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.
The Abbott government is allegedly close to rejecting food processor SPC Ardmona’s plea for funding amid fears that it could spark a ‘dangerous precedent’ for other companies in financial trouble.
A Waikato (New Zealand) Inghams Chicken employee has been awarded $4000 in compensation for unfair dismissal.
In light of today’s announcement of a $47 billion dollar deficit in the mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook, the distilled spirits industry is calling for an urgent reform of alcohol taxes to secure a predictable government revenue stream from alcohol sales.
As part of the Tasmanian Government’s Innovation and Investment grants scheme, a number of local food manufacturers will have the opportunity to reach new markets and expand their production capacities.
The Legislative and Governance Forum on Food Regulation met in Melbourne to discuss a range of pertinent issues relating to food regulation late last week.
The Baiada family group of companies has announced plans to construct a multimillion dollar Science Park at Luddenham in Sydney’s west.
Consumer watchdog Choice has released new research which has found that a clear majority of Australians are in favour of the new Health Star Rating scheme as opposed to the industry developed, front-of-pack labelling system.
A peer reviewed report on the first stage of a government inquiry into the Fonterra whey protein contamination scare has been released, sighting New Zealand’s food safety regulation model as one of the best in the world.
A new collaboration between agribusiness farmers and the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) known as the Red Meat Profit Partnership is set to boost farmer productivity and profitability throughout NZ’s red meat industry.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has filed separate proceedings in the Federal Court against egg producers for misleading ‘free range’ claims.
Australia’s agricultural exports are expected to hit $38 billion in the next financial year, up approximately eight percent on the average for the past five years.
NSW Fair Trading has released its response to Choice’s super complaint about misleading free range claims, supporting the consumer watchdog’s calls for a national standard.
The Productivity Commission released a staff working paper today that examines recent productivity performance in manufacturing with a focus on the cause of its decline.
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.
Consumer watchdog Choice says that new food labels designed to encourage healthy eating are under threat due to pressure from the food industry.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council has stated that a multilateral agreement must be reached at the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference in order to build momentum for trade liberalisation.
The federal government has recruited the former Labor minister for Climate Change, Industry and Innovation, Greg Combet to negotiate a rescue package for Australia’s largest remaining fruit and vegetable processor, SPC Ardmona.
Former deputy leader of the Liberal Party, Peter Reith has criticised the Abbott government over blocking the sale of GrainCorp, stating that the final decision had little to do with national interest.
A $40 million research and development partnership between the Victorian government and Dairy Australia will help accelerate productivity growth in the state’s dairy industry, said minister for agriculture and food security, Peter Walsh.