New Zealand invests to facilitate food exports
New Zealand today launched a major initiative to boost its food and
beverage exports, including NZ$19m earmarked for new market
development and a roadmap for innovations.
New Zealand campylobacter fight shows early promise
New Zealand's fight against campylobacter is beginning to show
signs of promise, after years of problems, the national regulator
said last week.
Food allergies rise 12-fold in Australian children
Food allergies in Australian children have risen 12-fold since 1995
and there is an "urgent need" for further research into the trend,
according to a new study.
Australia launches logo for home-grown foods
The Australian government last week unveiled a new logo for food
products either produced or grown in the country.
Australian GM report sparks canola controversy
Australia can adopt commercialised genetically modified (GM) canola
production without compromising its organic agriculture, say new
findings from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and
Resource Economics (ABARE).
Australian processors urged to drop the salt
Australian food processors and formulators are set to come under
further pressure to reformulate their products as the country's
latest "Drop The Salt!" campaign kicks off in Sydney
Association blasts New Zealand inspection plan
Plans by the New Zealand government to streamline meat inspections
services to a single provider were branded as
"misguided" late last week by one of the country's leading
Asia vital to future of Australian food exports
Special edition: Global food trade
Australia's food and beverage sectors dominate the
country's export market, but with global and regional trade
becoming increasingly competitive, their continued health is far
Raise Australian drinking age to 20, says senator
An Australian political group has called for the lifting of the
country's legal drinking age to 20, as part of plans to encourage
greater responsibility amongst the country's drinkers.
Australian organic standards group yet to be finalised
An Australian standards body working to establish a committee to
rule on organic certification for domestic and imported food
products has denied media reports suggesting that it has finalised
representatives for the group.
New Zealand proposes interim regulation on food-type supplements
New Zealand is proposing to update its dietary supplement
regulations to take into account new food-like delivery formats
that have emerged in the 20 years since they were drawn up.
Australia welcomes wine label reforms
New labelling requirements for exporting wines could save
Australian producers as much as €14m, according to a government
Australian pear, apple crops to suffer from drought
Drought and late frosts are expected to see Australia's production
of apples and pears at itslowest in a decade, suggests a new
Australian dairy sector faces major drop in export income
Australia's dairy industry will see export earnings drop by more
than 24 per cent to under A$2 billion (€1.2bn) in 2006-07 as a
result of the sharp reduction in output because of the drought,
government research predicts.
Globalisation boosting Australian food industry
Globalisation is creating a challenging environment for Australia's
food industry but has also opened up new markets with strong
potential, finds a new report.