Sunshine Coast specialised food producer Epicurean Products is set to become an advanced manufacturer and improve efficiency thanks to a half-million-dollar Queensland government grant. State Development Minister Anthony Lynham said the Yandina-based company would use the $514,955 grant to install new processing systems to reduce production time and improve food safety. The $20 million Made in … Continue reading Epicurean Products uses QLD gov grant for advanced manufacturing processes
Seeing an opportunity in the market creates the foundations for a successful manufacturer yet it sometimes takes a leap of faith to help the business thrive. At Inoxpa, a small team in Victoria is taking its specialist food and dairy technology to a new stage. For a manufacturer that already adds value to the food … Continue reading Meet the manufacturer taking on unchartered territory
Sunshine Coast pet treat business Huds and Toke has expanded into the Japanese market, after receiving a government grant in April. The family business started four years ago, manufacturing high-quality dog, horse and cat treats in Queensland. After receiving $90,000 under the state government’s Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas Fund, the company has made plans to … Continue reading Qld pet treat manufacturer expands exports
A newly-opened Queensland meat processor has been forced to halt operations after Safe Food Queensland placed a suspension on activity. Barco Queensland, owned by pet food manufacturer Millennium Pet Foods, opened its inactive game meat abbatoir in Charleville this March. Safe Food Queensland has not yet listed the reason for the Charleville processor’s suspension, and … Continue reading Qld meat processor shut down due to food safety concerns
A new Kangaroo meat processor has opened in south-west Queensland, with contracts to supply to food service, small goods companies and an Australian independent supermarket chain. Barco Queensland, owned by Gold Coast-based pet food manufacturer Millennium Pet Foods, opened an inactive game meat abattoir in Charleville in March. The plant will start out processing 1000 … Continue reading New kangaroo meat processor for south-west Queensland
Rising energy costs and lack of reliable supply are threatening to push Australia’s red meat processing offshore. The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) is currently conducting a survey of its members to determine the scale of the problem and help create an energy policy for the industry. According to AMIC’s Robert Barker, affordable and reliable … Continue reading Energy costs threaten Australia’s biggest manufacturing industry
Lobe and piston pumps traditionally used in the food processing industry deliver excellent benefits.
The a2 Milk Company Limited has gained in principal approval to list on the Australian stock exchange, subject to customary pre-quotation conditions.
Coca-Cola Amatil and the Victorian government have announced a new $100 million investment plan to assist fruit processor SPC Ardmona and the Goulburn Valley.
Wiley has welcomed the incoming Abbott Ministry’s focus on initiatives to support agriculture and food manufacturing.
The federal government is planning to come up with an election policy to address difficulties in the manufacturing and food processing sectors.
In light of Simplot’s announcement that it may soon close its Devonport plant, Tasmania’s state liberals have said the government must do whatever it can to ensure the food processor stays afloat.
Simplot Australia has advised employees that two of its plants are under threat of closure.
Heinz Watties has reported a five per cent drop in net profit for the year to April 29, with significant costs centred around the relocation of sauce and beetroot processing back to New Zealand.
Australian peach growers say they were only informed of SPC Ardmona’s decision to cut its peach quota by almost 20 per cent after they had begun preparing for season.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council’s annual State of The Industry report has shown a decrease in the food manufacturing industry’s output.
Campaign group Australian Made has told the National Food Plan that stricter labelling laws are needed to protect Australian food manufacturing jobs.
The National Food Plan has failed to consider the country’s food processing sector, believes a federal MP.
The food processing manufacturing sub-sector is hurting badly from cheap imports, and some are warning that more needs to be done to stop it from disappearing.