As decades of unjustified prohibition and persecution continues to lose its grip, hemp is rapidly regaining the popularity it has held for millennia as a primary and sustainable source of...
Lindt & Sprüngli is to construct a manufacturing and warehousing facility in Sydney that will become its Australian headquarters as it reports growth in the market.
An indigenous Australian tree plant, used for tens of thousands of years by Aborigines before being forgotten after the arrival of Europeans Down Under, has the Sydney Olympics to thank...
Australia’s “bush tucker” industry needs a new business model that includes commercial cultivation in order to reach its potential, according to a South Australian academic.
The China-Australia free-trade agreement might significantly improve market access for Australian processed foods to China but, according to one minister, it could also prompt price inflation to hurt domestic consumers.
The a2 Milk Company (a2MC), the New Zealand firm behind the popular a2 Milk brand, plans to list on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in 2015.
Researchers in Queensland have been toasting the prehistoric viruses that they’ve found are partly responsible for the genetic make-up of modern-day grapes.
Coca-Cola Amatil has signed up actor Jean Claude Van Damme in a multi-million dollar campaign to plug the launch of Coors Light Draft in Australia.
New Zealand has signed an arrangement with Indonesia around food safety while the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have stressed the benefits of partnerships.
Australia's richest person Gina Rinehart has committed AU$500m (US$433m) to a project to produce infant formula Down Under for the lucrative Chinese market.
Through the gradual process of rationalisation, corporatisation and sophistication, the world’s supplements manufacturers are now bringing an unprecedented level of competitiveness to the industry.
Australian packaging company Zacpac has opened a $25m AUD ($22m USD) manufacturing facility in Stapylton, Queensland.
Australians are drinking less alcohol than their trans-Tasman neighbours, and doing so less often than they did five years ago, research has found.
Maintaining optimal levels of selenium may improve mood and be associated with lower risk of depressive symptoms for young adults, says a new study from New Zealand.
Bulla is still the top-selling frozen dairy brand in Australia, even if many Australians have become less tempted to put tubs and cartons of ice cream in the trolley.
An attempt by Danone to restart its stalled botulism scare damages suit against Fonterra in New Zealand has been rejected.
Stoners have had their day in the push to legalise cannabis for recreational use. Now, consumers and patients are in increasing numbers turning to the plant’s beneficial properties to bring...
The Australian butcher is safe in spite of growing competition from supermarkets, as consumers continue to buy meat from speciality retailers, especially in cities.
After years of calling for changes in Australia’s supremely tight regulatory framework, Australian complementary medicine manufacturers might just get some of the things they’ve been asking for, even if the...
Dairy ingredient giants Kerry and Fonterra have joined the European Specialist Sports Nutrition Alliance (ESSNA) bringing its total membership to 47.
Complementary medicines can contribute to improved health and reduced consumer healthcare costs, according to a study by Frost and Sullivan.
Each day this week, FoodNavigator-Asia will be looking at elements of Australia’s complementary health industry, and assessing its progress in the face of a regulatory system that might well be...
Food, beverage and confectionery giant Mondelēz has opened an Asia-Pacific research and development centre that claims to be the biggest of its kind in Australia.
South African pharmaceutical giant Aspen has set its sights on China after agreeing to acquire a 50% stake in infant formula manufacturer, New Zealand New Milk (NZNM).
China has lifted its ban on the import of Fonterra two infant formula ingredients, more than a year after it was implemented in the midst of the 2013 botulism scare.