Sara Lee launches single serve range in Australia
January 28, 2015

Sara Lee launches single serve range in Australia Dessert brand Sara Lee has launched a new range of single serve desserts in Australia. The Sara Lee Singles range includes three varieties: New York Baked Cheesecake, Raspberry and Chocolate Fudge, and Creme Brulee. Each dessert comes in a pack of four. “As Australia’s number one dessert brand, we’ve been providing mouth-watering desserts for over 40 years,” said Karen Ramsay, Sara Lee Marketing Manager. “We’re delighted to... ...Read more »

Kellogg’s launches Pop-Tarts ice cream sandwiches in Australia
January 28, 2015

Kellogg’s launches Pop-Tarts ice cream sandwiches in Australia Global breakfast food manufacturer Kellogg’s has launched Pop-Tart ice cream sandwiches in Australia, in collaboration with a Sydney pastry chef Andy Bowden. Established in 1924, Kellogg’s is one of the world’s largest cereal companies, and its brand portfolio includes Kellogg’s, Be Natural, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, Rice Bubbles, Nutri-Grain, Special K, All-Bran, Sultana Bran, Coco Pops and Pringles. Mr Bowden, who is known... ...Read more »

Single-serve ice cream on the rise relative to tub sales
January 14, 2015

Single-serve ice cream on the rise relative to tub sales The share of hand-held single serve products in global ice cream new product activity continues to rise on increased demand for individual snacks and treats, according to findings from market research organisation Innova Market Insights. Single-serve products accounted for a quarter of global ice cream launches recorded by Innova Market Insights in the 12 months to the end of October 2014, up from 22 per cent five years previously. “The hand-held... ...Read more »

Dairy Australia urges FSANZ to accept ‘sports drink health claims’ for dairy products
January 12, 2015

Dairy Australia urges FSANZ to accept ‘sports drink health claims’ for dairy products Dairy Australia has made a submission to Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), urging the regulator to allow milk products in Australia and New Zealand to carry health claims for replenishment of the body following intense or strenuous exercise. FSANZ is the bi-national regulator responsible for the wording of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (Food Standards Code). The Food Standards Code... ...Read more »

Iconic ice cream brand to close doors – assets for sale
January 12, 2015

Iconic ice cream brand to close doors – assets for sale One of Australia’s most iconic food brands Dairy Bell Ice Cream has decided voluntarily to shut down after 44 years of manufacturing ice cream in Australia, and has told Australian Food News that its assets are available for sale. Dairy Bell’s Managing Director, Mr Andre Razums told Australian Food News that the decision to close was voluntary. “We feel that the time has come,” Mr Razums said. “As the old saying goes, ‘you’ve... ...Read more »

Sipahh launches e-commerce store in Australia
January 6, 2015

Sipahh has launched an onlne store Flavoured drinking straw company Sipahh is set to launch its e-commerce store in February 2015, which will allow consumers to buy bulk packs of its straws. Sipahh straws, which use the Unistraw Delivery System, were created by Australian Peter Baron, were designed to encourage children to drink more milk. The Unistraw Delivery System is a patented straw-delivery device created in 1996, and released commercially in 2005. The UDS can add flavor, energy, vitamins nutrition,... ...Read more »

Food and beverage mergers and acquisitions in Australia in 2014
December 23, 2014

Food and beverage mergers and acquisitions in Australia in 2014 Earlier in December 2014, Australian Food News reported that food manufacturing was one of four manufacturing sub-sectors to expand in November 2014, according to the Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI). In June 2014, Australian Food News reported that business advisory firm Grant Thornton had undertaken research that revealed that the Australian food and beverage industry was ripe... ...Read more »

Stevia manufacturers look to target dairy sector
December 23, 2014

Stevia manufacturers look to target dairy sector Stevia manufacturers are making moves to target the dairy sector, with global stevia producer PureCircle launching a product aimed specifically at this category. PureCircle is a leading global producer of “high-purity” stevia ingredients for the global food and beverage industry. The company is a driving force behind moving stevia from a niche ingredient to mainstream. PureCircle has offices around the world with the global headquarters in Kuala... ...Read more »

ACCC launches major investigation on raw milk even after bath milk recall
December 15, 2014

Raw milk controversy continues even after bath milk recall The debate around raw milk continues after dairy company Mountain View Farm recalled its Organic Bath Milk product. The recall came after the product was implicated in the death of a three-year-old child, who had consumed it. ACCC to investigate possible ACL breaches The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) announced on Friday that it was leading a national investigation of consumer law regulators into possible breaches of... ...Read more »

Australian food manufacturing expands in latest period, PMI stats
December 10, 2014

Australian food manufacturing expands in latest period, PMI stats Food manufacturing was one of four manufacturing sub-sectors to expand in November 2014, according to the Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI). Food manufacturing expansion Among the eight manufacturing sub-sectors, four expanded in November 2014. The large food, beverages & tobacco (up 2.4 points to 59.1 points) and the smaller wood & paper products (up 2.1 points to 61.6... ...Read more »

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