• The Food & Drink Business team wrapping up Day 3 of foodpro on the podcast.
    The Food & Drink Business team wrapping up Day 3 of foodpro on the podcast.

As doors opened for Day 3 of foodpro 2023, the Food & Drink Business media hub fired up for another day of live podcasting, video interviews and visiting as many stands as possible.

Our Food & Drink Business foodpro podcast hub went live with journalist Pippa Haupt, who welcomed Nelson Chymiak from Burkert as the first guest of 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.

Simon Camilleri from Wine Industry Services then joined Pippa Haupt to share some insights about sustainable automation in the wine sector. 

Pippa then went to explore the show floor, and publisher Lindy Hughson took over hosting duties, and sat down to talk with  Harald Hendriks from Pac Food about sustainable food packaging. 

Editor Kim Berry was then joined by guests visiting all the way from Queensland, Nicole McNaughton from Food & Agribusiness Network and Ben Gebert of Food & Fibre Gippsland to discuss the power of collaboration in the food industry. While on the podcast, it was officially announced that Food & Agribusiness Network had appointed McNaughton as CEO

Later in the day, Kim Berry was joined by Rod Lewis from Extracta for a timely conversation about preventing food waste going to landfill. 

Also on the podcast...

Packaging News

In a major boost for the potential uptake of Packamama’s eco-flat rPET wine bottles in Australia, the company has opened a bottling facility in Cudal, NSW, in collaboration with Tamburlaine Organic Wines.

Orora has completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of Saverglass. The move will see Orora become one of the world's largest glass bottle manufacturers, with strength in the premium sector.

Pact Group and global infrastructure investment management company Morrison & Co have concluded a deal to form a new JV entity, branded as Viscount Reuse.