Consumers' love of coffee has turned cold, according to new research from Innova Market Insights. Chilled ready-to-drink (RTD) or iced coffee is booming, with the number of launches tripling in the last five years.
Small exporters of agricultural commodities have one week to apply for a rebate of 50% (up to $5000) on export registration charges.
New requirements for nutrition content claims about dietary fibre could be delayed by 12 months after the Australian Food and Grocery Council applied to extend the requirements to January 2017.
Apparently, when it comes to rolls, we're turning Japanese. New research from Roy Morgan shows that sushi is gaining popularity while the popularity of spring rolls is waning. The research firm says this is part of an overall preference shift towards fresh, rather than fried, food.
An outbreak of Yersinia pseudotuberculosis has been reported in New Zealand. The Ministry of Health (MoH) and Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) have been working to discover the cause of the outbreak but thus far have been unable to pinpoint the source.
Following the revelation that not a single Victorian business has received fines for breaching country of origin (CoOL) laws, AUSVEG and the Victorian Farmers Federation have levelled criticism at the perceived inaction by authorities.
Hoping to expand into Asia? Food Innovation Australia Limited has launched an interactive e-catalogue that links Australian food and beverage suppliers with overseas buyers.
Low-calorie fever has hit a segment not traditionally associated with health: alcohol. As consumers increasingly focus on healthy lifestyle choices, alcohol producers are jumping on board the low-calorie bandwagon.
The AIP and APPMA have issued a call for papers for the 2015 National Technical Forums, which will be held in conjunction with AUSPACK 2015.
Arnott's Tim Tam peanut butter flavour biscuits and S-26 Gold Toddler and Junior milk drinks were named by consumer watchdog Choice in its annual Shonky Awards.
Coles is being taken to the Federal Court by the ACCC for alleged 'unconscionable conduct' towards its suppliers. The ACCC alleges that Coles' conduct contravenes the Australian Consumer Law (ACL).
Coles has rejected the ACCC's claims of unconscionable conduct towards some of its suppliers. The company says the five suppliers in question still continue to be "valued suppliers to Coles".
More than 30 leading packaging and processing associations from around the world have been confirmed as exhibitors at PACK EXPO International 2014 in Chicago. Representing Australia is the APPMA, which is exhibiting at the show for the second year.
China Brew China Beverage (CBB) organisers have announced that the show will move from Beijing to Shanghai in 2016. The event will be held at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre (SNIEC) from 11 to 14 October 2016.
The AFGC has welcomed the Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda's strong focus on boosting industry competitiveness.