MICROSCOPIC particles that have always been considered a pollutant are being studied for a range of agricultural uses. South Australian researchers are working on a number of novel uses for engineered nanoparticles including efficient fertilisers, agricultural ‘amendments’ and a unique way to clean-up contaminated land. Engineered nanoparticles are currently used in a range of industrial … Continue reading Nanoparticles could be the future of agriculture
Haverick Meats was devastated by fire at their Banksmeadow facility on the 21st May 2016. With a driving determination from Haverick’s and expert advice, the factory has seen a quick turn around and is back open, supplying the professional foodservice industry and the community. “It wasn’t until I got here that I saw how serious … Continue reading Haverick Meats up and running again after devastating fire
CyberArk’s Top Five Security Predictions for 2017 are: 1. The Silent Attack on Information – Complete Loss of Trust The integrity of information will be one of the biggest challenges global consumers, businesses and governments face in 2017, where information from previously venerated sources is no longer trusted. Cyber attacks won’t just focus on a … Continue reading Top 5 cybersecurity trends for 2017 for food companies
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
RADCOFLEX offers a whole range of genuine Australian manufactured composite hoses, assemblies and hose fittings for use across chemical, gas and fuel transfer applications. RADCOFLEX composite hoses are specially engineered and tested in-house and on-site to ensure compliance with industry standards. Some of the advantages offered by RADCOFLEX composite hose assemblies are: Lightweight and more … Continue reading Composite hoses for food makers
Chemicals manufactured or imported before January 1 2017 will be allowed to be supplied without having to meet Work Health and Safety Regulations’ labelling requirements, according to Safe Work Australia. Safe Work Australia CEO Michelle Baxter said this was decided in response to concerns raised by chemical suppliers in the lead up to Australia developing … Continue reading Safe Work releases new hazardous labelling regulations
According to the ABC, In what has been described as a landmark reform, New South Wales dairy cooperative Norco has introduced paid domestic violence (DV) leave for its employees. Norco chief executive Brett Kelly said it sends the right message on an important social issue. “You need to look after your employees and it is really … Continue reading Norco leads with domestic violence leave
Bounce has announced their latest addition to the Bounce Bites range – introducing Cacao Peanut Crunch. Made from 100% nut butter combined with crunchy peanuts, sweet dates and rich cacao, this delicious creation is naturally preserved with coconut oil and rosemary extract. The little nuggets of goodness are gluten free, GMO free, vegetarian friendly and … Continue reading New Cacao Peanut Crunch from Bounce
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?
For many Australian sports fans, buying beer at sporting venues is an exercise in subjugation. For starters, the alcohol content for those in general admission is often capped at mid-strength – a typically penal restriction aimed at civilising the riff-raff. Yet the true indignity arrives right at the dreaded moment the attendant rings up the … Continue reading The price is not right: how much is too much for a beer at sporting events?
NHP has announced a partnership with Switch Automation to deliver InfoSyte, an energy management software solution from NHP tailored to the Australian and New Zealand markets. A powerful cloud-hosted energy management platform, InfoSyte has the ability to integrate with energy, water and gas measuring devices along with other facility systems such as building management systems … Continue reading Energy management software
Jungheinrich has launched an entry-level range of pallet trucks for low-duty applications. This new range of electric pedestrian trucks is designed for retailers, print shops, workshops or garden centers, or even small to medium-sized businesses that routinely need to move heavy individual items. The range includes EJE M13 (1300kg) and EJE M15 (1500kg) electric pedestrian … Continue reading Pallet trucks for SME’s
A large audience gathered recently at the Victorian Manufacturing Showcase in Ballarat to hear from business leaders about challenges and opportunities in emerging growth sectors, with a strong emphasis on innovation, products and markets. Key factors considered central to success in today’s changing manufacturing environment included an ability to adapt, development of a competitive risk-taking … Continue reading Victorian Manufacturing Showcase features food innovation
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
The new GEMÜ 4242 combi switchbox is suitable for secure and fast applications in most food and other types of process plants. It is small, compact and light, and is ideal for pneumatically operated linear actuators. With its integrated 3/2-way pilot valve made of anodized aluminium or stainless steel, the new combi switchbox 4242 from GEMÜ, … Continue reading New switchbox for food processing plants
Netball Victoria has announced that Mother Earth has formed a new partnership with our Clinics and Camps program in 2017. Mother Earth is the flagship brand of Prolife Foods New Zealand, manufacturer and producers of the Mother Earth range of snacks, nuts and spreads including Baked Oaty Slices, Fruit Sticks and Brekkie on the Go! “We … Continue reading Mother Earth to partner with Netball Victoria
One year ago today, the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) entered into force. From this date, Australian wine exporters could claim preferential tariff reductions through accompanying wine consignments with a ChAFTA Certificate of Origin. Australian wine exports have had two tariff reductions since the entering of force of ChAFTA. For most wine, the rate has … Continue reading Aussie wine exporters celebrate ChAFTA’s anniversary
According to phys.org, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that short-term feeding of canned dog food has resulted in a significant increase of BPA in dogs. Scientists believe that because of shared environments, dog exposure to BPA through canned foods could have human health implications. Bisphenol A (BPA) is a widely used industrial … Continue reading Are we giving our pets poisoned food?
Coca-Cola South Pacific has today announced that it has developed Snapchat lens for their summer campaign including one to go live on New Year’s Day which will allow users to interact with Coke in a new way. “There are a number of ‘firsts’ in our summer campaign this year including the exciting launch of the … Continue reading Coke summer campaign now with Snapchat