s favourite beverage – even among … Continue reading What will Aussies be drinking these holidays?
Omron electronics has released its entry level controller, NX1P, designed for small to midsize production machines. Based on the Sysmas (System for Machine Automation Control) platform, the controller features advanced motion control and networking for onsite IoT. It is battery free and reduces machine maintenance, featuring an SD memory card slot to restore, back-up and … Continue reading Machine automation controller
Company tax cuts are a key component of Australian Treasurer Scott Morrison’s plan to drive growth in jobs and wages, spurring on the Australian economy. There’s no question that tax cuts and lower energy prices will enable companies to keep more of the money they make. But it’s not more money per se, but what … Continue reading Management education, not just tax cuts, needed to create jobs and growth