Management

Left to right: Lui Rinaldi, Ettiene Snyman, Rinda Ho, Jason Spencer, Bill Wong and Jim McGuckin

Six appointments for efficiency-seeking meatpacker

By Oscar Rousseau

Western Meat Packers Group (WMPG) has hired six factory-level managers as the Australian company ramps up an efficiency-boosting drive across its slaughterhouse and two factories.

Keventer raises $25m to fund expansion

India

Keventer raises $25m to fund expansion

By RJ Whitehead

Kolkata-based dairy, fruit and grocery major Keventer Agro has raised US$25m in capital from Indian private equity firm Mandala Capital to fund its expansion in agro-food processing in eastern India. 

Meat & Livestock Australia has invested $1.9 million in the future of grass-fed beef

MLA invests in grass-fed beef sector

By Aidan Fortune

Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has announced a $1.9 million investment in developing leaders of the country’s grass-fed sector. 

Virachai Ratanabanchuen, chief operating officer of CPF (centre) praised the policy

Thai giant launches new food standard

By Aidan Fortune

Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF) has introduced a CPF food standard project in an effort to build consistent quality and food safety management systems across its integrated feed-farm-food operations.

Ari Mervis has been appointed CEO and MD of Murray Goulburn; he takes up the position in February, 2017.

Ari Mervis appointed CEO and MD of Murray Goulburn

By Jim Cornall

The chairman of Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co. Limited (MG), Philip Tracy, has announced that the board of directors has appointed Ari Mervis as the new CEO and MD of MG and MG Responsible Entity Limited.

New Zealand seeks opinions on new Food Act

New Zealand seeks opinions on new Food Act

By RJ Whitehead

New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries has called on food businesses, academics and the public to have their say on changes to the country’s rules governing food safety.

IOI saw its RSPO membership suspended following allegations of illegal deforestation. ©iStock

BREAKING NEWS

RSPO lifts IOI's suspension

By Niamh Michail

The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has lifted the suspension of Malaysian palm oil supplier IOI citing "good progress" made by the group.

RSPO: launched an improved traceability system at last month’s EU roundtable event

Figures show sustainable palm oil boost

By Noli Dinkovski

There has been an increase in commitments made from RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) members towards certified sustainable palm oil, new figures reveal.

Big firms risk untold reputational damage if they breach the Modern Slavery Act

Prepare for slavery act or risk ‘disaster’

By Michael Stones

Food and drink businesses with a turnover of more than £36M a year should prepare now to comply with the new Modern Slavery Act or risk “disaster”, warns law firm Roythornes, after Nestlé revealed plans to stamp out labour abuses in its supply chain.

Beef + Lamb New Zealand is looking for a new chief executive to replace Dr Scott Champion

Beef + Lamb NZ chief executive to step down

By Aaron McDonald

Dr Scott Champion is due to step down from his position as chief executive and to leave Beef + Lamb New Zealand at the end of March 2016, following 10 years with the country’s industry body. 

The idea is to demonstrate the key principles of sustainable beef production. Photo credit: Beef + Lamb New Zealand

McDonald’s link up with NZ beef processors

By Georgi Gyton

McDonald’s New Zealand has established two sustainable beef integration programmes, alongside Silver Fern Farms, ANZCO Foods and Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).

Aussie support helps Spring Gully out of its pickle

Success story

Aussie support helps Spring Gully out of its pickle

By RJ Whitehead

Amid headlines of foreign takeovers and the strong Aussie dollar sending companies into insolvency, there is some good news now for a well-loved company that has finally battled through administration into profitability.

Goodman Fielder hopes to stabilise costs with consolidation across its bakery sector

Australia’s Goodman Fielder tightens bakery noose

By Kacey Culliney

Australian food firm Goodman Fielder is fusing its bakery business with three site closures as part of a strategic reorganisation of its business to reduce costs and improve efficiency amid struggling sales.

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