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Packaged water to bump carbonates from top spot in 2015

28 April, 2015

Carbonates have traditionally led global soft drink consumption, but things are about to change. In 2015, for the first time, packaged water will overtake carbonates, according to new forecasts.

Registrations close 8 May for AIP mentoring program

27 April, 2015

Applications for the 2015 Drive Your Career program close on Friday, 8 May.

Krones purchases 100% stake in labeller manufacturer

27 April, 2015

Beverage filling and packaging technology manufacturer Krones has purchased labeller manufacturer Gernep Group.

Submissions open for Qld SCL Awards

24 April, 2015

Submissions have opened for the eighth annual Queensland SCL Awards, presented by the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA).

CHEP says thanks with Foodbank donation

24 April, 2015 | Supplied by: Chep Pallecon Solutions

CHEP Australia recently came up with a way to encourage customer participation and help a great cause at the same time when it committed to making a donation to Foodbank, Australia's largest food relief organisation, on behalf of those who agreed to participate in a market insights initiative.

Foodservice Australia trade show to showcase in Melbourne

23 April, 2015

Foodservice Australia 2015 will be showcasing the latest offerings in the food and hospitality industry from 31 May-2 June.

European policymakers call for elimination of TFAs from food chain

22 April, 2015

Policymakers in Europe are calling for action to restrict industrially produced trans fatty acids (TFAs) in the food chain. Currently, only three EU member states have passed legislation that restricts TFAs, but the WHO recommends that TFAs be virtually eliminated from the food supply.

Digestive health claims grow despite tightening legislation

22 April, 2015 | Supplied by: Innova Market Insights

Tightening legislation around nutritional claims has set back product activity in the digestive health segment, but despite these difficulties, digestive health claims continue to grow. In 2014, more than 3.2% of products launched carried digestive health claims, up from 2.7% in 2009.

Ministers release update on Hepatitis A contamination

17 April, 2015

Creative Gourmet and Nanna's brand frozen berries will now be sourced from new farms and factories and will be subject to stricter microbiological testing than before, Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash said in a statement.

Grants for small exporters closing soon

17 April, 2015

$11 million in grants is up for grabs for small exporters - but applications close soon. The government's Package to Assist Small Exporters provides funds to small exporters of dairy, meat, eggs, fish, horticulture and grain products to help them grow their industry.

Sydney nut event set to be a cracker

16 April, 2015

If you were asked what Australia's largest horticultural export is, would you think of nuts?


13 April, 2015 | Supplied by: Linpac/Enviromasta

Fresh food packaging supplier LINPAC has appointed a new CEO, Daniel Dayan. Dayan commenced the role on 9 March.

AIFST 2015 conference to be biggest yet

13 April, 2015

This year's 48th Annual AIFST Convention will be bigger than ever - two conferences in the one place - as it will be joined by the Australian Food Microbiology Conference at Sydney's Luna Park.

The Australian Food Science and Technology Convention and Australian Microbiology Conference

13 April, 2015

The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Convention will be held in 2015 in conjunction with the 15th Australian Microbiology Conference.

Farm to fork business strategies at Agriworld 2015

13 April, 2015

Exponential growth in affluence of the middle classes in Asia, regional population growth and new trade agreements with China, Japan and Korea offer Australia's agribusiness sector the potential to increase its agricultural and food-based exports by more than 45% over the next few years.

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