Egg stamping will become mandatory from 26 November 2014. From this date, each egg will need to be stamped with a unique identifying mark that allows it to be traced back to the farm where it was laid in the event of a food-poisoning outbreak.
GWF's Weston Milling business will merge with AB Mauri's Australian and New Zealand operations. The merged companies will be launced as MAURI anz and will be a division of GWF and an affiliate of the global AB Mauri business.
A Queensland judge has increased a fine of $7000 to one of $20,000 to act as a deterrent to other food importers. The Department of Agriculture appealed the original fine as it was not proportionate to the seriousness of the offence.
Cargill has announced it will purchase Archer Daniels Midland Company's global chocolate business for $440 million. The sale is expected to close in the first half of 2015.
European Union countries rank higher than the rest of the world in terms of global food traceability regulations and requirements, a report has found. The report evaluates and compares the traceability regulations of 21 OECD countries.
Burger King has merged with restaurant chain Tim Hortons to create the world’s third-largest quick-service restaurant company. Between them, the two companies have more than 18,000 restaurants in 100 countries and US$23 billion in system sales.
The Department of Agriculture's administration of the Imported Food Inspection Scheme is being audited by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO).
Do you feel strongly one way or another about irradiation of fruit and vegetables? Submissions are being welcomed on an application to permit the irradiation of 12 specific fruits and vegetables.
The winners of the 2014 HACCP Awards have been announced at an event hosted by SAI Global. Outstanding food safety experts were recognised across five major categories, including the Ross Peters Memorial Award for Excellence in Food Safety.
Gourmet flavours, health-conscious consumers and the relatively untapped European market present the greatest opportunities for popcorn sales, according to data recorded by Innova Market Insights.
Australia will implement emergency quarantine measures from 20 October 2014 to protect the carrot and celery industries from an exotic bacterial pathogen that has become widespread in Europe.
More than 300 wine industry leaders are expected to attend Outlook 2014: Taking Charge of Our Future, the wine industry's major conference. Held once every two years, this year the event will be held in Adelaide on 1 and 2 October.
Coles has recently adopted RANGEme, an online tool developed in Australia that gives smaller companies the opportunity to promote their products and exchange information with the Coles buying team over the internet.
North America's beverage packaging industry is expected to reach US$26.3 billion by 2015 - and plastic bottles are set to lead the way in popularity. The trends have been outlined in a new study by PMMI.
Maggie Beer has agreed to amend the labelling of four of her product lines after the ACCC found the labelling to be in breach of the Australian Consumer Law.