Dairy farming has been rated the second worst job in the world.
A Senate Inquiry has been told that Australia imports 70 per cent of its seafood, which could be grown locally if an international shipping service is reinstated.
The future of Australia’s food industry, including possible regulatory reforms, will be on the agenda of the Federal Government’s Business Advisory Forum today.
A farmer from a small town in the Goldfield-Esperance region of Western Australia has been forced to pay $30 000 after a safety breach left a female worker with an amputated arm.
A proposed abattoir in Darwin which would crate almost 300 jobs has been backed by Australia’s largest cattle company and the Australian Greens party.
It’s certainly not all doom and gloom in Australia’s food industry, with a government report showing a 17 per cent increase in total value in 2010/11 compared to the previous period.
Metcash will slash 478 jobs as part of its restructure, mostly in regional Australia.
The bullying behaviours and fear campaigns used by the major supermarkets to wield complete power over suppliers is still getting in the way of the Senate Inquiry into the issue.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has announced it is finalising the draft submission for a Supermarket Ombudsman to be a key part of the next Financial Budget.
An Australian study has found women has found that many Australian women who are pregnant or trying to conceive are not getting adequate nutrition because they’re avoiding potentially “risky” foods.
Earlier this year, peak farming bodies voiced their alarm that a shocking 75 per cent of year 6 students believe cotton socks are an animal product and others think yoghurt grows on trees.
An equipment company in the UK has launched a 3D virtual reality warehouse simulator which allows food manufacturers to test warehouse options before making decisions on changes.
Gordon Slater, chairman of local manufacturer Byron Bay Cookie Company, speaks to Manufacturers’ Monthly about the company’s transition from hand-made to machine production, and the important role exporting plays in its future growth plans.
Nestle is the most admired food company with PepsiCo just behind, according to latest surveys.
It is not a good time to be a food manufacturing worker in Victoria at the moment, with Mars and Murray Goulburn set to slash more than 100 employees from its workforce between them.