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Our October issue is here! Read insights into dairy processing; a plant design and fitout showcase of some of Australia's biggest and most innovative food manufacturers; the latest in packaging equipment; and what's happening in the hygiene and safety space.

The Business Council of Australia board has given its backing to Tim Reed to become its new president. Reed is the former CEO of MYOB and has served on the BCA board since 2017.

OzHarvest has launched a campaign called #countmein to encourage people to do more on food waste.

In looking at consumer behaviour when it comes to the snacking market, industry specialist Mark Field says, “the biggest disruptor in the market is the consumer”.

It was a full house at Melbourne’s Arts Centre for the annual Food & Drink Business + PKN LIVE breakfast forum, where guests, speakers and an industry panel shared methods, insights and discussions on what it means to be a brave brand.

Kellogg’s Australia has announced a partnership with B2B marketplace Yume, to help reduce food waste from its manufacturing processes. It is the first Australian manufacturer to do so.

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Gold Coast-based start-up Super Shrooms has introduced its adaptogenic coffee alternative to the market, which combines medicinal mushrooms with masala chai, raw cacao and Ayurvedic spices.

Aisla Bay has partnered with blockchain technology company arc-net to launch a blockchain whisky, which can capture the full whisky distilling and manufacturing process.

US natural foods company Upton’s Naturals is bringing its vegan meal kits to Australian shores. The Thai-inspired dishes are made from whole-food ingredients and are ready in minutes in the microwave.

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Squad Ink branding studio together with Archie Rose Distilling Co have created an epic two-act gin release with the iconic Sydney Opera House. Our associate title PKN got a sneak preview of the packaging before its 1 October launch.

Wellman Packaging, the Sydney-based manufacturer of rigid plastics packaging, has launched itself into the sustainability spotlight today announcing a new ‘squeezy’ sauce bottle comprising 90 per cent food-grade recycled polyethylene plastic.

Chobani has moved to flip-top packs on its new FiT X range of high-protein yoghurts. We asked managing director Peter Meek why.

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A water brand created by US actor, rapper and entrepreneur Jaden Smith has launched into Australia with packaging designed to ease plastic bottle pollution in the ocean.

Brewing luminary Chuck Hahn has taken Kosciuszko Brewing Company back to tins with a couple of innovations planned for the canning line.

Australian hydration-boosting drink PREPD is looking for a capital injection to expand its business and grow market share.

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It was a full house at Melbourne’s Arts Centre for the annual Food & Drink Business + PKN LIVE breakfast forum, where guests, speakers and an industry panel shared methods, insights and discussions on what it means to be a brave brand.

Brownes Dairy Company will become the first dairy in Australia to move to a fully renewable and recyclable milk carton. It is switching 25 products – more than 17.8 million milk cartons per year – to the new fully renewable packaging format.

Orora has entered into a binding agreement to sell its Australasian Fibre business to a wholly owned subsidiary of Nippon Paper, for an enterprise value of A$1.72bn.