Training & education

Call for papers for 2015 National Technical Forums

15 September, 2014 | Supplied by: Australian Packaging & Processing Machinery Association

The AIP and the APPMA have issued a call for papers for the 2015 National Technical Forums, which will be held in conjunction with AUSPACK 2015.


NZ MPI releases guidance document on determining the shelf-life of food

15 September, 2014

The NZ Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has released the How to Determine the Shelf Life of Food document. The document replaces the 2005 Information Booklet for the Food Industry - A Guide to Calculating Shelf Life of Foods.


Label Industry Global Award winners announced

15 September, 2014

The achievements of the international label industry were celebrated last week at the Label Industry Global Awards, held as part of Labelexpo Americas.


Cider the success story for alcohol industry

12 September, 2014 | Supplied by: IBISWorld

While beer consumption in Australia is falling, it's not all bad news for the alcohol industry: research firm IBISWorld is forecasting a 21.5% increase in cider sales over the next five years.


Illegally imported pork labelled as fish

11 September, 2014

A Perth import business has been fined more than $50,000 for illegally importing pork products labelled as fish from Taiwan. The importer reportedly concealed the products among other imported goods as he knew the product is prohibited in Australia.


New online system for imported cargo documentation

11 September, 2014

A new online system for lodging imported cargo documentation is set to save commercial importers and customs brokers time and money, the Department of Agriculture says.


Bread and cake producers struggling for identity against supermarket bakeries

10 September, 2014

With the rise of the supermarket in-store bakery, bread, cake and pastry manufacturing industries are struggling to hold on to market share, according to IBISWorld.


Advertising Standards Bureau finds Devondale milk ad is 'racist'

10 September, 2014

A complaint against a 15-second television commercial for Devondale milk has been upheld by the Advertising Standards Bureau (ASB), which found that the commercial vilified a man of Asian background and Asian business generally.


Soy sauce importer cuts red tape with compliance agreement

10 September, 2014

Kikkoman Australia has become the most recent Australian importer to sign a Food Import Compliance Agreement with the Department of Agriculture. The agreement will enable the company to access special import agreements.


Pro Mach expands bottling and capping with acquisition

09 September, 2014

Pro Mach has expanded its bottling and capping capabilities by acquiring Pace Packaging. New Jersey-based Pace manufactures automated bottle unscramblers and orientors.


First Australian organic inspector approved to Chinese regulations

09 September, 2014

An inspector from the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA), has become the first person outside of China approved to inspect to Chinese regulations.


First probiotic listed in Food Chemicals Codex

08 September, 2014

The first probiotic has had a monograph published in the FCC. This means that there are now strain-specific standards for testing the identity, concentration and purity of the GanedenBC30 (Bacillus coagulans GBI-30, 6086) probiotic.


Older consumers equate 'natural' with 'healthy'

08 September, 2014

For many older consumers, seeing the word 'natural' on a food label tends to make them think it's more healthy, new research from Canadean shows.


Fonterra commended for progress on inquiry recommendations

08 September, 2014

Fonterra has been commended for its implementation of improvements after last year's recall of whey protein concentrate WPC80. 


Rebate available for small exporters

08 September, 2014

Small exporters, listen up: there's still time to apply for a rebate for your export registration charges for the 2014-15 financial year. The rebate covers 50% of export registration charges.


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