The iconic Australian food brand, Rosella, has partnered with the global food packaging company, Tetra Pak, to make the switch from cans to the Tetra Recart package – the solution with the lowest CO2 footprint in the market. Read more
Impossible Beef is possible in Australian supermarkets
California-based brand Impossible Foods launched its flagship product Impossible Beef Made From Plants in Woolworths stores across Australia and Countdown stores in New Zealand. This is the first time Impossible Beef can be purchased in supermarkets in both regions, following four months after the company landed in over 150 restaurants in Australia – including Grill’d and Butter.
Global farmgate milk prices spike, Rabobank reports
Rabobank has reported that farmgate milk prices have increased significantly across the globe’s major dairy export regions and a further “upside” in milk prices remains. Read more
Top Victorian beef producers in Eating Quality Awards
The 2022 Meat Standards Australia (MSA) Excellence in Eating Quality Awards recognised Victorian beef producers who consistently delivered superior-quality beef. Read more
Australia’s first all-female distilling company reports success
Australia’s first all-female distilling company, Clovendoe Distilling Co., reports success in the non-alcoholic beverages market with founder Catie Fry at the helm. Read more
Queensland researchers release new pulse storage practice guide
Queensland researchers have developed Australia’s guide for storing pulses and managing pests to support the state’s rapidly expanding chickpea and pulses industry. Read more
Western Australian winemaker joins AWRI as newly appointed dux
Former winemaker at Cape Mentelle Vineyards, Ben Cane, was appointed as the dux of the 52nd Advanced Wine Assessment Course by The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI). Read more
Entries are open for the 2022 Australasian PIDA Awards
Coordinated by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), the 2022 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards’ entries are now open. Read more
Coravin elevates its Australian customer offering with new trade portal
Coravin, a global wine technology company, has launched a new user-friendly online trade portal for its Australian customers. Read more
Recalls made easier for beverages and brewers
GS1 is helping tackle the recall issues faced by the beverage and brewing sector across Australia. Read more
Support needed to keep supermarket shelves stocked, AFGC says
Australia’s food and grocery manufacturing industry is working around the clock, keeping supermarket shelves stocked with Australians in nearly every corner of the country needed to turn up to work to ensure supply. Read more
Krispy Kreme launch limited edition Cadbury Caramilk doughnuts
For the first time in Australia, Cadbury Caramilk will officially feature in a sweet-baked treat: Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Read more
Public Brewing Co. extends their range with the Maku Pilsner
Heavy duty horizontal slicers are needed to keep up with the demand for meat
As Australians continue to buy meat at increasing rates many companies need greater equipment to stay in step with the market. Read more
Testing Solutions for the Lactose Intolerant
An estimated 68 per cent of consumers worldwide have a low ability to digest lactose. Lactose intolerance is an uncomfortable dietary restriction that affects the ability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy products.
KitKat Vegan to be released in Australia this July
Nestlé will release a new, four-finger, vegan KitKat in Australia this July. Read more
Milking the happy cow image
The image of a healthy, happy cow grazing on a lush pasture is probably the first that comes to mind when thinking about Australia and New Zealand’s dairy products.
And, for the most part, that image is in line with reality.
Both countries have long enjoyed a high reputation for the quality and safety of their dairy products. Moderate climate, abundant grazelands and access to water mean pasture is available for cows to graze outside, which adds to the reputation of Australian and New Zealand dairy products as high in nutritional value.
This positive industry image bodes well for the two countries’ export markets. A study in 2020 confirmed that the positive perception around Australia’s ‘pure and natural farmlands’ is quite strong in major dairy consumer markets in Southeast Asia.1 Dairy is also the largest export sector in New Zealand, accounting for one in every three dollars New Zealand earns from the goods export trade.2
With both countries’ economies so reliant on dairy exports, food testing laboratories such as AsureQuality’s Auckland laboratory process millions of dairy samples – from raw and treated milk to powdered milk, butter, and cheese – each year to support New Zealand exporters and help them meet Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMARs) in their destination countries.
Michael Hodgson, Group Service Manager – Food Testing at AsureQuality, which conducts approximately 1.4 million dairy sample tests per year, says access to quality chemicals and laboratory consumables is essential to our business of supporting dairy exporters through fast and accurate testing services.
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Celebrating Australia’s first National Prawn Day with sustainability
Saturday the 20 of March saw Australia celebrate its first National Prawn Day which also coincided with the start of prawn season for both farmed and wild caught prawns.
Wilmar’s sweet alternative making waves in beverage industry
Sugar and alcohol are two key ingredients for many beverages produced in Australia, and ingredient specialist Wilmar Sugar Australia (Wilmar) is one of the major players in the market.
Australia’s most sustainable seafood 2021
Held annually, the Sustainable Seafood Awards focus on encouraging fisheries, suppliers and their retailers to be sustainable and protect the future of seafood.