Training & education

Egg stamping becomes mandatory in November

05 September, 2014

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.


Weston Milling merges with AB Mauri's ANZ operations

05 September, 2014

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.


Importer's fine increased from $7K to $20K

03 September, 2014

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 spends $440m on ADM global chocolate business

03 September, 2014

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.


Australia's food traceability scored as 'average' in OECD review

02 September, 2014

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.


Merger forms world's third-largest QSR company

01 September, 2014

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.


Contributions invited on Imported Food Inspection Scheme audit

01 September, 2014

The Department of Agriculture's administration of the Imported Food Inspection Scheme is being audited by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO).


Submissions invited on fruit and veg irradiation application

28 August, 2014 | Supplied by: Food Standards Australia ANZ

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.


2014 HACCP Award winners announced

28 August, 2014

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.


Europe beckons for 'healthy, quick and tasty' popcorn

26 August, 2014

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.


Celery and carrot industries under threat: quarantine starts in October

26 August, 2014

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.


Wine conference boasts international line-up

25 August, 2014

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.


Online tool gives direct access to Coles buyers

25 August, 2014

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.


Packaging trends and demands: new study available

25 August, 2014

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 apologises for misleading labelling

21 August, 2014

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.


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