November 6, 2014

Food Industry News

This page contains the latest news from selected and respected sources.


Australian Food News

Thought for Food

Wanting to speed up production and make labelling less labour intensive, one of Australia’s top craft distillers needed a system that was flexible enough to cope with its small, yet constant volumes of various bottle shapes and give a professional label finish to match their brand promise. They found one with the right horsepower in a semi-automatic labelling system from Matthews.
Author: Brought to you by Matthews Australasia
Posted: September 22, 2017, 2:12 am
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has written to Amazon, asking them to ensure they comply with Australia’s unfair contract terms legislation.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 20, 2017, 6:20 am
Coles will soon stop paying its permanent weekend and late-night employees below-award penalties if a new Enterprise Barging Agreement is accepted.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 20, 2017, 6:17 am
Australian food and beverage companies are under-prepared to respond to a crisis says a new study conducted by the Australian Food and Grocery Council and insurance advisor, Victual.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 20, 2017, 6:13 am
For the first time in its history, Four’N Twenty is selling a product which is not a pie.  
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 20, 2017, 6:10 am
PureCircle’s 2017 financial year results have been hit hard by its inability to import to the US during the year.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 20, 2017, 6:07 am
Grocery baskets could soon be filling up with more organic food as Millennials become parents concerned with giving their children a healthy start in life.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 20, 2017, 6:04 am
Taking a break from your diet may be the key to losing more weight and keeping the kilos off say University of Tasmania researchers.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 20, 2017, 6:02 am
A new line of gluten-free biscuits made out of buckwheat is hitting Australian supermarkets.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:59 am
More and more people want to reduce their intake of, or even entirely avoid, food of animal origin for health or ethical reasons.
Author: Brought to you by WACKER
Posted: September 19, 2017, 12:36 am
Hans Spanish Chorizo sold through Coles supermarkets have been recalled due to an E. coli contamination.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 18, 2017, 6:03 am
Uncontrollable food cravings are one of the main reasons Australians fall of the diet bandwagon new CSIRO research has found.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:55 am
Domino’s is giving away 20, 000 free pizzas to help launch its new ‘Quality Fresh’ menu.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:52 am
An Adelaide café is the first in Australia to install an EpiPen station for diners with allergies.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:48 am
An emerging food company specialising in using native Australian food ingredients has won the 2017 Lion’s Den competition at this year’s Fine Foods event in Sydney.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:44 am
A new ‘no palm oil’ certification program has been launched by The Orangutan Alliance.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:41 am
Gelatissimo and Byron Bay Cookie Company have collaborated to create a new gelato flavour.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:32 am
Nespresso has launched a new range of barista inspired coffee capsules.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 18, 2017, 5:29 am
Sanitarium has launched a new version of Weet-Bix called ‘Weet-Bix Cholesterol Lowering’.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 13, 2017, 5:59 am
Mexican fast food chain Taco Bell is set to open in Australia again.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: September 13, 2017, 5:52 am
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Breaking News on Food & Beverage Development - Europe

The UK government has been accused of “suppressing” information on the impact that the UK’s exit from the European Union will have on food prices.

Posted: September 22, 2017, 2:01 pm

“Positive colour claims” can lift a product’s performance and help food makers tap into the growing global demand for clean labels, consumer research sponsored by colour specialist GNT Group reveals.

Posted: September 22, 2017, 1:17 pm

The Food and Land Use Coalition has been formed to coordinate efforts to tackle the “huge opportunities and challenges” in how land is used to generate food.

Posted: September 22, 2017, 12:32 pm

'The coffee cocktail renaissance is set to explode with ‘a perfect synergy of coffee and cocktail cultures’ already underway, according to research from The Future Laboratory.

Posted: September 22, 2017, 10:58 am

EU-baked project INCluSilver is launching financial aid vouchers for companies working on personalised nutrition for the elderly.

Posted: September 22, 2017, 10:41 am

Schenck Process is entering an ‘exciting new chapter’ and expanding its international footprint following an agreement with Blackstone.

Posted: September 22, 2017, 8:35 am

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has announced a collaboration with the Mayo Clinic on personalized nutrition solutions to healthy body weight through probiotics, prebiotics, and other nutrients.

Posted: September 21, 2017, 9:43 pm

UK distributor Salutivia has invested in a new food and nutrition laboratory to ensure product innovation - "a key factor to wealth creation during the Brexit years", it says.

Posted: September 21, 2017, 2:59 pm

General Mills has returned its European business to growth thanks to higher sales from its Häagen-Dazs and snack bar brands.

Posted: September 21, 2017, 2:00 pm

Increased organic production would support the development of more sustainable food systems across Europe, IFOAM EU’s deputy director and policy manager Eric Gall tells FoodNavigator.

Posted: September 21, 2017, 1:01 pm

tna has launched a vibratory motion blending system (VMBS) called roflo 3 to mix multiple dry or wet products.

Posted: September 21, 2017, 12:31 pm

Tesco is spearheading a drive to reduce food waste, with 24 of its largest food suppliers – including Kerry Foods, Greencore and Bakkavor – committing to cutting food waste in their production processes.  

Posted: September 21, 2017, 11:34 am

Henk Kamp, the Netherlands Minister of Economic Affairs, has given €130m ($155m) SDE+ (Stimulation of Sustainable Energy Production) subsidy to Cooperative Jumpstart for the installation of 103 manure monofermentation systems at dairy farms.

Posted: September 21, 2017, 10:25 am

Food manufacturers targeting children are under pressure to provide products that meet certain health standards – making health a major innovation driver. But does actual consumption reflect this?

Posted: September 20, 2017, 5:04 pm

Some of the world’s biggest food companies will standardise their food date labels globally by 2020 in a bid to reduce food waste.

Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:55 pm

As the new free-trade agreement between the European Union and Canada enters into force, FoodNavigator looks at what this means for food manufacturers.

Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:15 pm

Arla Foods’ has become the latest food manufacturer to join the EU Pledge - an initiative that promotes responsible food marketing to children that already boasts Nestlé, Unilever, Mondelez, Mars and Coca-Cola among its members. But with the Danish dairy firm joining the ranks, is the voluntary commitment making as much of an impact as it set out to do back in 2007?

Posted: September 20, 2017, 11:56 am

A group of international scientists has decoded the pearl millet genome to discover how the crop survives high temperatures and drought.

Posted: September 20, 2017, 10:36 am

Ever-lasting foam in ice cream or beer without artificial stabilisers? Swiss researchers have "for the first time" developed a novel strategy to make foam bubbles last "essentially ‘forever".

Posted: September 20, 2017, 9:44 am

Consumption of soy-based foods could be used to help tackle the global obesity crisis thanks to its high protein and isoflavone content, new research suggests. 

Posted: September 19, 2017, 1:41 pm


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