Hilton Foods Australia has unveiled its $280m state of the art meat production facility in Heathwood, Queensland. The investment is underpinned by Hilton’s long term national supply partnership with...

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,...

Manufacturers ‘gambling’ on the increasing influence of health, Canadean The fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry might think some trends, including a trend towards ‘healthier’ items, are...

Major Australian supermarket Coles has entered long-term supply partnerships with two Australian dairy co-operatives, Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (Murray Goulburn) and Norco. Coles has signed...

A Senate Select Committee report examining Australia’s Food Processing Sector was released on 16 August 2012. The Senate’s Inquiry covered the following broad areas: (a) the competitiveness...

A new Victorian parliamentary enquiry will investigate the impact of administration of food safety laws on farmers and processors. The enquiry, to be conducted by the parliamentary Rural and Regional Committee,...

The Victorian State Government has been heavily criticised for offering a grant to Singapore-based Olam International Limited for helping build its proposed “state-of-the-art” almond processing plant...

Australia is facing a huge glut of potatoes. Prices for potatoes for the Australian domestic market will soon drop below  farm production costs. Greengrocers and supermarkets are acquiring potatoes at...

Potato growers across Australia are threatening to plough surplus potatoes back into the ground or leave them to rot in what is reported to be one of the biggest potato gluts in Australian history. Australian potato grower...

The US senate has passed a food safety bill yesterday (30 November) that will give the government new powers to increase inspections of food processing facilities and force companies to recall tainted...