In Australia, supermarkets have been very vocal about their ongoing range rationalisation lately, announcing up to 15% range reductions, and now there are calls by suppliers and manufacturers for the Australian...

Food and beverage manufacturers have been invited to participate in a 10-year state government roadmap designed to boost manufacturing in Queensland.   Announced by Queensland’s Natural Resources...

In my previous article “Building your food business Part I”, we considered some of the basics of what it takes to turn a food idea into a food business. So, congratulations, we assume you are now a...

McCain Foods Australia/New Zealand will spend up to $10 million dollars over the next two years upgrading onsite storage facilities and building a new packing line at the Smithton plant in Circular Head,...

The Australian Industry Group (AI Group), which represents Australia’s major industry groups, says that manufacturing within Australia slumped in the month of June 2015. Nevertheless, the “food, beverages...

Look behind what’s on today’s retail shelves, and the strength of consumer trends shaping dairy packaging is obvious. Here are just five trends (out of the many) and how they’ve impacted dairy product...

The TA1 texture analyser provided from Bestech Australia is excellent at testing compression, shear, extrusion, puncture, hardness forces, etc. within food testing, pet food testing, cosmetics testing and...

Cadbury has announced it will be cutting 80 jobs from its Claremont chocolate factory near Hobart in Tasmania. Cadbury has announced it will be cutting 80 jobs from its Claremont chocolate factory near...

Matthews Australasia launched the Autolabel label printer applicator (LPA) to the Australian market at Auspack 2015. Matthews Australasia launched the Autolabel label printer applicator (LPA) to the Australian...

The aim to conduct leak testing after packing is to ensure the quality of finished products, improve their shelf-life, therefore, contribute a greater guarantee of product compliance. The bench top model...