Mungalli Creek Dairy has opened up a new $3 million processing plant, supported by the Queensland government’s $175 million Jobs and Regional Growth Fund. Mungalli Creek Dairy CEO Robert Watson said the new facility’s modern and efficient equipment will increase productivity and allow the business to grow market share and become export compliant. “I hope … Continue reading Mungalli Creek Dairy opens $3 million processing plant
Victorian businesses will get a boost into Asian markets following the release of a new round of export support vouchers by the state Labor government. The $1 million in vouchers are to help over thirty businesses ranging across local industries – including food and wine, skin care, information communication technology (ICT) and advanced manufacturing – … Continue reading $1 million in support vouchers granted to Victorian exporters
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Dyno Nobel Asia Pacific $460,000, after a misplaced pipe and a valve failure resulted in toxic wastewater flowing onto a neighbouring farm, waterlogging a paddock and killing livestock. Dyno Nobel produces nitrate products used in explosives. In January and February 2015, work on Dyno’s on-site wastewater collection … Continue reading Explosives manufacturer fined $460,000 for livestock death
Hong Kong dairy company Ausnutria has announced the start of its acquisition of Victorian dairy manufacturer Australian Dairy Park (ADP). Once the acquisition is complete, Ausnutria will hold all the business of ADP, including the manufacturing, packaging and sale of dairy and milk powder products and related research and development activities, as well as the existing … Continue reading Ausnutria acquires Victorian dairy manufacturer ADP
Dairy processor Murray Goulburn has announced that it will close three factories, resulting in the loss of hundreds of jobs. The processor will close factories in Edith Creek in northern Tasmania, and Rochester and Kiewa in northern Victoria. The closures will be staggered, beginning with the closure of the Edith Creek factory at the end … Continue reading Murray Goulburn to kill 360 jobs in factory closures
Italian multinational dairy company Parmalat has committed to a $12 million upgrade of its Adelaide factory. The company has invested $30 million in the Clarence Gardens facility since 2011. The company’s Australian chief executive Craig Garvin said its investment shows the company’s commitment to South Australia, which he believes is important in light of the recent … Continue reading Milk manufacturer invests $12m in SA facility
Small to medium food manufacturers are currently facing a butter shortage due to a combination of a drop in overall milk production, an increase in demand nationally and a change in consumer tastes. According to Dairy Australia senior analyst John Droppert, more consumers are drinking full cream milk than they were previously. This has become … Continue reading Australian food manufacturers facing butter shortage
Fonterra’s new Stanhope cheese factory is set to open its doors before June this year, with an expected capacity of 45,000 tonnes of cheese per year for domestic and export markets. Meanwhile, there has been speculation among the dairy industry about how this will affect local milk suppliers. According to Fonterra chief executive Rene Dedoncker, … Continue reading Fonterra’s new cheese factory to increase capacity by 50 per cent
a2 Milk’s half year profit has risen dramatically to $NZ10.1 million ($A9.34 million), on the back of demand for its infant formula.
Shareholders of Murray Goulburn have voted in favour of publically listing the company on the Australian Stock Exchange.
Dairy company Parmalat has been issued with a Prevention Notice by the EPA following complaints about foul odours at its factory in western Sydney.
Australia could export fresh milk to Asia by boat and thereby double annual milk production, a Dutch logistics and engineering company says.
David Jones has recalled its Hotel Chocolat milk-free chocolate eggs, because there is a chance they may contain milk.
Orora will invest in its manufacturing capacity for the supply of multi-walled dairy bags to Fonterra’s New Zealand operations.
Fonterra has announced it will expand its organic milk business to help meet growing demand, particularly from Asian consumers.
Fonterra will acquire 18.8 percent of Chinese infant formula manufacturer, Beingmate Baby & Child Food Company Ltd.
The a2 Milk Company Limited has gained in principal approval to list on the Australian stock exchange, subject to customary pre-quotation conditions.
The countdown to foodpro 2014 has begun with the iconic triennial event to open on Sunday June 22 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
New Zealand’s manufacturing sales, led by meat and dairy, saw a record increase in the December quarter.