Compostable packaging solution to plastic problem

AS Australia wrestles with plastic waste, lurching with the supermarkets’ ban on single-use bags, are we abandoning progress with compostable packaging? Simply removing single-use plastic bags in isolation is not going to save the environment, and there’s complicating factors in the transformation undermining net environmental...

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National packaging target, know your obligation

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Feel Free to Create Tasty Food with Vegan L-Cysteine

Increasingly more people are reducing or even avoiding meat in favor of healthier and more ethically sound alternatives. However, many of the flavor enhancers used are produced...

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Matthews’ checkweigher solution improves QC, eliminates cost and risk

A fresh produce packaging company that packs its own harvested crops as well as contract packs for other growers was wanting to automate its quality control (QC) procedure regarding...

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FoodLegal announces workshop in compliance marketing

Leading food law consultancy firm FoodLegal has announced a new workshop “Sign-off and Take-off for your food marketing” for both Sydney 28 May 2018 and Melbourne 31 May 2018. The...

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See how agile age-old food maker moves with the times

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Waistlines, wellness drive Macro range further

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We’ve got the single-use plastic bag issue wrapped up

SHOPPERS need to step up and shoulder some of the responsibility if Australia wants to rid its supermarkets of single-use plastic bags, an expert says. While the bag controversy...

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Supermarket troublemaker now in mid-air drama

FRESH from causing trouble in Australian supermarkets, a 100 per cent plant-based “meat” is at the centre of a ruckus caused by an in-flight burger served by Air New Zealand. Kiwi...

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Wine maker takes stake in ASX-listed whisky Co

NEWS Barossa wine maker Seppeltsfield Estate had made “a strategic investment” in ASX-list Australian Whisky Holdings (AWY) seemed a natural fit. Seppeltsfield is renowned...

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New minimum wage, how to remain compliant

AUTHORITIES are urging business to check the new minimum pay rates that apply from July 1, 2018. The Fair Work Ombudsman is leading the call. From this date, the national minimum...

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Push over paleo, here comes the gladiator diet

CARBS get a pretty bad rap these days. But back in ancient times, Roman gladiators were carb-loading like there was no tomorrow (which, in that line of work, there usually wasn’t). Contrary...

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Menus may be made to show country of origin

THE seafood industry wants country of origin labelling protections extended to menus in foodservice industry places like restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs and fish and chip shops. Australian...

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Here’s a great checkweighing option: Matthews SmartWeigh

The new Matthews SmartWeigh is a high-quality, entry-level checkweigher that can handle up to 200 packages a minute, while its IP65 rating means it’s “dust tight” and “protected...

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Monk fruit emerges as a unique solution for natural calorie and sugar reduction

For years food and beverage companies have been looking for natural alternatives to sugar. Monk fruit juice concentrate is a solution that provides natural sweetness with significantly...

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Matthews’ X-ray guidance, technology sees NFP contract packer gain more SKUs

After gaining a new contract for packing baby food, a not-for-profit (NFP) contract-packing organisation wanted to upgrade its metal detection to ensure product was free of any...

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