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JBS cleared for Primo takeover

06 February, 2015

The acquisition of smallgoods manufacturer and meat processor Primo by JBS will not be opposed by the ACCC. The watchdog announced its decision after a detailed assessment of all industry submissions.


Tetra Pak acquires a slice of the cheese market

05 February, 2015

Tetra Pak has moved to capitalise on the growing market for fresh cheese, with the acquisition of Obram S.A., a leading provider of cheese technology solutions and equipment in Poland, Russia, Belarus and many parts of Eastern Europe.


What's the world eating? Calorie purchases to increase by 90 cal/day by 2019

05 February, 2015

The world buys 1.5 trillion food and beverage calories each day, and each day the average consumer purchases 756 calories' worth of packaged food and soft drinks - and these figures are set to increase by 2019.


AUSPACK 2015 breaks all records - largest event yet

04 February, 2015 | Supplied by: APPMA

AUSPACK has more than just its 30th anniversary to celebrate in 2015 - it has also broken all records and is set to be the largest event in its 30-year history.


Canadean Global Carbonates Report 2014

04 February, 2015 | Supplied by: Canadean

Canadean's Global Carbonates Report 2014 provides detailed data and analysis, supported by analyst insight, for all sweetened, non-alcoholic drinks containing carbon dioxide.


Consultation meetings to clarify regulations under Food Act 2014

03 February, 2015

The NZ MPI has announced it will run a series of consultation meetings to explain proposals for regulations under the Food Act 2014. The meetings will give stakeholders an opportunity to learn about the proposals and ask any questions on the topic.


Illegal import costs company $7500

03 February, 2015

Illegally importing 160 kg of kaffir lime leaves infected with Asian Citrus Canker has cost an importer $7500.


Hemp as food application rejected by health ministers

03 February, 2015

Low-THC hemp as a food product is off the table once again after Australian and New Zealand health ministers rejected an application to lift the Food Standards ban on hemp as food.


US tube and stick packaging market to reach US$2.1 bn in 2018

02 February, 2015

Demand for tube and stick packaging in the US is forecast to reach US$2.1 billion in 2018 - a growth of 4% per year - a new report from The Freedonia Group reveals.


Breakfast cereals aim for healthy image

02 February, 2015 | Supplied by: Innova Market Insights

Despite the existence of certain products swimming in sugar and artificial flavours, breakfast cereals have managed to maintain a fairly healthy image - and this looks set to continue. Three quarters of all breakfast cereals launched in 2014 included a health positioning of some kind.


Business Monitor International’s Food & Drink Reports

01 February, 2015 | Supplied by: Business Monitor International

Business Monitor International's Food & Drink Reports provide assessments on the outlook for 16 key markets across Asia.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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