November 6, 2014

Food Industry News

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Woolworths’ decision to decrease the amount of Coca-Cola Amatil’s Mount Franklin water it stocks signals a distinct shift in supermarket strategy away from big brands to private-label products says IBISWorld.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 26, 2017, 6:31 am
Snowdale, one of Western Australia’s largest egg producers has been penalised AUD $750, 000 for making false or misleading representations that its eggs were ‘free range’.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 26, 2017, 6:27 am
Retail Food Group (RFG) will be expanding further into the Middle East, just having entered into joint ventures with United Arab Emirates businesses; the Al Hathboor Group and the HKO Group.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 26, 2017, 6:24 am
Peters Ice Cream and Arnott’s have partnered to launch a new ice cream line.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 26, 2017, 6:20 am
Aldi Australia says its tap accused of possibly causing lead poisoning is safe for use after independent testing was conducted.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 26, 2017, 6:18 am
A leading Australian health research body is calling for added sugars to be declared on food packaging.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 26, 2017, 6:15 am
Murray Goulburn (MG) dairy co-operative says it will still pay a southern milk region farmgate milk price of AUD $5.20 per kilogram of milk solids despite a reduction in its milk intake.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 26, 2017, 6:07 am
Australian snack company, Funch, is looking to expand its market share and is making a number of changes to help do so.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 26, 2017, 6:04 am
Automated vision inspection has application across a host of industries, doing a host of different checks. And because it’s objective, automated and highly repeatable, it can solve many issues. On top of that, the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) means the future for vision is exciting. Here are the top five problems automated vision inspection can solve.
Author: Brought to you by Matthews Australasia
Posted: July 25, 2017, 12:13 am
AmazonFresh’s entry into Australia has been “overplayed” says market research firm, IBISWorld.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 24, 2017, 6:08 am
Australian publicly-listed Retail Food Group is to expand its presence into Scandinavia after a Swedish firm secured Master Franchise rights for Donut King.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 24, 2017, 6:08 am
Behind every customer question is a potential business opportunity.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 24, 2017, 6:07 am
Forget about vertical farms, could the future of food farming be in outer-space?
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:38 am
Australian food rescue charity, OzHarvest, has revealed Australia’s most wasted ingredients in an effort to stop food going to waste.  
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:33 am
Amazon would not have paid $13.8 Billion for Whole foods without a plan.
Author: Contributed opinion piece by Allen Roberts, Strategy Audit
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:30 am
Premium UK beverage brand, Fever-Tree, is now selling its mixers through Woolworths supermarkets.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:16 am
Freedom Foods has launched a new line of quinoa chips under its Crafted Blends range.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 24, 2017, 5:14 am
Kellogg’s and Sanitarium have both decided not to renew Halal certifications for their cereal products.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:49 am
New Zealand vanilla producer, Heilala, has turned to selling extract mixed with flavouring as global vanilla prices continue to rise. For the second year running, international prices for vanilla has skyrocketed as demand outstrips supply. The African nation of Madagascar, responsible for most of the world’s vanilla supply, also experienced a damaging cyclone in April […]
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:47 am
A new major freeze-drying manufacturing facility has opened on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.
Author: Andrea Hogan
Posted: July 19, 2017, 5:44 am
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Breaking News on Food & Beverage Development - Europe

Specialty ingredient supplier Tate & Lyle says it has made “an encouraging start” to the year with profit volume ahead in both its divisions, speciality food ingredients and bulk ingredients.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 1:20 pm

Royal DSM has appointed Patrick Niels to replace Ilona Haaijer as president of DMS Food Specialities from August 1.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 1:07 pm

The FSA and FSS have welcomed the guilty verdict in the trial of a businessman convicted of adding horsemeat into beef.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 1:02 pm

A possible link between artificial sweeteners and weight gain, diabetes and heart disease casts further doubt on the long-term health benefits of sweeteners including aspartame, sucralose and stevioside.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 11:37 am

From do-it-yourself kefir kits and lacto-fermented vegetable juices to kvass and spreadable cheese-style tempeh – what’s trending and what's next for the fermented food trend in Europe?

Posted: July 27, 2017, 11:29 am

The reorganization of Danone is central to Danone’s half-year results, which were announced today.

Posted: July 27, 2017, 11:07 am

The French population is consuming more processed foods, too much salt, and - “most importantly” - not enough fibre compared to ten years ago, according to a survey by the country’s food safety agency ANSES.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:44 pm

Ireland’s Food Safety Authority has set out new guidelines stating the kind of information that food firms must provide when promoting or selling food online.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 11:56 am

PerkinElmer has launched an Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometer (ICP-OES) for high volume labs.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:29 am

Ingredion is launching a potato starch-based viscosifier that could increase processed meat yields by making it more slice more easily.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:29 am

‘The Food and Drink manufacturing industry is typically an arena of tight margins.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 9:24 am

Nestlé has partnered with Kuehne + Nagel logistics company to store its chocolate, coffee and culinary products over the next five years.

Posted: July 26, 2017, 8:47 am

Cargill cannot prove a cause-and-effect relationship between eating sugar-free candy sweetened with at least 90% erythritol and a reduced risk of dental caries, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has said.

Posted: July 25, 2017, 3:22 pm

Will an acceleration in the meat reduction trend and the hunt for substitutes spell eventual doom for the feed sector and the livestock industry it serves? Yes, says Paul Cuatrecasas, CEO of Aquaa Partners. He claims there is increasing evidence that the future could be, largely, meat-free. For this investment banker, it is really just a question of when, and, he says, one way feed companies can hedge their risk is by investing in lab meat.

Posted: July 25, 2017, 2:56 pm

Servings of confectionery, fruit juice and biscuits are getting smaller without getting any cheaper, the UK government confirm as findings appear to strengthen what many consumers have long suspected.

Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:26 pm

SIG has developed what it said is the world’s first aseptic carton pack with a link to 100% plant-based renewable materials.

Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:28 am

The final approval of a Codex Alimentarius international standard for dairy permeate powder has been welcomed by permeate producer Arla Foods Ingredients.

Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:20 am

The UK Government is to crackdown on fake sickness claims that it says could increase holiday costs.

Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:03 am

The total value of EU agri-food exports increased by 9% in May this year compared to 2016, according to trade figures from the European Commission.

Posted: July 25, 2017, 7:52 am

Food receipts that use the traffic light system to display nutritional information for multiple items could transform current shopping choices into more health-conscious ones, a UK study thinks.

Posted: July 24, 2017, 1:32 pm

 

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