Nationals Senator criticises ACCC decision not to oppose acquisition of Primo by JBS The decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to not oppose the proposed acquisition of...

Brazil’s JBS buys Primo Smallgoods Australia’s largest meat processor, marketer and export JBS Australia has signed a $1.45 billion deal to acquire ham, bacon and smallgoods producer Primo Smallgoods. The...

Saskia Beer with pig farmers The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accepted a court enforceable undertaking from Barossa Farm Produce Pty Ltd (Barossa Farm Produce) for false or...

Australian smallgoods producer, Continental Kosher Butchers, has rebranded its best-loved and oldest product, Garlic Wurst. The rebranded Garlic Wurst still carries the image of the refugee who brought...

South Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman has announced a new compliance campaign taking aim at food businesses. The new focus will be on bakeries, poultry and smallgoods retailers, butchers, greengrocers...

KR Castlemaine has  launched a campaign for a pre-packaged ham product with the claim to be “natural”, using new technologies to become the “first Australian pre-packaged ham that is artificially...

Australian Pork Ltd’s annual Australian Ham Week, 3-10 July, kicks off again with the winners of the nationwide quest to name the country’s very best Australian ham. APL, the national representative...

Primo Smallgoods is the subject of reported interest from private-equity firms, including Blackstone and Affinity Equity Partners. A Reuters report said last week that private-equity firms are looking...

Melbourne has its first fully free-range deli, with the opening of Bezela Foodstore in Carlton. The deli, run by locals Jessica Sissons and Tim Merrett, will stock exclusively free-range produce, with...

This Saturday August 7, The Sydney Morning Herald Growers’ Market will feature SBS TV’s Gourmet Farmer, chef and author Matthew Evans. Evans will be on stage at 8.30am and 9.30am to present...