Nespresso announced a $240 millino investment to expand its Romont production center in Switzerland to meet increasing consumer demand for its coffees and support international development in the coming years “Despite the challenging times we have all been living in, this strategic long term investment reconfirms Nespresso‘s continuous business success and leadership in the portioned … Continue reading Nespresso spends $240 million in expansion of production facility
To remain competitive, food and beverage manufacturers need to continually improve their products and optimise their manufacturing processes, but bottlenecks can be the bane of their existence. Bottlenecks are caused by processes in the system that limit its entire capacity, delaying subsequent processes and often causing a knock-on effect that impacts downstream productivity. There are … Continue reading Eliminating bottlenecks in the food and beverage industry to avoid disruption
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) is reassuring Australians that there is more than enough food being processed, as an increase in the purchasing of food and grocery products in Victoria begins to look similar to the ‘panic buying’ experience earlier in the year. Acting CEO Dr Geoffrey Annison said that with the unfortunate … Continue reading No need to panic, Australia produces enough food to feed 75 million people
Enhancements to the National Bee Pest Surveillance Program have delivered a range of valuable outcomes to support the health of Australia’s bees. Head of biosecurity, at the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, Lyn O’Connell, said the enhancements will help prevent incursions of exotic bee pests and pest bees. “Bee pollination supports our crop … Continue reading Enhancing Australia’s bee pest surveillance to aid food security
Increased use of precision agriculture practices and other workarounds can play a key role in softening the impact of potential agricultural input shortages due to COVID-19, agribusiness specialist Rabobank said in recent research. As the nation’s grain growers begin sowing the winter crop – in some of the most favourable seasonal conditions experienced in recent … Continue reading Softening the COVID-19 disruption risk
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences’ (ABARES) latest Insights report provides analysis of Australia’s food security. ABARES Executive director Dr Steve Hatfield-Dodds said that despite temporary shortages of some food items in supermarkets, caused by an unexpected surge in demand, Australia does not have a food security problem. “The COVID-19 pandemic has taken Australia … Continue reading Food security not an issue for Australia
Unilever has announced a wide-ranging set of measures to support global and national efforts to tackle the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The company’s actions are designed to help protect the lives and livelihoods of its multiple stakeholders – including its consumers and communities, its customers and suppliers, and its workforce. Consumers and communities Unilever will contribute … Continue reading Unilever ramps up food production 24/7 in wake of coronavirus
With an estimated 12.35 million acres of land and 2,500 homes and business having been destroyed in the recent runaway fires that ravaged the landscape since September 2019, Australia is now faced with the enormous and arduous task of rebuilding the country. While this might seem like an insurmountable task to many, the fires also … Continue reading Automation is part of the solution to rebuild areas hit by fires
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
Northern Australia has been highlighted as a potential food bowl at this year’s Global Food Forum. Yesterday Josh Frydenberg, Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia presented his thoughts on the strength of Australian agriculture and opportunities for growth in the country’s north. “We are a trading nation and we have a relatively small population … Continue reading Spotlight on Northern Australia at Global Food Forum
Schneider Electric pledges open access to proprietary weather data to aid research on global food production
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today announced its intent to provide access to data generated from its WeatherSentry weather intelligence platform as part of the UN’s Data for Climate Action campaign.
A green energy initiative by Japanese processor NH Foods at Oakey Beef Exports in Australia has been praised for its environmental and business efficiency model from food producers around the globe.
A group of young Australian food entrepreneurs, mostly women, are working together at Australia’s first food industry ‘hackathon’.
The price, quality and seasonality of Australia’s food is increasingly being affected by climate change with Australia’s future food security under threat, a ground-breaking report by the Climate Council has revealed.