Training & education

Buy local campaign

07 April, 2005

Industry Capability Network (Vic) has appointed Louis Ziras to spearhead its 'Buy Local' campaign throughout Victoria. The campaign is targeting the food industry among others, and particularly those companies with a turnover exceeding $20 million.

The crisis that can finish your business

06 April, 2005 by Phil Hayhoe

So you have a section on product recall in your Quality Manual, and maybe even a standalone product recall plan. Who knows, you might have had a go at a simulation. But is it enough?

Zip-Pak appoints agent down under

13 March, 2005

Zip-Pak has appointed Blue Sky Packaging as its agent in Australia and New Zealand.

Ageing profits

06 March, 2005 | Supplied by: Evergreen Marketing Comms

If food marketers decide to focus exclusively on younger audiences, then they must accept they are targeting a shrinking market. It is estimated that 80% of all advertising expenditure is directly targeted at people under 50

Food business management

04 March, 2005

If you want to learn more about the business of food, then think about the Monash University Graduate Certificate/Executive Certificate in Food Business Management in 2005.

Packaging move

19 February, 2005

The Australian Institute of Packaging has moved to 5/47 Neridah Street, Chatswood 2067 and its postal address is now PO Box 1059, Chatswood 2057. The telephone number is +61 2 9412 2472 and the fax is +61 2 94112910.

HACCP for VK in Australia

13 February, 2005

VK Creative Aromatics develops and manufactures flavours and fragrances, supplying a comprehensive range of some 500 sweet and beverage flavours.

Work safety subsidies for food processors

07 February, 2005

WorkSafe Victoria is taking expressions of interest from small to medium-sized food and beverage processors for a new subsidy scheme to help them improve occupational health and safety.

New Zealand/China FTA

29 January, 2005

The New Zealand Seafood Industry Council (SeaFIC) says that exports of New Zealand seafood to China could treble if the government is successful in negotiating a bilateral Free Trade Agreement.

Australia/Canada share food safety

26 January, 2005

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to share information about food safety emergency issues that may pose a serious or unacceptable risk or threat to the health of consumers.

New food safety treatment

23 January, 2005

Open up a punnet of strawberries and more often than not you'll find a fuzzy berry or two in the mix. A blast of chlorine dioxide gas, however, promises to not only keep those berries fuzz-free, but also to kill off harmful bacteria living on their surface more efficiently than methods currently used by the food industry, say Purdue University researchers.

FoodPro 2005

20 January, 2005

FoodPro 2005, the Australian International Food Processing Exhibition, will spread across four halls of the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, from 10-13 July 2005.

Penalties for food exporters who don't comply with US Bioterrorism Act

23 December, 2004

Austrade has warned that food exporters need to be aware the US Bioterrorism Act is currently in an enforcement phase and they must comply with new regulations or could face severe penalties.

International success for New Zealand and Australia

02 November, 2004

Groundbreaking, innovative food and beverage products from New Zealand and Australia have won gold in four out of 12 categories in the prestigious 2004 SIAL d'Or food awards in Paris, with New Zealand winning three golds and Australia one.

Food imports

06 September, 2004 | Supplied by: National Food Industry Strategy

A key driver of the National Food Industry Strategy is the view that globalisation will impact on Australian companies, whether or not they are exporters. This look at what we're importing and from where is by James Kilmartin with Chris Ambler

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