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This week Down Under

Booze retailers urged to follow dominant Dan Murphy’s model

Of the enormous A$14.5bn spent in Australia last year on alcohol from liquor retailers, almost three-quarters went to supermarket-affiliated retailers, leaving independent stores far behind major chains like Dan Murphy’s...

Regulators pave the way for use of hemp as a food in Australia and New Zealand

Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) has today issued a circular paving the way for the sale of low-THC hemp seed products as a food.

Bowel disease benefits of a diet low in certain carbs and sugars revealed: New Zealand data

Adhering to a low FODMAP diet - a diet low in certain sugars and carbohydrates - can help relieve symptoms for women suffering from both irritable bowel syndrome and endometriosis.

Australia

Bitter row erupts over bible, beers and gay marriage

Scenes of two conservative politicians discussing marriage equality over a beer and a bible are not often used as a backdrop for consumer marketing campaigns, even in the reddest of...

This week Down Under

Turbulence at the top sees Coca-Cola Amatil shed Australian drinks MD

The head of Coca-Cola Amatil’s Australian beverages division has become one of five boardroom casualties as the group reacts to a near-40% drop in profit.

Findings support European model

Kids given alcohol by parents 'less likely to binge drink'

Children whose parents give them alcohol have double the risk of drinking in the longer term, though they are less likely to binge drink.

Fsanz appoints new CEO to replace McCutcheon

Mark Booth has been named as the new chief executive of the antipodean food regulator, after six years as a senior civil servant in the health ministry.

FOODEX JAPAN 2017

Kangaroo versus Kobe: Can Aussie protein take on premium beef in Japan?

Increasingly health conscious Japanese consumers can be persuaded to skip Kobe beef in favour of top-of-the-range kangaroo, claims a pioneer of the Australian industry.

Hoyt's Food fined by ACCC over oregano claims

Hoyt's Food has agreed to pay an AUD$10,800 penalty for misleading oregano statements.

This week Down Under

Australian shiraz claims credit for founding wine’s mile-high club

An Australian winery has taken to tailoring products for a sky-high target market.

South Asia radius

Food processing minister resumes crusade to charm foreign investors

India’s food processing minster has returned home after a trade tour to Japan, where she met executives of close to a dozen food companies in a bid to attract them...

Australia assesses problems from alcohol-related brain damage

About a third of young people in youth detention in Western Australia have alcohol-related brain damage, according to the country’s first study to assess young criminals for the condition.

tna expands further into confectionery sector with NID acquisition

tna has expanded into the confectionery industry by acquiring NID in Australia, effective from today (March 6, 2017).

News in brief

a2 Milk Company buys shares in Synlait

Australia’s a2 Milk Company (a2MC) has announced it will acquire approximately 8.2% of the shares of Synlait Milk Limited.

Wild mushroom warning in Australia

Wild mushrooms should not be picked or eaten due to the health risks they pose, according to the Food Safety Information Council.

Kiwi supplement and health food firms targets for Chinese takeovers as dairy deals come under increased scrutiny

New Zealand supplement and health food manufacturers are likely targets for merger and acquisition activity over the next year, with private equity firms, notably from China, increasingly looking to splash...

Australia

Woolworths relies on food sales to claw way back to respectability

As Woolworths’ fortunes continue to improve, the supermarket chain is now reporting that food sales had been driving its rebound.

Australian research

Nano-polluters could be engineered to clean up contaminated land

Controversial nanoparticles that are widely considered a pollutant are now being studied for their range of agricultural uses.

Six measures to slash obesity among immigrant children in Australia: Academics call for action

A number public policy, health and community measures have been identified by researchers in Australia to help reduce rising obesity rates among child immigrants.

Aussie dairy majors endure a rollercoaster week

Dairy industry boardrooms have seen some turbulence over the last week, with two majors announcing widely differing commercial fortunes, and one formula maker facing the future with a very different...

News in brief

Fonterra’s NZMP launches low-lactose instant whole milk powder

NZMP, Fonterra’s global ingredients brand, has launched NZMP Low Lactose Instant Whole Milk Powder (IWMP).

Australian pork processor invests $14m to grow exports to SE Asia

An Australia pork processor that supplies meat to Southeast Asia will undergo a major expansion to become one of the biggest facilities of its kind.

Meat factory X-ray technology study launched in Australia

An independent review set up by the Australian meat industry will analyse the feasibility of rolling out carcase measurement technology nationwide.

News in brief

Mead Johnson sets up agreement in Australia with Bega Cheese

Mead Johnson Nutrition Company has announced an agreement to acquire spray drying and finishing capabilities in Australia from Bega Cheese Limited.

Coca-Cola to close South Australia manufacturing operations

Coca-Cola Amatil is remodeling its supply chain across Australia, increasing production in Queensland and Western Australia but closing the company’s manufacturing operations in South Australia in 2019.

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