Training & education

Tasmanian vegie growers to collectively bargain with processors

18 December, 2014

Tasmanian vegetable growers could gain permission to collectively bargain with vegetable processors Simplot and McCain if a draft determination issued by the ACCC goes ahead.


Fresh is best for Gen Z and Millennials

17 December, 2014

Fresh is best - at least for younger generations. From 2003 to 2013, consumption of fresh foods grew by 20% to more than 100 billion eating occasions, driven predominantly by younger generations, according to a report from The NPD Group.


Coles owns up to unconscionable conduct

16 December, 2014

Coles has admitted to unconscionable conduct in its dealings with suppliers in 2010-11. The company had vehemently denied all allegations of unconscionable conduct previously, but admitted to the conduct after reviewing the ACCC's materials and an internal investigation.


Two Korean tariff cuts to benefit Australian industries

15 December, 2014

The landmark Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) has passed into the parliaments of both countries. This is accompanied by two tariff cuts for Australian industries - one on 12 December and one on 1 January 2015.


Everyone who is anyone in the food industry will be exhibiting at AUSPACK 2015

12 December, 2014 | Supplied by: APPMA

With AUSPACK less than three months away the expansive line-up of multinational as well as local companies set to exhibit in 2015 is continuing to grow each day.


Associations help Foodbank spread festive cheer

10 December, 2014

Congratulations to over 130 members of the SCLAA, AIP and the APPMA, who spent their annual Christmas party packing hampers for Foodbank to distribute to those in need at Christmas.


Australian manufacturing sector edges into growth

09 December, 2014

The Australian manufacturing sector has shown some positive signs, experiencing its third consecutive month of improved results and edging narrowly into overall growth, according to November's Australian Industry Group PMI result.


AUSPACK 2015 on track to break records

09 December, 2014

With AUSPACK 2015 less than three months away, the line-up of multinational companies set to exhibit is continuing to grow.


Web portal helps farmers embrace change and prepare for the future

04 December, 2014

The AgInnovators web portal is at the centre of the push by NSW Farmers to help the sector prepare for the future. The portal will be the place to go for news and information about breakthrough research, innovative strategies and announcements.


Fake honey producers in sticky situation

04 December, 2014

A company that tried to pass Turkish honey based predominantly on plant sugars off as pure Australian honey has been penalised more than $10,000 and issued with an infringement notice by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.


The key to mid-lifers' hearts? Their consciences - at least for chocolate

02 December, 2014

Targeting 'mid-lifers' - those aged 35 to 44 - with 'natural' and 'sustainable' chocolate products is the way to go, according to Canadean. Labels such as Fairtrade give consumers permission to enjoy the treat free of guilt.


New CFO for George Weston Foods

28 November, 2014

Lorna Raine has been announced as the new chief financial officer of George Weston Foods, one of the largest food manufacturers in Australia and New Zealand.


Frosty Boy doubles production with new factory

27 November, 2014

Frozen dessert and beverage manufacturer Frosty Boy Australia has doubled its production capacity with the opening of a new factory at Yatala, north of the Gold Coast.


Auto-Bake recognised by manufacturing export awards

27 November, 2014

Auto-Bake has been highly commended for manufacturing excellence in the Manufacturing Export Awards category of the Premier's NSW Export Award.


Egg stamping comes into effect in NSW

26 November, 2014

As of today (26 November), all eggs produced in NSW must be stamped with a unique identifying mark so they can be traced back to the farm of origin should a food-poisoning outbreak occur.


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