Processing > Fruit & vegetables

Upgrade gives increased shelf life for Abenhardt carrots

31 October, 2013

Carrot producer Abenhardt invested in a Wyma Vege-Polisher five years ago and experienced first-hand its smart engineering and reliable operation. When a major plant upgrade was planned, Wyma was contacted again.

Spring Gully Foods wipes $1m debt

31 October, 2013

Spring Gully Foods has made its first dividend payment to unsecured creditors. The payment wipes $1 million off the company’s total debts and is the largest single payment the company will make to unsecured creditors under the terms of the DoCA.

Coles and SPC Ardmona sign canned fruit contract

30 October, 2013

Coles has committed to using 100% Australian produce for its private label canned peaches, pears and apricots from early 2014 under a contract with SPC Ardmona. The contract is due to commence with the November harvest.

Simplot to scale back Bathurst plant, cut 110 jobs

24 October, 2013

Simplot will downsize operations at its Bathurst vegetable processing plant, cutting around 110 jobs in the process. The plant will produce only frozen and tinned corn and Chiko Rolls.

Woolworths mirrors Coles' commitment to Australian veg

18 October, 2013

Woolworths has announced it will reduce frozen vegetable imports by sourcing all its Select brand frozen vegetables from Australian growers through Simplot. The retail giant says it will stop importing frozen vegetables by May 2014.

McCain to close Penola potato plant

15 October, 2013

McCain has announced it will close its South Australian potato processing plant in December this year. A total of 59 permanent employees at the Penola plant will be offered redundancy packages and offered counselling and support to find new jobs.

Coles commits to Australian frozen veg

25 September, 2013

Coles has signed a contract with Simplot which includes a local sourcing commitment for the next five years and increased volumes, delivering long-term certainty for both Simplot and hundreds of Australian vegetable growers.

Turatti Air Dry Tunnel

10 September, 2013

The Turatti Air Dry Tunnel is a preassembled compact dryer that removes excessive moisture from freshly washed salads prior to packaging. It offers computerised control over temperature and moisture levels.

Woolworths' deciduous canned fruit to be Australian sourced

04 September, 2013

Woolworths has announced it will source all of its private-label deciduous canned fruit products from SPC Ardmona. The retail giant will invest $3 million to ensure all its own-brand apples, pears, peaches and apricots will be Australian sourced.

Rosella brand flies again

14 August, 2013

The first Rosella brand products, including sauces, soups, chutneys and relishes, will soon hit supermarkets around the country, new owner Sabrands has announced.

SPC Ardmona signs $7m canned fruit deal

12 August, 2013

SPC Ardmona has signed a $7 million deal with Woolworths to supply 13 lines of canned fruit from its apricot, peach, apple and pear growers in the Goulburn Valley.

Processing strawberries - gently

29 July, 2013

An aseptic fruit processing plant in California that produces sliced strawberries in syrup used HRS Process Technology’s heat exchanger and pump solutions to guarantee zero damage to the particulate while maintaining product integrity and shape.

Preserve NSW’s canning industry, AMWU urges

06 June, 2013

Following Simplot’s announcement that its Bathurst cannery may close after the 2014 season, the AMWU has urged consumers, supermarkets and the government to take action to save Australia’s canned food industry.

Kronen SDS 5000 suction air dry system

29 May, 2013

The Kronen SDS 5000 suction dry system has been designed to give salads, fruits and vegetables a longer shelf life by ensuring low final moisture and low product damage.

Kronen GS 20 belt cutting machine

23 May, 2013

The Kronen GS 20 belt cutting machine has been designed and built for the large industrial food processor to cut leafy products, vegetables, herbs and whole heads of lettuce and cabbage.

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