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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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