• Silver Fern – PGW dispute

    A mediator has been appointed to oversee negotiations between NZ meat firm Silver Fern Farms and rural services group PGG Wrightson Limited (PGW), after PGW breached an agreement that would have seen it take a 50% share holding in the meat group.

    March 9, 2009 0 comment

  • Lilydale makes gourmet chicken easy

    Free range chicken brand Lilydale has collaborated with a celebrity chef Luke Mangan for its new range.

    March 2, 2009 0 comment

  • Steggles Strips to spice up taste buds

    Bartter Steggles has launched two new products in their Strips range, Peri Peri Chicken Strips and Southern Style Strips

    February 25, 2009 0 comment

  • Export opportunities on the rise

    Strong increases for both lamb and beef prices for the coming year are being forecast by Meat & Wool New Zealand’s Economic Service.

    February 23, 2009 0 comment

  • Top 10 flavours for 2009

    Bell Flavors & Fragrances, a global producer of ingredients for the food and beverage industries, has published a list of favourable flavour trends for the coming year.

    February 23, 2009 0 comment

  • Responding to the market slump

    As the global recession bites and consumers turn to cheaper cuts of beef, Australia’s largest cattle rancher, Australian Agricultural Company, is reorganising its operations.

    February 18, 2009 0 comment

  • Dedicated to food

    Western Australia’s first dedicated food and agriculture vocational college, at the Australian College of Training, has opened.

    February 9, 2009 0 comment

  • New labels to wring out waste

    A labelling system that tracks the “water footprint” of foods sold in supermarkets would help combat the $5 billion worth of food that goes to waste each year, a leading environmental campaigner claims.

    February 2, 2009 0 comment

  • Feature on Meat & Smallgoods

    FOOD Magazine invites editorial contributions and story ideas for its meat and smallgoods feature in the March 2009 issue.

    February 2, 2009 0 comment

  • Dioxins in Irish pork

    Since being notified by the Irish Government that dioxins had been detected in pork, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has worked closely with Australian Customs Service and the Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service who have confirmed that fresh pig meat, bacon or ham from Ireland cannot be imported to Australia either directly from Ireland or through a third country.

    December 15, 2008 0 comment

  • Foods of the future

    While Cheerios and chicken may be popular today, business information analysts IBISWorld have released their forecast for what consumers will be piling into shopping trolleys in five years’ time.

    December 5, 2008 0 comment

  • Free food draws industry support

    While many players in the food industry are worried about the impact of the global financial crisis on sales, one Melbourne organisation is anticipating growing demand in 2009.

    December 5, 2008 0 comment

  • World leaders in sustainability

    New Zealand’s food and beverage industry has been creating a climate change of its own, setting a greening benchmark for the world.

    December 5, 2008 0 comment

  • Helping industries comply with EREP requirements

    Eimco Water Technologies-AJM Environmental Services has opened a dedicated office in Victoria to serve the rapidly growing needs of industry for wastewater treatment plants that effectively treat their effluent and reduce water usage.

    December 4, 2008 0 comment

  • Here’s hoping – help Hans

    Processed meat producer Hans has gone into voluntary administration, after battling higher feed costs due to the drought and increased competition in the pork market.

    December 1, 2008 0 comment

  • 3 x 20 for Four ‘n Twenty

    An Austrlian icon – the Patties Foods meat pie, Four’N Twenty, has celebrated its 60th birthday with the opening of a $21 million investment to increase production.

    December 1, 2008 0 comment

  • Liquid in the lamb

    NZ lamb mince, being sold in England, has been found to have four times the legal level of added water by British food technicians checking the products.

    November 26, 2008 0 comment

  • Frozen in time

    Cuddon Freeze Dry are celebrating 70 years in business this year. Having commenced as general engineers specialising in manufacturing, irrigation and refrigeration, the company has grown into a leading player in the field of vacuum freeze drying equipment.

    November 10, 2008 0 comment

  • First DHA Omega-3 baby food range in Australia

    Australian parents now have a new way to help ensure their babies have optimal brain and eye development thanks to Rafferty’s Garden’s newly released range of food for bubs, containing the vital DHA Omega-3 compound.

    November 3, 2008 0 comment

  • Australian charge to free range chicken

    Australians are voting with their wallets on the way they want their chicken meat to be raised, with three in five choosing chickens that are free to roam outside in paddocks and guaranteed to not contain growth hormones.

    October 29, 2008 7 comments