To compete well, quality is king in manufacturing. But unless you’re producing hand-crafted bespoke furniture, the demand for more products, more quickly means it’s just not feasible to rely on human inspection. As good as your staff are, they can’t inspect goods to the high standards that your customers and end consumers expect.Enter automated inspection systems. They have your QC/QA under control, and also considerably decrease operational expenses.
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- Australia is experiencing a garlic bread shortage due to a massive recall impacting Woolworths, Aldi, IGA, Domino’s and Pizza Hut.
- Coles says it is the first Australian supermarket to offer no added wax on its apples.
- Unilever has committed to ensuring all its plastic packaging globally is either fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025.
- A new health food trend may be on the horizon with a US Kellogg’s venture capital fund investing big money into a company which produces food made with an ingredient dubbed by some as the next “superfood”.
- Australian ice cream and beverage producer, Frosty Boy, has revealed what it thinks will be 2017’s biggest dessert trends.
- Would you like your doctor to follow you around the supermarket while you do the weekly grocery shop, helping make sure you choose the right foods for your diet?
- Researchers from the University of Queensland have lead the development of a new crop protection spray described as “revolutionary”.
- Coca-Cola South Pacific has announced a new summer marketing campaign for its Fuze Tea beverage.
- Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) has released its Australia Day lamb advertisement for 2017 with this year’s commercial focused around celebrating diversity.
- Food containing hemp may soon become part of the Australian diet with regulators expected to approve the plant for human consumption in April 2017.
- Australians who like to shop at farmers’ markets can now do so without even leaving their front door, thanks to a new online grocery option.
- Free trade agreements (FTAs) secured by Australia with China, Japan and South Korea in 2014 and 2015 are benefiting Australian fruit and vegetable producers according to new data analysed and published by IBISWorld.
- A small Sydney pizzeria has scooped the national title in the Menulog Restaurant Awards for 2016, after beating more than 8,000 restaurants on Menulog for the top spot.
- The US arm of Pepsi Co has launched a new premium bottled water brand designed to serve “as a source of inspiration, as well as a hydration”.
- Kellogg’s has given its LCM bars a health makeover.
- SumoSalad is making it easier for its customers to order with a new app.
- Bellamy’s Organic Chief Executive Officer Laura McBain is out the door and a key contract with Fonterra has been renegotiated in hopes of saving the infant nutritional company.
- Things are changing at the top of Aussie Farmers Direct.
- A television advertisement for coffee chain Muzz Buzz has been removed from the air after receiving complaints it portrayed bullying and for being suggestive of paedophilia.
- New research from the University of Adelaide has concluded that there is no greater risk of Salmonella contamination in the production of free range eggs due to hot summer weather.
- Researchers from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) say that Australian manuka honey is just as powerful at fighting bacteria as New Zealand manuka honey.
- Most pubs know the old trick of placing salty snacks out for patrons so they get thirsty and buy more drinks. But why is it that even when we consume high-in-calorie alcohol we often get hungry?
- The US arm of Mars has acquired pet-care company VCA for US $7.7 billion.
- Gelatissimo has released three new Australian summer inspired flavours.
- Woolworths is giving its suppliers a whole new level of access to data on consumer shopping habits with a new online portal called “Supplier Connect”.
- For Australian Food News readers that may have been away over the recent holiday period, on 24 December 2016 Woolworths finally reached an agreement with BP to sell the 527 Woolworths fuel convenience sites for AUD $1.78 billion.
- Chinese online shopping giant, Alibaba, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with GS1 Australia to formalise, promote and strengthen online trade between China and Australia
- Australia has suspended the import of raw green prawns from White Spot disease affected countries.
- The latest Roy Morgan Research has found Australian children are drinking a lot more sweeten drinks than Australian adults.
- Researchers at the Imperial College London have criticised the switch from sugar beverages to artificially sweetened beverages.
- Doughnut King is taking a different direction opening a new concept store.
- Doughnut King is taking a different direction opening a new concept store.
- New season apples sold at Woolworths nationally from February 2017 will have no wax added to them.
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- The World, Residences at Sea has been bestowed two prestigious accolades in The World of Fine Wine magazine’s World’s Best Wine Lists 2016 for a second year in a row. The private residential Ship received three stars, the highest possible and lead its category as Best Ship 2016.
Grosset Wines’ Polish Hill Riesling has been included on The World’s prestigious list for some time now, but when it sails tomorrow, the Grosset Springvale, Grosset Semillon Sauvignon Bl
- Try as they might, Australia’s fast food outlets have not been retaining their visitation rates.
- American supermarket expert, Phil Lempert, has predicted that “2017 promises to be one of the most exciting in the history of food and retailing”.
- Freedom Foods is now selling its first chilled almond milk range in 1 litre bottles.
- Wine exports to China have increased by over 50 per cent since the start of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) one year ago says the Winemakers’ Federation of Australia.
- Fermented foods, boutique coffee roasts, and Asian pancakes are some of the major hospitality trends set to boom in 2017 according to Silver Chef’s latest annual Hospitality Industry Success Index report (HISI).
- Tasman Butchers are shaking things up with a rebrand and new products targeted at the ethically-minded consumer.
- Di Bella coffee has launched a line of coffee capsules which biodegrade within 180 days in regular landfill.
- The Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has decided that products containing codeine will no longer be able to be sold over the counter from 1 February 2018.
- ith healthier eating and snacking between meals on the rise in China, there are excellent prospects for growth in the nuts category.
- Cherry production and cherry exports are booming in Australia and especially in Tasmania. In 2006-7 production in Tasmania was 2000 tonnes of which 300 tonnes were exported; in the 2015-6 season Tasmanian orchards are estimated to have produced 5000 tonnes of which 2994 tonnes were exported, earning AUD $52million.
- More and more Chinese consumers are feeling time scarce and view cooking as a chore, turning to convenient ready meals to free up more time to themselves.
- In the intelligent packaging space, Australian companies exhibiting at AUSPACK are developing solutions for brand owners that enable the development of experience-rich marketing campaigns; relay vital information on nutritional content and product provenance; and provide a platform for authentication, traceability, and brand protection.
- Processing machinery will continue to be a critical focus for AUSPACK 2017 with an impressive list of companies that have already signed up to exhibit and with an inaugural Processing Day held on Wednesday March 8, 2017.
- The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it will not appeal the Federal Court decision which dismissed its claim that Woolworths had engaged in unconscionable conduct through its “Mind the Gap” scheme.
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