SPC Ardmona has decided to move the fine print from the back of its labels to the front enabling consumers to easily identify where the ingredients originate from.
The Productivity Commission will look into the possible introduction of “safeguards” against imported processed fruits and tomatoes, following SPC Ardmona’s announcement that it will axe up to 114 growers for next summer.
Aggressive pricing tactics and a weakening processing sector resulted in the Aussie apple and pear industry enduring trying times over the past 12 months.
750,000 unwanted fruit trees are expected to be destroyed by spring in Victoria’s troubled Goulburn Valley region.
Superfoods is a buzzword now part of mainstream food and health language, often touted as miracle foods that cure all ills, stave off ageing and disease, or aid weight loss.
A proposal to allow Californian grapes into Western Australia is seeing the state’s Department of Agriculture take on its federal counterpart in an effort to maintain its pest-free reputation.
The Avolution is a new avocado marketing company bringing producers from around the country together to help ensure consumers have a year-round supply of the fruit.
If a research project from the University of Sydney has its way, robots will be replacing farm workers in the next five to 10 years.
In light of recent announcements from Simplot and McCains regarding cutbacks to their produce supply, AUSBUY have come out to say that when it comes down to it, the only ones to blame are ourselves.
Goulburn Valley orchardist Peter Hall, along with fellow fruit growers and officials from the Manufacturing Workers Union discussed the regions fruit crisis with parliamentarians in Canberra yesterday.
Food processor McCain Foods has confirmed that four potato growers in Ballarat will not have their contracts renewed for the October/ November harvest period.
Simplot Australia has advised employees that two of its plants are under threat of closure, with the food manufacturer blaming a very competitive market and unsustainably high costs.
New Zealand’s primary producers are reaping the benefits of the high cost of doing business here in Australia.
A new fruit range, Fast & Fruity by Freshfields, has just been launched in Australia and is available in Coles stores nationally.
New research from the University of Western Australia has provided valuable insights into the devastating fungal infection, Fusarium Wit which attacks strawberries.
The Federal Government’s new National Food Plan will be launched this weekend and is expected to outline policies for food production, processing and accessibility.
As the size of the average Australian waistline continues to expand, everything from salt intake, fat content and sugar have been under scrutiny, forcing businesses to develop healthier alternatives.
Australia’s recent love for cider does not appear to be a passing phase with consumption predicted to double within the coming years.
The nation’s supermarket giants, Coles and Woolworths have both recently launched initiatives to source produce from local producers in Far North Queensland.
Successful strawberry grower, Anthony Yewers, has invested in a property at Pemberton WA as his Berry Sweet strawberry business continues to prosper.