A Mexican candy factory near the border with Texas has suffered an explosion and severe damage, with at least one dead and reports of over 40 injured.
Up to 160 Greenham abattoir workers are expected to strike on Friday in Tasmania, with the Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union dissatisfied with the offer of a 2.5 per cent annual pay increase over four years.
The Australasian Meat Industry Employees’ Union has said a Beresfield chicken processing plant is only one that has been using exploited foreign contractors on holiday visas.
Peter Kelly, the managing director of SPC Ardmona, has said that the federal and Victorian governments should be supporting local food processors and farmers by encouraging public institutions to source locally-made food.
The Australian PMI has recorded its first positive result since June 2011, recording an overall score of 51.7 points for September.
The has been a growth in revenue, annualised at 4.8 per cent for the five years to 2013 – 2014, for the baby food sector.
CHEP Australia has launched a new drying technology which will help deliver 80 percent drier plastic crates to the fresh produce industry.
Brad Teys, the CEO of beef processor Teys Australia, has called for workplace reform, detailing a need to do so to protect local manufacturing and offer more than “platitudes” about the sector’s difficulties.
A meatworker is suing his former employer Teys Australia for $750,000 over a February 2011 incident, in which he slipped and cut his hand on a metal tray.
Maryborough Sugar Factory, the country’s third-biggest producer of sugar, is trying to convince struggling dairy farmers and graziers to switch to sugarcane.
Byron Bay Cookie Company, which entered voluntary administration in March, has been sold to the Rinoldi Group.
Coca Cola Amatil has closed its Peats Ridge bottling plant, citing a decreased demand for bottled water and offering four redundancies to employees.
Tasmania’s whisky producers have been gaining worldwide attention, with three distilleries being listed in the 2013 World Whiskey Bible and significant growth reported.
The recent drop in the Australian dollar has brought some relief to trade-exposed regional manufacturers.
Talking only about 3D printers and guns is like watching a movie in fast forward, slowing down only to watch the bits where people die.
South Australian smallgoods brand, Conroy’s, has been hit with a $8,000 fine for four hygiene standards breaches at its Bowden factory.
Victorian baby food maker Baby Royale has gained Malaysian distribution, expected to eventually be worth $20 million a year.
Terry Davis, the managing director of Coca-Cola Amatil, has spoken of the pressures facing food manufacturers during a speech to the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce.
Simplot Australia has advised employees that two of its plants are under threat of closure.
The Australian Made Campaign has today launched its new site, featuring thousands of Australian manufacturers, producers and processers.