With the risk of food contamination increasing, producers, manufacturers, retailers, regulators and the consuming public all continually raise the bar for food safety. The variety of potential contaminants that must be detected across the food supply chain complicates screening procedures.
When a major retailer uses its countervailing power (or “market muscle”) to negotiate better terms from suppliers, should policy makers be concerned?
Food manufacturer Healthy Snacks Australia has been fined $60,000 after an employee had a finger partially severed by a machine.
The leading representative body for Australian manufacturing brewers has slammed a new industry group, which it says will create public confusion redirect funds away from established organisations.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is investigating a proposed takeover of the Aperio Group by Amcor to determine if the purchase would damage competition on the flexible packaging sector.
Mark Rawet, Tubing Business Manager of Watson-Marlow’s Manufacturing Plant in Falmouth, explains why processing equipment manufacturers need to adapt processes to meet industry demands.
Gordon Slater, chairman of Byron Bay Cookie Company, speaks about the company’s transition from hand-made to machine production, and the important role exporting plays in its future growth plans.
It is not a good time to be a food manufacturing worker in Victoria at the moment, with Mars and Murray Goulburn set to slash more than 100 employees from its workforce between them.