- After tasting their way through a record 470 of Australia’s finest dairy products, judges of the prestigious Australian Grand Dairy Awards have announced the 2017 finalists from across the nation.
- Woolworths and Australia Post have today announced a new partnership which will see at least 500 24/7 Parcel Lockers installed at Woolworths supermarkets across Australia.
- The Queensland State Government has decided to ban the use of single-use plastic bans by 2018.
- Chobani Yoghurt has opened a Chobani Café inside a Target store in New York.
- A leading Sydney-based medical professor has written about cases of scurvy among patients in Sydney and the relationship of the disease to their poor diets.
- Collins Foods, owner of a number of Australian KFC and Sizzler restaurants, has reported a jump in profits for the first half of its 2017 financial year which ended 16 October 2016.
- Australian food and agribusiness exports to China have nearly doubled from 2010 to 2015 to AUD $9 Billion.
- Sunny Queen Meal Solutions is now offering an egg-based dessert or snack option called Sweet Bites.
- Young Australians look for a job within the food industry might need to focus on best utilising their skill-set rather than setting their heart on one particular dream job says a new report.
- Organic Growers of Australia (OGA) started as the Northern Rivers Herb Growers Association in 1987 in the Northern Rivers region of NSW when a small group of enthusiastic farmers came together to discuss herb growing at a time when it was practically non-existent in Australia. With a growing interest in organic production, name changes and the program steadily evolving, OGA quickly developed into a body which audited not only herb growers, but farmers and processors Australia-wide. In 200
- Having an efficient production line allows your business to keep pace in a fast, competitive world. But what about the coding and labelling aspect? If it’s inefficient, then in reality your entire line is inefficient — and that’s not good for business longevity.
Inefficient coding and marking cost valuable time, money and resources. Here are 10 things that many manufacturers overlook that could make their inefficient coding and marking operations work far more powerfully.
- Clients please be advised that as of 1 January, 2017, all approval requests must be forwarded via service desk. Please ensure you use your client portal or alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information or assistance, please contact us via phone (07) 3350 5706.
- Australian food and grocery wholesaler, Metcash, has been caught up in the difficulties of an increasingly competitive supermarket sector. Metcash today reported profits of AUD $82.8 million for the first half of its 2017 financial year, a 4.7 per cent drop on its profits for the same period last year.
- Woolworths says it is preparing for the rumoured entry of AmazonFresh into Australia in 2017 by already establishing a new division to deal directly with the threat to its customer base.
- The American division of SodaStream has angered water bottlers with a campaign showing bottled water is bad for the environment, and that SodaStream is a better option.
- A leading supply audit specialist has identified the foods that are most commonly counterfeited in global food production.
- American parent company of Arnott’s, Campbell Soup Company, has reported better than expected results in an update of the three months ended the 30 October 2016.
- A new piece of technology is allowing nursing mothers to easily monitor their baby’s feeding patterns and see exactly the amount of milk the baby has consumed.
- Australian television ratings service, OzTAM, will introduce a ‘Total Grocery Shoppers’ demographic to its services from Sunday 1 January 2017.
- William Grant & Sons has been named Distiller of the Year at the International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC) hosted in London last week.
- The Fair Work Ombudsman has said the Baiada Group, Australia’s second largest poultry processor, has significantly improved its workplace practices and addressed the exploitation of vulnerable overseas workers by its contractors after entering into a compliance partnership last year.
- Australian Certified Organic would like to welcome our most recent clients who have received ACO certification:
Mansfields Pty Ltd
Alchemy Agencies Pty Ltd
Paradise Floras Pty Ltd
DW & CE Paterson
FertPro Manufacturing Pty Ltd
Lindsay Grazing Pty Ltd ATF Lindsay Investment Trust
MWT Foods Pty Ltd
JM Schmidt & MA Schmidt
R & T Smith
- The A2 Milk Company this week announced it has already brought in AUD $148 million of revenue for the first four months of its 2017 financial year.
