Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce has announced that Australian table grape producers should soon be able to export to the Korean market following the finalisation of associated trade conditions.
A national shortage of avocados has pushed the prices of the fruit up to $50 a tray at Melbourne’s wholesale market equating to around $3.80 per piece of fruit in stores.
Supermarket giant Coles has launched a new healthy eating campaign in conjunction with one of Australia’s best known marketers for fresh fruit and vegetables, Perfection Fresh.
The Federal Government has announced a free trade agreement with Korea which will see the elimination of tariffs on potatoes, carrots, tomatoes and a number of other horticultural products.
Premium Italian tomato brand, Mutti together with gourmet retail outlet, Salt Meats Cheese have joined forces to serve traditional Italian fare to Sydneysiders at the soon to be completed, Salt Meats Cheese Mutti Pasta Bar.
As Australia’s largest remaining fruit and vegetable processor, SPC Ardmona is taking on new and innovative ways to remind Aussie’s of the importance of choosing high quality, locally grown products.
The Anti-Dumping Commissioner has decided to enforce a nine percent tariff on imported tinned tomatoes, despite the Productivity Commission rejected an application for safeguards just weeks ago.
Victorian based cannery, SPC Ardmona has offered to supply canned food to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Australia’s largest food relief organisation, Foodbank, has received more than 160,000 cans of soup – equivalent to around 300,000 serves of vegetables – from Campbell Arnott’s.
The construction of a new $12m hydroponic tomato growing operation in Katunga Victoria is expected to create 90 new jobs.
Vegetable processor Simplot has announced that its Tasmanian Devonport plant will remain in operation for at least another three years to fulfil its contracts with both Coles and Woolworths.
SPC Ardmona, the nation’s last remaining fruit processor says that it may be forced to close if the Abbott government refuses to come through with a $25m grant promised by the former Labor government.
New Zealand kiwifruit company, Zespri is currently being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) after the company’s Chinese subsidiary was fined almost $1m, leading to the incarceration of an employee for five years.
Food processor Simplot is expected to announce if its Tasmanian Devonport plant will remain open later this week.
You’d be hard pressed to come across a topic in the Australian food manufacturing sector that generates as much passionate discussion as how to best support Australian brands using Australian ingredients.
Woolworths has announced as $17m plan that will see the retailer cease importing frozen vegetables for its private label products in favour of supporting local industry.
Peak industry body, Summerfruits Australia, has urged shoppers to check the country of origin of their fruit, as imported nectarines and peaches are expected to be on shelves when the Australian season begins.
McCain Foods has announced that 59 jobs will be lost following the closure of its South Australian Penola potato processing plant.
A fungal disease which was found in the Cavendish banana variety in August has become a catalyst to the destruction of banana trees across the Northern Territory.
Accelerated reports compiled by the Productivity Commission have found that a request by Australian food manufacturers to instil emergency safeguard measures against cheap imported processed fruit and tomato products are not warranted.