Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing sector is in many respects the quiet workhorse of the national economy. Australia’s largest manufacturing sector comprises companies that typically take produce from the farm and transform it into food and the consumer goods that every Australian needs every day. Fundamentally, the essentials of life. While this industry has built … Continue reading How much does food contribute to Australia’s economy?
Coca-Cola Amatil will sell its fruit and vegetable processing business, SPC, which is expected to record a $10 million loss for the 2017-18 financial year. The beverage company’s decision to sell SPC comes four years after the Victorian government and Coca-Cola Amatil co-invested $100 million ($78 and $22 million respectively) to help the struggling business. … Continue reading Coca-Cola Amatil to sell SPC
With a combined 200 years of experience in the snacks industry, Heat and Control, and Ishida open their doors to industry people. The companies demonstrated their complete solutions in a snacks food production Open House event at the Ishida factory facility in Birmingham, UK. About 100 snack food producers visited the demonstration centre during a … Continue reading Heat and Control, and Ishida, open their doors to industry people
E-Flo can fit into any potato processing line and requires low voltage, minimal maintenance and has a patented transformer design.
A new study by The George Institute for Global Health has revealed around 70 per cent of packaged foods contain added sugar.
Farmer Power, has just launched two fund raising campaigns in partnership with APCO Australia to help promote and fund an educational campaign for the public and as a signal to the government to inform them on the issues within the dairy industry. According to the news release by Farmer Power, they have said that the financial … Continue reading Farmer Power launches new fund raising campaigns
Technavio market research analysts forecast the global automated food sorting machines market to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of close to seven per cent during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research company’s analysts highlight the following three market drivers that are contributing to the growth of the global automated food sorting machines … Continue reading Automated food sorting machines to grow at seven per cent CAGR by 2021
New technologies could see us eating algae-based sources of protein, developing allergenic-free nuts and tolerable varieties of lactose and gluten, and reducing environmental impact through edible packaging. Speaking at the launch during the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology’s (AIFST) 50th Anniversary Convention in Sydney, Assistant Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science, Craig Laundy , highlighted … Continue reading CSIRO maps out Australia’s food future
Arrow Energy has announced plans to double the production capacity of its Tipton gas project in Queensland amid an east-coast industrial gas shortage. The planned expansion of Arrow’s Tipton operations is expected to involve 90 new wells in the initial phase and another 180 wells over the next 25 years. It will also include new gathering … Continue reading Arrow Energy set to fix manufacturers’ energy woes
B&R has expanded its range of automation-ready Panel PCs with a new series of widescreen formats ranging from 7″ WVGA to 24″ Full HD. These Panel PCs are suited for use in harsh environments and are the perfect visualisation devices for Box PCs while at the same time offering easy and flexible mounting options. With a … Continue reading Rugged panel PCs for food makers
According to a story on ABC Online, freeze-dried food could be the solution to saving billions of dollars worth of wasted produce. Australians dispose of $10 billion worth of food every year and according to Foodwise, with $2.76 billion of that is fresh produce. Queensland food processor Freeze Dry Industries has fast become an outlet for … Continue reading Freeze dried food could be the answer to food waste
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
Vantage Australia has just been awarded the silver medal in this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). More than 2,100 spirits were judged this year, the largest number of entries in the competition’s 17-year history with the botanical Vantage Australia taking home the silver medal in this year’s awards. The San Francisco World Spirits … Continue reading Aussie spirit grabs silver at global awards
In a sign of the impact the falling milk price is having on the food sector, food company Murray Goulburn (MG) said it will be closing down factories and reducing its farmgate milk price in a bid to address its “cost base, improve efficiencies and ultimately increase earnings.” This will include closure of MG’s manufacturing … Continue reading Jobs, factories and profits all go as MG battens down the hatches
Le Mac are suppliers of the linerless labelling system that is self-adhesive for trays of meats, ready meals, salads etc. Linerless labels are an environmentally-friendly innovation: they do not use backing liner like traditional labels, which cannot be recycled and does not decompose in landfill. The system itself is fully automatic and delivers significant efficiency … Continue reading Linerless self-adhesive labelling system featured at foodpro
A new study is underway to determine the effects of long-haul shipping on Australia’s export lamb. Murdoch University PhD candidate Maddison Corlett aims to determine whether the time spent in transit from Australia to the US changes the quality of chilled lamb cuts. This is in response to reports from American consumers that Australian lamb … Continue reading New study to determine supply chain effects on lamb
Agriculture and food minister Alannah MacTiernan has called for road repairs in Western Australia after the region was hit by flooding. She has identified roads in Ravensthorpe, 540km south-east of Perth, as a priority after the collapse of the South Coast Highway has caused stock losses and damage to fences and top soil. According to … Continue reading WA food stocks hit after roads damaged by flooding
The Borthwicks (NH Foods) meat processing facility meatworks at Bakers Creek near Mackay has reopened after Tropical Cyclone Debbie’s impact last week. The abattoir closed its business last Tuesday as TC Debbie made landfall near Airlie Beach, said a report in Queensland Country Life. “What was left in the cold rooms before Cyclone Debbie was … Continue reading Mackay meatworks reopens after Debbie’s destruction
Australia’s ready-meal sector will surpass $1 billion in the near future and a shift towards healthier eating is playing a major part, it has been claimed. Paul Hitchcock, CEO of Patties Foods, has said the company is seeking new acquisitions with projections showing the huge growth in the market. Having recently acquired Australian Wholefoods, he … Continue reading Patties CEO says more takeovers on the table
Rising energy costs and lack of reliable supply are threatening to push Australia’s red meat processing offshore. The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) is currently conducting a survey of its members to determine the scale of the problem and help create an energy policy for the industry. According to AMIC’s Robert Barker, affordable and reliable … Continue reading Rising energy costs put Australia’s meat processors at risk