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Meat & Livestock Australia has opened applications for its next round of the ambassadors for its Red Meat Industry program. The project is designed for producers and support role workers.

Rabobank has appointed Stefan Vogel as the general manager of RaboResearch, the Australian and New Zealand arm of its global food and agribusiness research division.

Preparations for the southern hemisphere’s leading processing and packaging trade event AUSPACK are well underway, with the expo being held in Melbourne from 17-20 May.

Tasmanian-based Cadbury Australia is trialling a recycled packaging breakthrough to wrap 50 million family-sized chocolate blocks.

Simplot's Birds Eye Ocean Selections range has introduced a fun AR fishing game via intelligent packaging on its packs, to encourage consumers to introduce more seafood into their meals.

The unpredictable demands of COVID-19 have required agility and innovation from the food and beverage industry to meet changing industry and consumer needs.

The start of 2022 saw around 40 per cent of the supply chain and supermarket workforce sick or in close contact isolation. As the country grew increasingly alarmed at product shortages and empty supermarket shelves, calls for the federal government to provide nationally consistent rules gained intensity.

The new Australia/UK Free Trade Agreement will remove more than 99 per cent of tariffs on goods being exported to the UK over the next 10 years.

An agreement over a licencing dispute, a positive financial year, and consolidation of two class actions is moving Noumi, formally Freedom Foods Group (FFG), further from its annus horribilis in 2020.

Round 10 of the Coles Nurture Fund is now open for small to medium food and beverage producers. Grants of up to $500,000 will be awarded to enable innovation and sustainability growth.

Holistic wellness and lifestyle tea brand Organic Merchant has won the inaugural Manufacturer of the Year Award at the annual Golden Leaf Awards.

Thirty years ago, Bill Lark was granted the first Tasmanian distillers license in 154 years, and Lark Distilling was born. The distillery celebrates 30 years of being at the forefront of the whisky industry.

Treasury Wine Estates is transitioning $1.4 billion of its existing debt facilities into sustainability linked loans through refinancing. The move incentivises change towards its sustainability targets.

One of Australia’s major poultry suppliers Ingham’s is temporarily suspending the production of several products amid severe staff shortages due to Covid-19.

It is time to think creatively about ways to get “all hands on deck” in critical sectors to counter the millions of workers currently sick or in isolation, employer organisation Ai Group says.

The federal government has opened a $19.9 million funding round for small and medium food and beverage manufacturers as part of its Energy Efficient Communities (EEC) program.