The ACCC inquiry into grocery prices will start today and will include a review of all members of the supply chain. The extent of competition in the industry is to be established at the supply, wholesale...

Small businesses thinking about entering into a collective bargaining arrangement can now gain a greater understanding into: the purpose of such an arrangement, how to lodge an agreement and the role of...

A recent study has provided further weight to the belief that drinking red wine can provide health benefits. The new study found that an antioxidant in red wine destroys cancer cells while also possibly...

The USA and China have recently applied to export apples and stonefruit into Australia. Biosecurity Australia has now begun their risk assessment into the products to determine whether or not they will...

The recent heavy rains in Queensland and NSW have boosted confidence and optimism amongst farmers in the two states. The rain has been above average in many areas and should be able to limit the impact...

Growers are now able to keep up-to-date via the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s (GRDC) new e-newsletter advisory service. The service is free and will provide growers with fortnightly...

Health authorities have confirmed Pitts Poultry is at fault for a recent salmonella outbreak but no conclusions have yet been made with regard to how the eggs were contaminated. The salmonella outbreak...

The New South Wales Food Authority recently warned consumers against drinking unpasteurised milk which is being widely marketed under the guise of a pet food or as a cosmetic (eg bathtime) product. This...

As we wrap up our take on 2008, Australian Food News highlights some of the things to look for in 2009. 1. Consolidation. Consolidation will continue worldwide in the food and beverage industries. In Australia,...