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SPC Ardmona boss resigns; other management changes for CCA

29 January, 2015

Peter Kelly, managing director of SPC, will leave the company in late March 2015, Coca-Cola Amatil has announced. CCA's Group CFO, Nessa Sullivan, is also moving on from the company.


Free technical support videos launched on YouTube

28 January, 2015 | Supplied by: Endress+Hauser Australia Pty Ltd

Endress+Hauser has released more than 100 free, step-by-step instructional YouTube videos covering the company's core product lines such as flow, level, pressure, temperature and analytical.


Registrations open for 2015 National Technical Forums

28 January, 2015

Registrations are now open for the 2015 National Technical Forums. Thirty-seven speakers, including eight internationals, will cover an extensive range of topics over the four-day educational program, which has a theme of Open Innovation & Collaboration.


Mandatory country of origin labelling bill back on the table when parliament returns

27 January, 2015

Greens leader Christine Milne says she plans to reintroduce a bill for mandatory country of origin food labelling as soon as parliament returns.


UNSW Industrial Design student wins 2014 AIP Scholarship

27 January, 2015 | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

The winner of the 2014 AIP Scholarship has been announced. Anuj K Dhawan, a third-year industrial design student at UNSW was announced as the winner of the scholarship, which is awarded to a finalist in the Cormack Innovation Awards.


Un-Australian? Aussies drinking 25% less than 40 years ago

23 January, 2015

So much for the stereotype of the beer-swilling Aussie: research shows we're drinking a full 25% less alcohol than we did 40 years ago. While beer producers probably aren't happy about this, there is a definite upside: it has dramatically curbed alcohol-related violence.


Silliker acquires Brisbane food testing laboratory

22 January, 2015

Silliker Australia has acquired Brisbane-based independent food testing laboratory DMG MicroLabs. Prior to the acquisition, Silliker Australia had only a commercial presence in Queensland.


Silliker acquires Brisbane food testing laboratory

22 January, 2015 | Supplied by: Silliker

Silliker Australia has acquired Brisbane-based independent food testing laboratory DMG MicroLabs. Prior to the acquisition, Silliker Australia had only a commercial presence in Queensland.


Cardia and Stellar Films sign merger agreement

21 January, 2015 | Supplied by: Cardia Bioplastics

After announcing a proposed merger in November 2014, Cardia Bioplastics and Stellar Films Group have signed agreements to merge. While due diligence has been completed, the merger is still subject to certain conditions.


Why you need to come to AUSPACK 2015

21 January, 2015 | Supplied by: APPMA

For those involved in food and beverage manufacturing or processing, AUSPACK is a must-attend event with the entire industry on display - from processing, packaging and filling machinery, through to packaging materials, product identification solutions, materials handling, ancillary components and more.


Two more Italian tomato exporters investigated for dumping

20 January, 2015

Vegetable producers and processors have welcomed an announcement that the Anti-Dumping Commission will investigate the alleged dumping of canned tomatoes in Australia by two Italian importers.


The great bottle battle - Coke vs Pepsi

19 January, 2015 by Chris Round, Caroline Judd, Simon Casinader* | Supplied by: K&L Gates

Coke took Pepsi to court in Australia, alleging that the release of Pepsi's glass 'Carolina Bottle' infringed the rights and reputation of Coke's iconic glass 'Contour Bottle', or its outline or silhouette. Read about the great bottle battle and how you can protect your shapes based on the Federal Court of Australia decision in The Coca-Cola Company v PepsiCo Inc & Ors (No 2) [2014] FCA 1287.


AIG NOVI web-based cost estimator for recall incidents

11 July, 2014 | Supplied by: AIG Insurance

AIG has developed NOVI, a free, web-based service to help food and beverage manufacturers estimate the cost of recall incidents.


Half-day allergen management seminar

01 February, 2013 | Supplied by: Arrow Scientific

If you struggle to keep on top of allergen management and meet the growing demands of customers and auditors then Arrow Scientific’s half-day seminar may suit you.


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