RPC Group, a global plastic product design and engineering company for both packaging and selected non-packaging markets, has purchased Amber Plastics for an undisclosed sum.
A new study has found that despite consumers’ decreased sugar intake, Australian obesity rates are higher than ever. In recent years, scientists have linked excessive sugar consumption with obesity. This has led to a number of initiatives to decrease added or refined sugars in Australia’s food and beverages. The nation has recently experienced the biggest … Continue reading Australian obesity increases despite lower sugar intake
It’s the mystery of all mysteries of science. Why is it that humans are so unusual compared to all other life? The key to solving this riddle lies in explaining the evolution of our large brains and exceptional intelligence. For as long as humanity has been contemplating our existence we must surely have been struck … Continue reading Food for thought? Diet helps explain unique human brainpower
The $27.7m capital investment lifts the plant’s production capacity and provides a world-class food safety environment.
A study by statistics firm Statista researched 43,000 consumers from 49 different countries to determine the world’s most respected ‘Made in’ labels. According to the study, Australia ranks 14th. Germany ranked first, receiving 100 index points, closely followed by Switzerland with 98 index points. Other nations in the top five include the EU as … Continue reading ‘Made in Australia’ label ranked #14 globally
Australia’s ready-meal sector will surpass $1 billion in the near future and a shift towards healthier eating is playing a major part, it has been claimed. Paul Hitchcock, CEO of Patties Foods, has said the company is seeking new acquisitions with projections showing the huge growth in the market. Having recently acquired Australian Wholefoods, he … Continue reading Patties CEO says more takeovers on the table
The third biggest wine company in China is planning a $80 million winery based in Australia, which it hope will rival exporters to the Chinese market. Weilong Grape Wine Company is proposing to expand its Grand Dragon brand to Mildura, only several kilometres from the Karadoc winery in north-west Victoria. The move presents “one of … Continue reading Chinese wine company searches for Australian vineyards
Since China is most likely to become the world’s largest gourmet chocolate market, Barry Callebaut’s gourmet business in China is busy catering to the needs of chocolatiers, pastry chefs, bakeries, hotels, restaurants and caterers, the company said. The Barry Callebaut Group, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products for the food industry, … Continue reading Chocolate maker eyes top-end Chinese market
NiceLabel, one of the world’s leading developers of label and marking productivity software solutions has helped dairy company Arla Foods find a standardised label management solution for all of its industrial printers. NiceLabel’s technology enabled this large food manufacturer to significantly reduce costs and increase label accuracy and productivity. A critical part of Arla’s brand identity … Continue reading Dairy company reduces costs with label management system
Beston Global Food (BFC) has announced that its Parmesan cheese is back in production at Murray Bridge after a five-year hiatus. Beston this week began production of its first batches of the popular hard cheese destined for consumers across the country, and overseas. BFC Chief Executive Officer, Sean Ebert, said while the Company’s specialist cheesemakers … Continue reading Beston brings back its Parmesan cheese
Western Australian meat processor and packer Harvey Beef has announced a new Rangelands beef brand, targeting consumers interested in animal welfare and hormone-free meat. According to Harvey Beef, Rangelands beef is backed by accredited animal welfare standards, and promises to be hormone and antibiotic free, as well as grass-fed. “The beef will be sourced from … Continue reading Harvey Beef announces new ethical meat brand
Refresh Group has acquired Sydney-based bottled water supplier Aquazuro Australia, with the intention to integrate Aquazuro’s bottled water delivery business into its existing operations. Aside from Neverfail, owned by Coca-Cola Amatil, Refresh is the only other company in the home and office delivery segment of the bottled water market that operates in multiple locations, according … Continue reading Refresh Group acquires bottled water supplier Aquazuro
Products which use packaging by Jet Technologies don’t only stand out on the shelf, but also present brands professionally.
As the hype around 3D printing continues to grow, red meat has been identified as the next product that could benefit substantially from the technology. According to experts, 3D printing could result in added value to current secondary cuts, trims and products by developing “meat ink”. For example, the technology could be used in the … Continue reading Red meat: the next product to be revolutionised by 3D printing
A new agreement between China and Australia means the number of processors allowed to send chilled, or refrigerated and cryovaced beef cuts to China will more than triple. Specifically, the number of meat processors permitted to export chilled beef to China will increase from 10 to 36, with another 15 expected to have pending approvals … Continue reading Australia to triple chilled beef exports to China
More than 100 Australian wineries were recently on show at one of the world’s biggest industry events in a bid to further boost surging exports. The Wine Australia exhibit at ProWein 2017 which was held from March 19 to 21 in Germany featured 500 wines from 76 wineries across 39 varieties and 34 Australian … Continue reading Aussie wines set for German markets
Four-N Twenty is launching its new Chilli Beef Pie, which has been developed for “adventurous eaters who are keen to try a new and exciting flavour”. The pie is made from chunks of eight-hour slow-cooked 100 per cent Australian beef, with a spicy chilli gravy, wrapped in a golden pastry. “Chilli has been identified as … Continue reading New Chilli Beef Pie from Four-N Twenty
AUSPACK 2017 was a record-breaking Sydney show, drawing well over 6,000 visitors over its four days.
Tetra Pak is ramping up its offering of Tetra Recart in the Australian and New Zealand markets, providing a new solution for food manufacturers.
The Australian Institute of Packaging welcomed a new National President and new Board at their annual general meeting last week.