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
Annies Fruit Bars, a subsidiary of Kono NZ, has been named as the Best Kids Food Product in the 2016 Munch Foods Awards. The awards, now in their fourth year, are run by Munch, an eco-friendly New Zealand company that makes and markets products and offers ideas and recipes online to feed the family. The … Continue reading Annies Fruit Bars clean up at the Munch Awards
Exair has added smaller and larger sizes to the air operated 316 Stainless Steel Threaded Line Vac conveyor product line, which is designed to convert ordinary pipe into a powerful in-line conveying system for food products, pharmaceuticals and other bulk materials. The 316SS Threaded Line Vac is now available with NPT threads for use on … Continue reading Stainless steel pipe conveyor for food makers
Australia’s newest distillery, Cape Byron Distillery has launched its first spirit, Brookie’s Byron Dry Gin via Australian crowdfunding platform Pozible. Created by Eddie Brook and acclaimed Scottish distiller Jim McEwan, Brookie’s captures the unique tastes and flavours of sub-tropical New South Wales. The distillery itself is nestled in the very heart of the Brook family’s … Continue reading Australia’s newest distillery made Pozible by crowdfunding
According to reports, UK-based meat processor Hilton Food Group has announced the opening of a new meat processing facility in Queensland. The facility will be primarily supplying Woolworths and will be capable of supplying Woolworths stores across both Queensland and parts of New South Wales, with beef, lamb, pork and other meat products. The company is now … Continue reading Hilton Food Group to open $115m meat plant in Queensland
Asahi Beverages, the Australia New Zealand business of the Japanese beverage giant and Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology business services company, have been jointly recognised for the ‘Best BPO Sourcing’ partnership of 2016 by the ANZ Paragon Awards, presented in Sydney. Now in their sixth year, the Paragon Awards honour and recognize companies … Continue reading Asahi Beverages & Wipro partnership recognised with award
Pressed Pear Juice from Riviana has been released in a 1 litre Tetra Pak. According to the company, Riviana Pressed Pear Juice is made from quality fresh pears which have been pressed against a fine sieve to extract the juice. The cloudy appearance underscores the fact that it is not made from concentrate and has not been … Continue reading Riviana releases pressed pear juice in a 1 litre Tetra Pak
Solidifying its position as Australia’s most sustainable tuna brand, Simplot Australia owned John West, was awarded the highest accolade at the 2016 Banksia Sustainability Awards, in Sydney recently. John West Australia, the only national supermarket brand to be recognised in the awards this year, won the Communication for Change Award, followed by the prestigious 2016 … Continue reading John West lands top sustainability award
ELIX Polymers has launched a new ABS grade for use in products that come into contact with food and which also require extra toughness and resistance to high temperatures. Target applications include kitchenware, products for preparation and storage of food, and also toys. The new M545TF grade will enhance the company’s Healthcare portfolio, which already … Continue reading ELIX Polymers launches new food grade contact material
When it comes to choosing a bulk packaging system, every business has its own unique needs. There are different types of bulk packaging systems available on the market, and each machine comes with its own uses and advantages. Some focus more on outer packaging functions such as forming, cleaning, and sealing. Others focus more on … Continue reading What bulk packaging system should you choose?
A forensic accountant has alleged that dairy processor Murray Goulburn may have overstated its earnings and even lost money in the last financial year. It was claimed in early November that its treatment of the milk supplier support program in its accounts was wrong. This in turn has led to dairy farmers doubting whether they’ll get repaid, … Continue reading Did milk processor overstate its accounts?
Rosella is set to unveil a new logo this November, which the company claims will be the most dramatic change in the company’s visual identity for 20 years. According to Senior Brand Manager, Kristine Dalton, “The most immediate change is the rosella bird itself. We have revisited the grassroots of our original logo whilst preserving the distinctive, … Continue reading Rosella flies off with new branding
General Mills has today announced that it will be restructuring its Australian operations. Part of this restructure will mean the closure of General Mills’ manufacturing facility in Mount Waverley, Victoria along with the consolidation of its Australian manufacturing activity into an expanded production facility in Rooty Hill, New South Wales. The closure of the Mount Waverley … Continue reading General Mills announces major restructure & closure of Victorian facility
Coca-Cola has announced details of Powerade’s new Australian Summer campaign ‘Smash the Sweat’. The campaign is designed to encourage consumers to smash the sticky, humid conditions associated with the season through the launch of limited edition Powerade sport-themed ‘shrink packs’ aimed at generating cut-through during the key summer period. The strategy, said the company, revolves around … Continue reading Coca-Cola launches Aussie summer ‘sweat smasher’ with sports stars
The banana is the world’s most popular fruit crop, with over 100 million metric tons produced annually in over 130 tropical and subtropical countries. Edible bananas are the result of a genetic accident in nature that created the seedless fruit we enjoy today. Virtually all the bananas sold across the Western world belong to the … Continue reading With the familiar Cavendish banana in danger, can science help it survive?
Market research company Euromonitor International’s white paper “Sustainability and the New Normal for Natural Resources” has revealed that reliable access to natural resources is of critical importance to governments, businesses and consumers. According to the whitepaper, in 2015, the World Economic Forum mentioned water crisis as the number one long-term global threat. Still underestimated by … Continue reading Global water crisis a concern for food and drinks makers
Some 75 per cent of Australian seafood consumers believe in order to save the ocean, we have to consume fish and seafood only from sustainable sources, making it a top priority, reveals the Marine Stewardship Council’s annual report and independent research launched today. This represents a significant shift in consumption habits as Australian seafood shoppers … Continue reading Australian consumers demanding sustainably sourced seafood claims new research
In the classic factory of the 1950s, security was simple. Managers strolled from their offices on a floor that towered over plant activity, closely observing whether shift crews below were doing what they were supposed to do. Because employees knew the eyes of a supervisor may be upon them at any time, they were less … Continue reading Keeping Modern (Food) Manufacturing Secure
Schaeffler Australia has introduced FAG Arcanol FOOD2 grease which is designed to be sturdier and more energy saving than other lubricants on the market. The latest FAG Arcanol FOOD2 grease not only meets strict sanitation standards, but also copes with high stresses and ambient conditions. It is also kosher and halal certified. “Bearings typically used … Continue reading New food grade grease improves bearing performance
Calabria Wines has outclassed the competition at the recent China Wine & Spirits Awards, taking home three Gold Medals from the competition, including the prestigious Double Gold. The company’s 2013 Iconic Grand Reserve Barossa Valley Shiraz was awarded the superior Double Gold, while the 2014 Three Bridges Durif & 2014 Three Bridges Barossa Valley Shiraz both … Continue reading Aussie wine scoops three gold CWSA Awards