Oceania

Gourmet NZ yoghurt may hit Japanese stores

Gourmet NZ yoghurt may hit Japanese stores

By Ankush Chibber

Demand for gourmet yoghurt has seen a small yoghurt maker from New Zealand attract interest from a multi-million dollar player that would see its products on shelves in thousands of stores in Japan.

Labels should comprise both text and symbol, says the new paper

Alcohol may get health labels in Australia

By Ankush Chibber

Consumer groups have urged the Australian government to make alcohol health warning labels on liquor beverages mandatory to help reduce the harm caused by alcohol.

The proposal could go beyond fruit and veg, and impact manufacturers

Petition filed in NZ against tax on food products

By Ankush Chibber

A petition filed in the New Zealand Parliament on August 16 challenges the Goods and Services Tax (GST) levied on food in the country; a tax that was first levied in the 1980s.

Australia introduces new food recall system

Australia introduces new food recall system

By Ankush Chibber

The recall process in Australia has received an overhaul after the introduction of a new service that is aimed at making the process more efficient and transparent.

New research collaboration for novel seaweed applications

New research collaboration for novel seaweed applications

By Ankush Chibber

The use of certain seaweeds in commercially viable food products could be a step closer thanks to a research collaboration with a top Australian university and Australian Kelp products, a specialist seaweed products company.

Australian government backs infant formula research

Australian government backs infant formula research

By Shane Starling

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) will continue a 15-year collaborative period with Australian food company Clover Corporation, by engaging in a new initiative to develop encapsulation techniques for infant and medical...

Asahi to acquire Independent Liquor

Asahi to acquire Independent Liquor

By Kacey Culliney

Japan’s Asahi Group Holdings today announced an agreement to acquire 100% of Independent Liquor from Pacific Equity Partners and Unitas Capital in a 97.6bn Yen ($1.28bn) deal.

Goodman Fielder to open new gluten free bakery in NZ

Goodman Fielder to open new gluten free bakery in NZ

By Ankush Chibber

Australian food manufacturer Goodman Fielder Ltd is set to open a new dedicated gluten free bakery in Huntly, New Zealand next month in order to cater to the rising demand for such products there.

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