Juremont has announced it will be the new distributor of Barry Callebaut's industrial chocolate products for food manufacturers in Australia and New Zealand from 1 September 2019.
Food and agtech accelerator SparkLabs Cultiv8 has announced the seven start-ups in its 2019 cohort who will have access to up to $100,000 seed funding to accelerate their progress.
Held on 17 July, the NSW technical seminar will discuss the future of soft plastics following concerns about current challenges directed at 'single-use plastic' packaging.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand is seeking feedback from farmers on a proposal to increase the maximum biosecurity levy for cattle from $0.45/head to $2/head as part of the M. bovis response.
Fonterra has sold New Zealand ice-cream business Tip Top to UK-based Froneri for $380 million, but it will continue to supply milk for the ice-cream.
Fine Food Australia will return to Sydney on 9–12 September, bringing with it new Demo Kitchens and 19 co-located competitions and events.
Probiotics Australia has announced it will open a state-of-the-art biotechnology facility on Queensland's Gold Coast on 13 May 2019.
AUSVEG has asked government to place greater prioritisation of horticulture products in trade negotiations and to implement an industry/government committee which oversees whole-of-government regulatory cost increases.
Tickets are now available for the 26th Asia Pacific Food Safety Conference, which will be held in Sydney from 20–22 August.
Australia's manufacturing industry expanded in April, led by the food and beverages sector which increased by 1.6 points to 61.8, according to the Australian PMI.
FSANZ is reviewing chapters 3 and 4 of the Food Standards Code to ensure there is a consistent and up-to-date approach to food safety management in Australia.
Global organic food and drink sales increased by 6% to US$105 billion in 2018, marking the first time it has surpassed the US$100 billion barrier, according to Ecovia Intelligence.