CHOICE Shonky Awards feature dishonest health claims

Consumer advocacy group CHOICE today released their 10th annual CHOICE Shonky Awards, highlighting dishonest products and companies “taking advantage of Australian consumers”.   Among the 2015 Shonky awards winners was biscuit producer Arnott’s for a claim displayed on its Tiny Teddy product. The biscuits were labelled with a “school canteen – meets amber guidelines” logo, developed... Read more »


Australia’s entry into Trans Pacific Partnership and what it means for the food industry

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has this week been finalised after negotiations began in 2010.   The TPP centers on a free trade zone between 12 countries located around the Pacific rim including Australia, the US, New Zealand, Singapore and Japan.   As an international free trade agreement,... Read more »


Know exactly how much you’re sending out the door

Checkweighers automatically check the weight of packaged goods, and any packs outside the specified tolerances are pushed off the line. They are a simple, yet highly effective, way to ensure that everything that leaves your factory door is the right weight. The main benefits are: targeted cost reductions greater... Read more »

Pet food & large packages leak / seal tester Model 6089L

SealTick TSE 6089L is developed on-demand to fulfil customers’ leak testing requirements for pet food and pet care products specifically in large size packages. This model can run test on packages weighing up to 22Kg. The family of Sealtick TSE 6089L is already in use around the world for testing a... Read more »

Tandem Trading Pty Ltd – dehydrated tropical fruits

Tandem Trading offers a wide range of dehydrated tropical fruits. These include: Pineapple, mango, papaya, cantaloupe, coconut, kiwi fruit and jackfruit. Products can be produced as traditional sugar preserved or as low sugar added or in some cases no sugar added.  The low sugar added range includes... Read more »

Same day Alicyclobacillus test for fruit juice and concentrates

Alicyclobacillus (ACB) species are bacteria which are resistant to low pH and pasteurisation. They produce off-flavour and aroma compounds that spoil juice products. Current methods for ACB testing are laborious and require over 7 days to yield definitive results. These limitations make it impossible... Read more »

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Powerade changes its formula

Coca Cola South Pacific have announced that Powerade will be undergoing its biggest reformulation since 2006.   Renamed ‘Powerade ON4’ Coca-Cola says the new formula will contain 95 per cent more electrolytes than its current Isotonic 600ml bottle.   The product relaunch will be supported... Read more »

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ACCC publishes free-range egg guide

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) has released a guide to assist egg producers better understand how the Australian Consumer Law... Read more »

Australia’s first syndicated product testing platform introduced

Sydney based company Play Market Research has introduced Australia’s first syndicated product testing platform.   The new platform called ‘Pop... Read more »

FoodLegal’s most popular workshop is back in Sydney and Melbourne

Back by popular demand, food law expert consultants FoodLegal will run more sessions of their training workshop on the Health Claims Standard of the Australia... Read more »

Noodle Box acquires Wok in a Box

Australian fast food chain Noodle Box has acquired competitor Wok in a Box.   Noodle Box is currently the nation’s largest noodle-based quick-service... Read more »


Scientists developing exercise pills

Scientists are currently in the process of developing pills which mimic the effects of exercise.   A review published in the October 2015 edition... Read more »

Case Study – Australian jams the condiment of choice in luxury Indonesian hotels: Beerenberg

  South Australian jam and condiments maker Beerenberg has been selling its jams to Indonesia since 1993. Today Indonesia is Beerenberg’s third... Read more »

Calcium supplements unlikely to help bones

New research claims to have found that eating more calcium or taking calcium supplements is unlikely to help prevent fractures or osteoporosis in the elderly.   Lead... Read more »

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What is TCO? And how does it affect Australian manufacturers?

Highly competitive business climates challenge companies to find creative ways of... Read more »

Ski D’Lite relaunches with 25 per cent less sugar

Ski Di’Lite yoghurt has been relaunched with 25 per cent less added sugar.   The... Read more »

Maggie Beer expands ice cream range

The Maggie Beer ice cream range has been expanded to include stick-based offerings.... Read more »

AsureQuality inSight™ and Authenticateit© sign Agreement to bring together traceability, food safety and quality assurance

New Zealand government-owned food safety and quality assurance company AsureQuality... Read more »

Nudie introduces coconut-based ‘yoghurt’ range

Nudie has introduced a new range of yoghurts made from fermented coconut milk instead... Read more »

Sipahh launches Halloween inspired flavour

Australian Beverage brand Sipahh has launched a new flavour to help celebrate Halloween. ‘Ghostly... Read more »

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