The Australian Industry Group has welcomed today’s Fair Work Commission (FWC) Penalty Rates Decision. “The Commission has accepted Ai Group’s evidence and arguments to re-set penalty rates in the fast food industry to better align them with the characteristics and needs of 21st century workplaces,” Ai Group Chief Executive Innes Willox said. “Ai Group represented the … Continue reading Food industry penalty rate change applauded by business
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
Donut King has launched a new store concept, which it claims takes its cinnamon doughnut to new heights. The company’s new DK Magic store design pays homage to the brand’s most popular product by focusing solely on warm donuts, paired with a hot drink, milkshake or bottled drink. “In addition to original cinnamon, customers are now … Continue reading Donut King tries a little magic with new store
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
Mencom’s T-Type Hygienic rectangular connectors are designed for installation on food industry machines and systems. The food safe and self-extinguishing thermoplastic material is easily cleanable and resistant to the cleaning and sanitising agents commonly used in food processing factories. There are two series available in the Hygienic enclosures, T-Type/H and T-Type/C. T-Type/H is designed for … Continue reading Food safe rectantgular connectors
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
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
Melbourne Moonshine Cáscara Moonshine is made from the dehydrated cherries of the coffee plant. Traditionally discarded, Campos says it has worked with a small coffee farm in Costa Rica to keep and naturally dry the cherries, resulting in a fruity coffee variety that gives a more subtle tea-like taste. Campos Coffee, the specialty roaster founded … Continue reading Coffee cherry moonshine ready for Xmas from Campos
Methane concentrations in the atmosphere are growing faster than any time in the past 20 years. The increase is largely driven by the growth in food production, according to the Global Methane Budget released today. Methane is contributing less to global warming than carbon dioxide (CO₂), but it is a very powerful greenhouse gas. Since … Continue reading Methane from food production – the next wildcard in climate change
The Chairman of Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG), Philip Tracy, today announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Ari Mervis as the new Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of MG and MG Responsible Entity Limited. He will commence on Monday, 13 February 2017. Commenting on the appointment of Mr Mervis, Mr Tracy … Continue reading Ari Mervis appointed CEO and MD of Murray Goulburn
Twinings has released a new blend, Twinings Morning Tea, created by Master Tea Blender Philippa Thacker and 10th generation Twining, Stephen Twining, due to hit shelves late January 2017. “Speaking with dozens of Australian women during my recent tour around Australia, I discovered what women really wanted from a cup of tea was refreshment, and … Continue reading Twinings releases new tea blend
Australasia’s iconic food manufacturing event, foodpro, will be partnering with Food Innovation Australia (FIAL) in a brand new initiative: The Supply Chain Integrity Zone. Security in the supply chain is vital to the food manufacturing process with traceability and audit compliance a priority; however smaller manufacturers often find it costly to comply. The majority of … Continue reading Small manufacturers will get into the zone at foodpro
Following a successful Sydney debut last weekend, Heineken is set to bring its Heineken Saturday event to the rest of Australia, and in turn, extending the partnership with the Royal Croquet Club. The next stop for the event of the beer brand will be Melbourne on 17 December, before rolling out at Perth, Adelaide and … Continue reading Heineken’s partnership with Royal Croquet Club extended
The Bundaberg Distilling Company (BDC), Australia’s most awarded rum distillery has released the limited edition Bundaberg Rum Master Distillers’ Collection (MDC) Solera, and the highly anticipated return of Bundaberg Rum Black. Launching at The Spirit of Bundaberg Festival on the 15th October, Bundaberg Rum Solera is a celebration of the modern era of premium rum. … Continue reading Bundy Rum gets all fancy with its new Master Distillers’ collection
Fastec Imaging’s IL5 High-Speed 5MP Camera enables you to record any production equipment moving or turning at high-speed, such as drives, motors and bearings, and vibration or alignment problems. It is also provides performance analysis or troubleshooting using slow motion replay. For analysis or troubleshooting using slow motion replay, so you can see what you … Continue reading High speed production camera
Bulla Dairy Foods has built on the success of their Lamington and Coconut Ice range with the introduction of three new flavour stick ice cream combinations.
Recent statistics from the United States Small Business Association show nearly 90 per cent of businesses fail within two years of experiencing a disaster.
Industrialisation has left much of the urban environment contaminated with a variety of heavy metals, chemicals and pesticide residue.