• 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 0 comment

  • 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 0 comment

  • 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 0 comment

  • Hormel Foods Australia

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

    July 31, 2008 0 comment

  • 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

  • Draft of organic standard out for public comment

    Consumers and manufacturers alike can soon be confident that organic products are truly what they seem as the development of an Australian Standard for the organic and biodynamic industry nears completion.

    July 16, 2008 0 comment

  • Foodtech Packtech 2008

    New Zealand’s only dedicated food technology and packaging trade event, Foodtech Packtech 2008, runs 21 to 23 October at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds.

    July 14, 2008 0 comment

  • Australia’s ready to eat

    Time is of the essence. How to save it? Where to cut corners? What to spend the precious little on? Food manufacturers are tapping into these consumer concerns and the market is being flooded with ready to serve, ready to heat, and ready to eat, prepared meals.

    July 11, 2008 0 comment

  • Digging through China’s bureaucracy

    China’s burgeoning middle and upper classes have a big appetite for Western-style food and beverage products, which they associate with an affluent lifestyle.

    July 11, 2008 0 comment