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WorldStar Packaging Award for SPC ProVital easy-open cup

08 December, 2017 by

SPC ProVital's easy-open cup has won a 2018 World Packaging Organisation's WorldStar Award.


Napping Listeria: bacteria that hide in cells

07 December, 2017 by

Researchers demonstrated that dormant L. monocytogenes, the bacterium that causes listeriois, can be unknowingly harboured by humans and animals.


Submissions open for the 2018 PIDA awards

06 December, 2017 by

Now is the time to enter submissions for the 2018 Packaging & Processing Innovation and Design Awards (PIDA), which will be held in Queensland on 2 May.


Krones' 'Brewery of the Future' recognised

06 December, 2017 by | Supplied by: Krones AG

German packaging and bottling manufacturer Krones has been awarded the 2017 Energy Efficiency Award for its 'Brewery of the Future'.


Fonterra pays NZ$183 million to Danone for recall

05 December, 2017 by

An arbitration tribunal has ruled that New Zealand dairy company, Fonterra, must pay a total of NZ$183 million to Danone after a contamination scare in 2013.


Packaging qualification comes to Australasia

05 December, 2017 by

The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP) has collaborated with the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) to make the Certified Packaging Professional In Training (CPIT) designation available in Australasia.


Meat buffer solution wins at Australian Supply Chain & Logistics Awards

05 December, 2017 by

Northern Co-operative Meat Company Ltd recently received the 2017 Information Technology and Management Award for its meat processing, buffering, sortation and sequencing solution.


HMPS wins South Australia food award

04 December, 2017 by

HMPS took home the Stephen Moore Service Provider Award for its commitment to automating the food, beverage and packaging industries in order to help the South Australian food business grow.


Dairy farmers should have more power, says ACCC

04 December, 2017 by | Supplied by: Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

An interim report into the dairy industry by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has suggested that a mandatory code of conduct should be implemented to help address bargaining power imbalances between processors and farmers.


Sustainable agriculture efforts rewarded at 2017 Telstra Business Women's Awards

29 November, 2017 by

The managing director of Fresh Produce Alliance, Jennifer Franceschi, has been announced as the winner of the 2017 Telstra Australian Corporate and Private Award for her efforts towards sustainable agriculture.


European meat industry poised for catastrophic impact of a hard Brexit

29 November, 2017 by

Trade down 84%, 32,000 job losses, annual beef production down $3.9 billion, annual pork production down $3.7 billion… these are just some of the catastrophic forecasts made in a recent report about the impact that a hard Brexit scenario would have on the European meat industry.


Unified national brand announced for Australian exports

28 November, 2017 by

The federal government has announced in the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper that it plans to introduce a unified national brand, 'Brand Australia', to promote the country's products in international markets.


Red meat industry productivity relies on reliable information

27 November, 2017 by

ACCC Commissioner Mick Keogh said reliable information is important in encouraging future investment and ensuring the productivity of the red meat industry, but there is still much to be done before this is achieved.


You are guilty anyway — buckwheat flour causing recalls

27 November, 2017 by

In New Zealand the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is working with several food businesses to recall products that contain buckwheat flour that has been found to contain gluten. The affected buckwheat flour, supplied by Davis Food Ingredients, has been unwittingly used in products advertised as gluten-free or in products consumers consider to be gluten-free.


Veggie farm profits up but farm numbers down

23 November, 2017 by

Australian vegetable farmers are responding to consumer demands for a wider variety of fresh vegetables and increasing their profitability as well.


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