New wheats will make an impact

17 May, 2006

About 1800 experimental wheat lines will be available in Australia in the next 18 months and will have a major impact on Queensland’s wheat industry.

Australian milk could improve Chinese standard of living

12 May, 2006

Victoria's expertise in agriculture, dairy, animal husbandry, manufacturing, clean coal technology, services and biotechnology could lead to China becoming the state's top trading partner within the next few years, the Consul-General of the People's Republic of China in Melbourne, Mr Liang Shugen, will told a symposium on Friday 12 May.

Parallel processing

06 May, 2006 | Supplied by: Matcon Ltd

Monexco International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Monde Nissin, the Philippines market leader for the supply of biscuits, noodles and snack foods, has recently awarded Matcon a substantial contract for the supply of a new seasonings plant

Lamb the future fish

03 May, 2006

Scientists are confident that lamb could soon become as important a source of Omega-3 fatty acids as oily fish.

MAP gas analysis

14 April, 2006 | Supplied by: Niche Gas Products

Witt has introduced a low cost version of the Oxybaby V handheld gas measuring system for modified atmosphere food packaging (MAP) analysis.

Water distillation

14 April, 2006 | Supplied by:

Aqua Dyne Australia has obtained a US patent for its JetWater pressure distillation technology which can be used to recover high purity distilled water from a range of 'wastewater' sources.

Beyond 5S - improving safety with 6S systems

06 April, 2006 by Bob Carter | Supplied by: Improvement Tools (Qld) Pty Ltd

5S is a system that originated in Japan that is now a common tool for improving workplace productivity, quality, throughput and safety. Many companies implementing Lean Manufacturing start with a series of 5S events

Australian wine quality causes Europe to take note

30 March, 2006

An increase in the quality of wine being produced in Australia is forcing European wine makers to take notice.

HACCP food thermometer

15 March, 2006 | Supplied by:

The HLP Controls "HACCP-DUAL" is a pocket sized combination Infra Red and Probe thermometer designed for use with food safety systems ( HACCP). This new device has a Food grade infra red thermometer and a 115 mm stainless steel probe built into a waterproof tough housing. The unit uses its micro processor to determine whether the temperatures being measured meet Food safety requirements and give a Green or RED light indication to indicate food safety compliance.

Hard floor maintenance

06 March, 2006 by Chris Koeppel | Supplied by: Tennant Australia Pty Ltd

At first blush, a hard floor surface seems safe enough. But get the floor wet or fail to remove all the soapy residue from the floor after cleaning, and suddenly a hard floor surface is inherently dangerous

New glove standards: are you protected?

06 March, 2006 by Riki Edelsten, Ansell Occupational Healthcare | Supplied by: Ansell

Management of worker safety and protection has constantly and dramatically evolved. Even with these advancements in safety and protection it is estimated that each year the toll from workplace accidents and deaths actually exceeds the national road toll

Scientists develop fast-working biosensor

24 February, 2006

University of Rochester Medical Center scientists have demonstrated a new technology that accurately and rapidly detects the meat-spoiling and sometimes dangerous E. coli bacteria.

ConFectioNZ 2006 : Anticipating trends and delivering solutions for the confectionery industry

24 February, 2006

ConFectioNZ 2006, the Confectionery Manufacturers of Australasia's (CMA) annual New Zealand conference, will be held at the Wairakei Resort, Taupo on 10 and 11 March 2006.

Case-ready technology for Mueller Fleisch

17 February, 2006 | Supplied by: CFS Australia

Due to a dramatic increase in the case-ready segment, Mueller Fleisch recently decided to invest in latest technology equipment for the further preparation of meat into minced portions

240 volt single phase mixquip rummager

16 February, 2006 | Supplied by: Teralba Industries

Mixquip, the division of Teralba Industries that designs, manufactures and imports liquid mixing equipment, has expanded their range of portable Side Entry Agitators with the release of the new 240 Volt Single phase 'RUMMAGER'.

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