• 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 2 comments

  • 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

  • Things get tough for beef

    Beef traders in Korea, the US and Japan are all reporting difficult market conditions due to the uncertainty created by the global financial turmoil, according to Meat and Livestock Australia.

    October 29, 2008 0 comment

  • Meat demands set to change

    According to Meat & Livestock Australia, an economic slowdown gripping almost all developed economies will impact demand for red meat as consumers change consumption and spending patterns toward lower value products.

    October 15, 2008 0 comment

  • World first collaboration to unravel food structure

    Australian scientists and manufacturers have joined forces in a collaboration that utilises state of the art technology and materials science to determine the molecular structure of the protein components in some of our most common foods.

    October 9, 2008 0 comment

  • A sustainable future with liner-less labels

    A new liner-less labelling system is Le Mac’s latest initiative to develop sustainable labelling options for the Australian packaging industry, supporting packaging minimisation initiatives and contributing towards delivering NPC targets for landfill reduction.

    October 9, 2008 0 comment

  • BFA says organic’s the way to carbon reduction

    The BFA’s Organic Advantage newsletter reports that a German study has considered how appetites affect carbon emissions, finding diets low in meat and dairy are best, with organic alternatives able to significantly reduce chewing up of carbon credits.

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

  • Aussie beef stampedes to Russia

    Expected to take 90,000 tonnes of Australian beef this year, compared with only 5000 tonnes last year, the export opportunities in Russia’s exciting market are demanding producers sit up and take notice.

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

  • Meating demands

    The retail prices of meat are projected to grow over the coming five years by up to 2.2% per annum.

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

  • Causing a Stir-loin

    Developed to answer a consumer-driven need for more consistently tender product, Fishers Beef Sirloin was the Highly Commended entrant in this year’s Meat & Smallgoods Award.

    August 22, 2008 0 comment

  • The judges of Australia have made their choice

    Dine has been named the FOOD Challenge Awards winner in this year’s jam-packed Soups & Prepared Meals category.

    August 22, 2008 44 comments

  • Cargill meats the mark

    The world’s microwavable foods market is forecast to reach $79.5 billion by the end of the decade, and this year’s Meat & Smallgoods Award winner, Cargill Beef Australia, plans to be at the forefront of the boom.

    August 22, 2008 0 comment

  • Australian beef makes its mark on Russia

    Russia has emerged as a big buyer of Australian beef, easing the impact of falling demand in traditional export markets, an analysis shows.

    August 13, 2008 43 comments

  • CSIRO cuts 50 jobs & shuts food plant

    The CSIRO will shed up to 50 jobs in food science research and close its Sydney food processing test plant in a bid to save $6 million over the next two years.

    August 4, 2008 0 comment

  • Don Smallgoods to close two factories

    Iconic meat company Don Smallgoods will shut factories at Altona in Victoria and Spearwood in Western Australia in a bid to stem losses and consolidate the company’s operations.

    August 1, 2008 13 comments

  • Hormel Foods Australia

    Hormel Foods Australia is part of the international Hormel Foods Corporation (HFC) based in Austin, Minnesota.

    July 31, 2008 54 comments

  • Truck strike fizzles out

    The national truck stoppage was cancelled after three days of protest.

    July 31, 2008 0 comment

  • Awards winners announced!

    The 2008 FOOD Challenge Awards was a night to remember, with winners from every sector of the food and beverage industries.

    July 28, 2008 0 comment