Woolworths slammed by Fair Work Ombudsman for procurement of trolley collectors

The Fair Work Ombudsman has just issued a report criticising Woolworths with a finding that some trolley collectors working at its supermarkets were being paid as little as $10 an hour. The trolley collectors should have been paid between $18.01 and $22.51 an hour depending on whether they were full-time, part-time or casual employees. The underpayment allegations were revealed in the report which... Read more »


What will Brexit mean for Australian food and beverage producers?

Despite indications the poll would be close, the London financial community has been dumbfounded by the decision of a majority of British voters to leave the European Union (EU). However, advocates of the ‘Remain Case’ were not dumbstruck. They hit out at the result by blaming excessive populism... Read more »


Review: labelling technologies, which do you need?

Labels are perfect for normal product runs and promotions, where they offer a cost-effective solution for short runs or time periods, without needing new packaging. Labelling offers many different ways to code, mark and identify products. Labels can be used from primary to tertiary levels, on individual... Read more »

Tips for career success at AIFST Young Professionals Breakfast

A panel of some of Australia’s most respectable experts and leaders in the food industry will present at a free networking breakfast for Young Professionals in the industry at the 49th Annual AIFST Convention. Georgie Aley, CEO of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST), said... Read more »

Leak testing by Bestech

Leak testing helps ensure the integrity of product packaging. Various testing methods can be used including vacuum decay and immersion testing. These methods are designed to detect flexible packaging integrity problems, including large and small leaks caused bycracked and rolled seals or other package... Read more »

From Innovation to Networking and Product Debuts, FoodTech Qld to Host It All

FoodTech Qld is taking place this coming Sunday and will certainly be an exciting time for exhibitors and visitors alike. With so many great products and technology on show, here’s a description of some highlights bound to interest food manufacturers. ASSA ABLOY will be exhibiting their supply of intelligent... Read more »

What's New

Over The Moo expands its range

Over The Moo is expanding its ice cream range with two new varieties now available. The new varieties are: ‘I Fell For Caramel’: Coconut caramel ice cream with salted caramel sauce throughout and toffee balls. ‘Ginger ninja Karate Choc’: Coconut chocolate ice cream with pieces of gingernut biscuit Over... Read more »

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LaManna and Premier Fruits to merge

Two of Australia’s best-know suppliers of fresh fruit and vegetables, LaManna Group and Premier Fruits Group, will be merging from July 2016. Newly appointed... Read more »

Collins Foods sees profit boost with KFC stores

ASX-listed food group, Collins Foods, has reported profit growth for the 2016 financial year largely thanks to its KFC restaurants. Collins Foods, which... Read more »

Need for food businesses to implement ‘best practice’ for new technology

They say change is as good as a holiday, but is it really for a food business trying to implement new technology or software systems? According to Stephen... Read more »

Murray Goulburn’s new season farmgate milk prices shock effect, again

Dairy processing giant Murray Goulburn (MG) this week rattled its farmers again by declaring another low farmgate milk price, this time for its 2016/17... Read more »


CUB wins back Corona and Stella Artois from Lion

Carlton United Breweries (CUB) has won back the right to import Corona and Stella Artois beer into Australia. CUB used to import the beers until it was... Read more »

Mondelez International and Facebook work together on new social media technology

Mondelez International, the owner of the Cadbury brand in Australia, is renewing its global strategic relationship with social media platform, Facebook. The... Read more »

Amazon Fresh – shaking up the retail food sector in the US & UK, by creating a better way from farm to fork

Amazon Fresh, an online-only grocery delivery service, entered the US market in 2007. An Amazon executive says the US $338.7 billion retailer could launch... Read more »

What's New

WCB launches snacks under ‘Coon’ and ‘Cracker Barrel’

Warrnambool Cheese & Butter (WCB) is now selling snack sized portions of cheese... Read more »

Coopers launches its 2016 Vintage Ale

Coopers has officially launched its 2016 Vintage Ale. ‘Coopers Extra Strong Vintage’... Read more »

McCain launches Healthy Choice Protein Plus frozen meals

McCain is now selling a new frozen meal range in Australian supermarkets, Healthy... Read more »

SodaStream launches homemade beer system

SodaStream is launching a homemade beer system called ‘The Beer Bar’. The Beer... Read more »

New Montague apple varieties launched

Australian apple producer, Montague, has announced it will be supplying four new... Read more »

New cook book for the elderly released

A new cook book aimed at the elderly and those with dementia is being launched this... Read more »

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