• foodpro 2023 (l-r): Food & Drink Business publisher Lindy Hughson, journalist Pippa Haupt, and editor Kim Berry.
    foodpro 2023 (l-r): Food & Drink Business publisher Lindy Hughson, journalist Pippa Haupt, and editor Kim Berry.
  • QMS at foodpro 2023
    QMS at foodpro 2023

Day 4 continued apace at foodpro 2023, with the final day still delivering strong attendance and ongoing interactions as the Food & Drink Business team continued its tireless live podcasting program.

As the show drew to a close, the team – publisher Lindy Hughson, editor Kim Berry, journalist Pippa Hughson – wrapped up the 43rd and final podcast for the show.

For all the interviews from the show, visit our YouTube channel or the foodpro section on the website.

The foodpro organising committee turned its attention to the IT and Digital factories, Logistics and Handling, Government and Business Services zones on the exhibition floor.

QMS at foodpro 2023
QMS at foodpro 2023

Australian owned and operated business, QMS Audits, offers Food Safety and ISO Training, HACCP Audits, and Quality Assurance Consulting in ISO and Food Safety Australia-wide.

It had an eye-catching Kitchen of Horrors stand to highlight the non-conformances that can arise when businesses do not implement a robust food safety plan.

The company said high quality leads had been generated and it was pleased to have the solutions on offer that visitors were looking for.

CSIRO was on hand to educate visitors about the emerging precision fermentation industry. CSIRO explained more about creating new complementary proteins and other food ingredients via precision fermentation, plus accelerating, and scaling up Australia’s R&D expertise and facilities by tapping into the expertise within CSIRO.

Emydex specialises in developing and supplying factory floor data, capture, and traceability plus production reporting, and was at foodpro for the first time. Supplier of factory floor automation software systems to meat, fish and food processing companies around the globe, Australian reps explained to customers the advantages of how its systems could be integrated into existing company processes.

For Food & Drink Business it was an energising and rewarding four days. We did 43 live podcasts and 15 videos, ate innumerable containers of hot chips, met many of the exhibitors, and had an all-round great time.

We would like to thank all those that were willing live podcast participants and everyone who gave us a piece of their time. We truly appreciate it.

See everyone in 2026.   

Packaging News

In the first year of PKN’s Women in Packaging Awards programme, industry has stepped up with meaning. The response has been phenomenal, and the judges had their work cut out for them selecting the finalists from a competitive field of high-calibre nominees.

At The Hive Awards in Sydney today, the Best Packaging category was won by Don Smallgoods, part of George Weston Foods, for its resealable flow wrap pack for sandwich fillers and other smallgoods. This innovative packaging is a departure from the conventional thermoformed packs and addresses consumer demands for better functionality, sustainability, and product visibility.

Applications for the 2024 APCO Annual Awards are now open, and are open to all of industry to apply.