The South Australian government has announced that it will invest $6m to boost food, wine and fibre production under the agribusiness accelerator program should it get re-elected this month.
According to Weber Shandwick’s recently released Food Forward 2014 report, seven key eating trends are predicted to rise in 2014, including freekeh and ‘mutant’ food combinations.
Researchers at Perdue University have developed a laser sensor that is capable of detecting salmonella in food samples three times faster than conventional methods.
Warrnambool Cheese and Butter Factory have posted a 104.7 percent increase in half year net statutory operating profit after tax, equating to an additional $16m on the same period last year to $31.3m.
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In response to a global campaign launched by Oxfam last year, nine out of ten of the world’s largest food companies have committed to improving their social and environmental policies.
Greens senator Christine Milne has approached federal government, industry, farmers and fellow MPs to push proposed reforms in country of origin labelling.
Now in its 14th year, the McCormick Flavour Forecast has become one of the flavour calendars most anticipated annual announcements.
Consumer watchdog Choice has employed the new Health Star Food Rating calculator to compare products from food giant Mondelez against its leading competitors’ offerings.
Scientists at the University of Western Australia are developing innovative new ways to assess food quality by using infra-red technology.
SPC’s Bronwyn Powell and director of Beechworth Honey, Jodie Goldsworthy, will sit on the judging panel for the 2014 Food Magazine Awards, which is this year celebrating its 10th anniversary.
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra has announced plans to expand its pre-sliced cheese capacity with a NZ $32m investment at its Eltham plant in Taranaki, New Zealand.
Nestle Australia has unveiled the first stage of a $9.5 million expansion at its factory in Papua New Guinea, which is expected to create 75 jobs.
Australia’s first chocolate manufacturer, Ernest Hillier, has been snapped up by Re:Capital, which plans to take the Hillier’s and Newman’s brands overseas.
Winners of the 2014 Product of the Year awards have been announced, with ALDI and Woolworths taking out the highly competitive categories of sweet treats and ready meals respectively.
Coca-Cola Amatil and the Victorian government have announced a new $100 million investment plan to assist fruit processor SPC Ardmona and the Goulburn Valley.
The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has confirmed that nearly all of SPC Ardmona’s plant staff are entitled to lucrative redundancy payouts of up to two years’ wages.
Fruit processor SPC Ardmona is setting the record straight in regards to its workers’ allowances and conditions, arguing that recent claims made by the federal government are untrue.
Manufacturing activity in Australia fell again in January, despite hopes that the falling dollar and low interest rates would help the sector recover, a new survey has found.
Australian Navy Bean producers, including some that have been supplying the nation since World War II are fearing a possible end to the industry following Tony Abbott’s decision to refuse funding to troubled fruit and vegetable processor, SPCA.