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Industry 4.0 and the manufacturing workforce

28 May, 2019

Australia's manufacturing workers recognise the need to upskill to address the challenges and opportunities presented by Industry 4.0, according to a new report.

Seven food and agtech start-ups receive funding boost

20 May, 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.

Juremont to distribute Barry Callebaut chocolate in ANZ

20 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Juremont

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.

AIP seminar: Future of Soft Plastics

15 May, 2019

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.

Feedback wanted on biosecurity levy increase

14 May, 2019

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.

GS1 Nexus 2019 to discuss future supply chains

13 May, 2019 | Supplied by: GS1 Australia

The conference will bring together 700 supply chain professionals in Melbourne and Sydney this week to learn about industry predictions and unlock new opportunities for their business with GS1 standards.

Fonterra sells NZ ice-cream company Tip Top

13 May, 2019

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.

New Demo Kitchens at Fine Food Australia 2019

13 May, 2019

Fine Food Australia will return to Sydney on 9–12 September, bringing with it new Demo Kitchens and 19 co-located competitions and events.

New biotechnology facility coming to Queensland

09 May, 2019

Probiotics Australia has announced it will open a state-of-the-art biotechnology facility on Queensland's Gold Coast on 13 May 2019.

Vegetable industry must outperform competitors, says AUSVEG

08 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.

Experts to discuss food safety risks

08 May, 2019

Tickets are now available for the 26th Asia Pacific Food Safety Conference, which will be held in Sydney from 20–22 August.

Food and beverage manufacturing is on the rise

07 May, 2019

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.

Tetra Pak acquires NZ automation company

07 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Tetra Pak Marketing Pty Ltd

Tetra Pak's acquisition of Macro Automation enhances its ability to support Oceania customers across all food and beverage categories.

Feedback welcome on food safety management standards

06 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Food Standards Australia ANZ

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.

2019 PIDA winners announced

06 May, 2019 | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

The winners of the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) include PACT Group, Punchbowl Packaging and SPC Ardmona.

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