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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will embark on an indepth inquiry into Australia's dairy industry.

Bega Cheese has announced its CEO Aidan Coleman will retire next year.

The high tech pepper cracker that shuts down electronic devices and featured in a Dolmio film about reclaiming dinnertime will soon be rolling off the production line.

Australian dairy farmers may be doing it tough but dairy processors are reaping rewards according to the latest round of financial results.

Beston has entered into a joint venture to provide fresh meals to a number of Asian early childcare centres.

Simplot has launched a limited edition helper for fans of its iconic snack, the Chiko Roll.

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Premixed snack food company Funch has launched a Paleo product which enables consumers to make their own protein balls at home.

Coopers Brewery has released Dr Tim’s Traditional Ale in limited edition 440ml cans to celebrate the 60th birthday of its chief brewer.

Heineken has launched a new mid-strength beer which it claims has fewer calories and is lower in carbohydrates than its other varieties.

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After 49 years of trading through JL Lennard, packaging machinery giant Krones has 'opened doors' on its own business in Australia.

A packaging system made from materials such as banana fibre is extending the storage life of tropical fruits.

Sealed Air's sustainable vacuum skin solution for Don KRCs So Tender pork range won top honours in the retail category of the Save Food Packaging awards.

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As industrial machines become more sophisticated, engineering must also get smarter before food companies can reap the rewards.

Anyone with a smartphone or tablet now can connect securely in an industrial setting to access performance metrics and data analytics.

The use of fixed industrial robots and mobile robot technology can help food processors can make significant savings on labour costs.

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In a cut-throat industry, Homebush Cakes has created a competitive advantage for itself through niche markets – including easy-to-open packaging.

Late last year, fresh produce expert Richard Bennett predicted the next food safety incident in Australia would involve salad vegetables.

The future looks bright for those beef processors and suppliers that invest now to meet changing consumer tastes, writes Andrew Noble.