• Chocolatier Santiago Cutugan visited Food and Drink Business's media hub on Day Two to discuss his creation: an entirely edible chocolate garden made using Oterra’s natural colours.
    Chocolatier Santiago Cutugan visited Food and Drink Business's media hub on Day Two to discuss his creation: an entirely edible chocolate garden made using Oterra’s natural colours.
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Food & Drink Business ran head-on into Day Two of foodpro 2023 as doors opened today, 24 July.

Our Food & Drink Business foodpro podcast hub went live with publisher Lindy Hughson starting the day on the podcast’s YouTube live stream. For those who missed the live stream, head to Food & Drink’s LinkedIn page to watch.

The first guest of the day was Damian Smyth from Label Makers Group, who joined Lindy to discuss sustainable labels.

Pippa Haupt then took over hosting duties, and was joined on the podcast by Terrance Ryan of NCS Australia, who gave an insight into its NCS's new FreshFocus software solution, designed for the fresh food industry. 

Kim Berry was later joined by chocolatier Santiago Cuyugan from Mamecoca, to talk about natural food colourings in chocolate, and to discuss his creation on display on the show floor: an entirely edible chocolate garden made using Oterra’s natural colours.

Trimatt Systems founder Matt Johnson joined the podcast later in the day to discuss digital printing on sustainable packaging, and to bring the news of the successful launch of Trimatt's new CupPro600, a unique to the world machine designed to print food grade ink onto paper cups, ideal for SMEs. 

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Packaging News

In news that is disappointing but not surprising given the recent reports on the unfolding Qenos saga, the new owner of Qenos has placed the company into voluntary administration. The closure of the Qenos Botany facility has also been confirmed.

An agreement struck between Cleanaway and Viva Energy will see the two companies undertake a prefeasibility assessment of a circular solution for soft plastics and other hard-to-recycle plastics.

Industry groups and local manufacturers, including Kimberly-Clark Australia, have voiced approval of the government's Future Made in Australia Act announced by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, although there's recognition that the plan needs "fleshing out".