- The Assistant Director of Australia’s Imported Food section, Mr Stuart Grant, has revealed why many food imports are being rejected.
- US President-Elect, Donald Trump, has announced America will leave the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on day one of his presidency.
- Convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, has requested the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) to share information that it has reported in new allegations of wage underpayments by a 7-Eleven franchisee.
- izza Hut’s acquisition of the Eagle Boys franchise in November 2016 and the possible expansion of its dine-in service offerings are expected to be costly for a franchise that has lagged behind Domino’s, its main competitor, over the past five years.
- Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has released the third edition of Safe Food Australia.
- Wesfarmers has entered into a ten-year agreement with Citi Australia for the distribution of Coles branded credit cards.
- Doughnut King has released a line of premium doughnuts called ‘The Royal Range’.
- Donut King has released a line of premium doughnuts called ‘The Royal Range’.
- AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA A-NZ) have united to deliver the joint industry conference and Trade Show, Hort Connections 2017, marking an historic partnership between two of horticulture’s leading organisations. Also joining forces with AUSVEG and PMA A-NZ will be Australian Organic, Irrigation Australia and Onions Australia. This list of prominent co-hosts ensures that there will be value for the entire supply chain.
Hort Connections will be held at the Adelaide Conv
- Nutri-tech has just launched an Organic Trace Element range for farmers who need to address a specific element deficiency and may not need a whole bag.
Find out more here: http://blog.nutri-tech.com.au/organic-trace-essentials/
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- Are you compliant? Below are some of the most common certification corrective actions raised from audits.
CAR response documentation:
Please always forward CAR response documents to the ACO office, not the auditors. CAR responses can be emailed to email@example.com
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Quaternary sanitisers on food contact surfaces are not permitted unless you have a documented need to use the sanitiser. You will need to ensure that you have a procedure and records
- In a “world-first”, researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne and Lancaster University in the UK have produced a table of the greenhouse gas emissions generated from production of a wide range of foodstuffs.
- In Australia, supermarkets have been very vocal about their ongoing range rationalisation lately, announcing up to 15% range reductions, and now there are calls by suppliers and manufacturers for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to step in and hold supermarket giants Aldi, Coles and Woolworths accountable under the code of conduct.
- A new study has found children who drink low-fat milk can increase their chances of obesity when compared to children who drink full-fat milk.
- ‘Clean and clear’ labelling, plant-based products and less sugar are amongst the Innova Market Insights top food and beverage trend predictions for 2017.
- The first of a series of Eagle Boys restaurants re-opening as Pizza Hut stores has began trading in Sydney.
- Coles has released a number of new private label products in time for summer in December 2016.
- A leading international health nutrition academic has dismissed any unsubstantiated claim that genetically modified wheat is a cause of obesity or illness.
- Peters Ice Cream’s Connoisseur brand has launched a New York inspired ice cream range.
- Australian Organic would like to thank all our amazing clients who contributed to the success of our 3rd Australian Organic Annual Awards night, held in Melbourne on Thursday 10th November, 2016. The awards night, hosted by Olympian and Health and Wellness Consultant, Matt Welsh, was our most successful so far, with the event sold out.
To view the winners and awards night photo gallery, please visit this link: http://austorganic.com/aoaa-2016-winners/
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- Nielsen research has found almost half of Australian consumers wish there were more “all natural” food products on supermarket shelves.
- Yesterday, China banned Viplus Dairy, a Victorian infant formula maker, from selling its products on the mainland. No reason has been given for the ban.
- Accolade Wines has this week acquired Lion’s premium wine business, Fine Wine Partners (FWP).
- Coca-Cola South Pacific has launched its summer marketing campaign for its Powerade sports drink.
- Home-delivery grocery service, Aussie Farmers Direct, has launched its Christmas range for 2016.
- The University of Queensland and Horticulture Innovation Australia are partnering to investigate whether adding probiotics to bagged salads can help reduce incidences of salmonella and listeria poisonings.
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