• 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. 

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Packaging News

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.

APCO has completed its nationwide roadshow engaging industry on its 2030 packaging strategy. Pippa Corry of philo & co attended the Sydney session and summarised the key takeaways for PKN.