The Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - Biosecurity (DAFF Biosecurity) has released a media statement on the alleged implication of Australian beef in US ground beef products that recently tested positive to E. coli 0157:H7.
Coles has partnered with Ella’s Kitchen to introduce the UK baby food manufacturer’s products into Australia.
New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has announced that it plans to invest in a blending and packing plant in Indonesia in response to the growing demand for dairy products in Indonesia. Fonterra says the investment will support the local expansion of its brands Anlene, Anmum and Anchor Boneeto.
Bavarian brewery Paulaner has announced growth rates of nearly 40% in the Asia-Pacific region for 2011, which it claims is a new export record for the year.
A Rabobank dairy analyst has reassured the Australian dairy industry that European dairy quotas being lifted are unlikely to negatively impact the Australian dairy sector.
Intertek Cantox’s Food and Nutrition Group has announced that it will be expanding its food regulatory services in Asia, opening a new office in Beijing.
A missing 'a' in Australia is the indicator that the wine UK consumers are purchasing as Jacob's Creek is, in fact, counterfeit.
AVA is monitoring food imports from Japan to Singapore for potential radiation levels to make sure that they are not contaminated.
With Chinese food exports growing, up from $4.5 billion in 1986 to $25.7 billion in 2006, the safety of food produced in China is becoming an increasingly international issue but the recent arrest of two managers of a Chinese milk producing company serves as a salient reminder that the new food safety laws are being enforced.
The Victorian government has earmarked Singapore and Malaysia as key centres for Australian export opportunities in the coming decade.
Avoz Exports is the trading name for a new avocado export-focused company. The Avocado Export Company represents about 60% of the avocados produced in Australia.
The Australian and New Zealand wine industries have been invited to share in the environmental and cost benefits of a cross-industry project focusing on the bulk export of wine to the UK and packing into lighter weight bottles with a higher recycled glass content.
Under a new trade agreement with Europe, Australia can continue to use a number of wine quality terms but will phase out the use of some other traditional expressions. Both Europe and Australia will protect each other's geographical indications.
New Zealand will have to adapt to the changing global economic climate and not simply rely on being the lowest cost producer if it is to thrive.
A recent Rabobank report suggests that not only is there potential for increased wine exports to the US but that Australia should start exporting more premium wines.