Industry News

Use-By or Best Before Date?

May 26, 2016 Packaging

For food processors, date codes are critical, and there are harsh penalties for those who don’t comply. However, it can be confusing: should you be using a use-by or best before date? Mark Dingley, GM of operations at Matthews Australasia, says the idea behind date coding — in whichever form — comes back purely and […]

The Australian Dairy Industry

The Australian Dairy industry is a busy, complex one. In fact, it’s a $13 billion farming and manufacturing export industry that deeply enriches further regional Australian industries. 6,000 dairy farmers and a further 40,000 Australians have a part to play in dairy products that are Australian made – products that are consumed to the tune […]

What does the 2016 Budget Mean for the Manufacturing Industry?

May 16, 2016 Policy & Trends

The Australian Government’s budget announcement for 2016 has positive consequences, specifically for small businesses in Australia, including many of the food manufacturing companies within the industry. Most notable are two key announcements: Firstly: the decision to extend the $20, 000 instant asset write-off scheme to businesses with a turnover of up to $10 million. Previously […]

Queensland’s First Food Manufacturing-Focused Industry Event

Dec 17, 2015 FoodTech News

The strength of Queensland’s food industry has resulted in the announcement of a state specific food event, Food Technology Queensland (Foodtech Queensland). The event is to be launched in 2016 by Diversified Communications, the organiser of the hugely successful Foodpro Exhibition, as well as other award-winning food industry events. Launching at the Brisbane Convention & […]

Queensland to See Two Dedicated Food Events in 2016

Dec 14, 2015 FoodTech News

The ongoing strength of Queensland’s food industry has resulted in the announcement of two state dedicated food events to take place in 2016, both to be staged by Diversified Communications, leaders in food industry events. Food Technology Queensland (Foodtech Queensland) and Fine Food Queensland will both bring the best of international and national food trends to […]