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


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. 

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Food software solutions firm opens Singapore outpost

By RJ Whitehead

SpecPage, a provider of integrated software solutions for recipe-based manufacturers, has opened a new subsidiary in Singapore, which the company says will significantly accelerate its growth strategy. 

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.

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Hong Kong upgrades quality standards system

By RJ Whitehead

Hong Kong’s quality assurance watchdog has teamed up with two foreign standards organisations to create a scheme to improve the traceability of products in a supply chain that sees more than 90% of its goods imported.

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Vietnamese businesses offered new link to US

By RJ Whitehead

The American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam has joined Washington-based Global Food Safety Forum and a business association in a move that could allow more local products into the American market.

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.

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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.


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