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The pressure is on for food producers and processors to boost sustainability credentials. Jarrod Kinchington from Infor ANZ looks at what tools businesses can use to do so.

Aussies have some specific demands when it comes to plant-based burgers. Kerry's Jie Ying Lee and Catarina Rodrigues explain.

The organic industry is currently having the most significant discussion regarding regulation since the National Standard was established 20 years ago. Australian Organic Limited CEO Niki Ford explains.

Melbourne based non-alcoholic brewer Monceau Co. secured the backing of industry heavyweights in its seed funding round, raising $850,000 to fund expansion, NPD, and a hospitality venue.

A $29 million recycling plant investment is diverting almost two million plastic bottles from landfill, with owner Visy saying it can now produce a milk bottle made from 50 per cent recycled plastic.

Arnott’s has committed to transition its soft plastic packaging used on all biscuit packaging from multi to mono-material, so it is fully recyclable, by the end of 2023.

Wide Open Agriculture (WOA) will supply up to 60 per cent of its high-value, plant-based protein concentrate to Monde Nissin Australia as construction begins on the company’s pilot production facility.

A trailblazer of private label manufacturing, Steric is still an industry leader while also creating its own branded products. Editor Kim Berry spoke to CEO Richard Brownie.

Traditional Indonesian remedies called jamu inspired Sophie Todd to make her own. Kim Berry finds out how a kitchen experiment turned into Mrs Toddy’s Tonics, now available nationwide.

Tasmanian seaweed producer Sea Forest says a federal grant of $3.8 million will be used to expand the commercial production of methane-reducing red seaweed, Asparagopsis.

Coles latest Together to Zero sustainability initiative is the launch of shopping bags made from marine waste and recycled plastic, reducing the need for virgin plastic.

Freshly back in the office following a whirlwind week of AUSPACK and AltProteins22, all systems are go with the arrival of our May issue. Special features this month include the organics and naturals sector, fresh and chilled products, and plant design and fitout, along with news, profiles, and insights on the food and beverage sector.

Boutique coffee maker Hunt and Brew says beans for its new cold brew will come from Far North Queensland, making the company one of the largest buyers of Australian grown coffee beans.

George Weston Foods is investing almost $133 million to build a new flour mill in Ballarat. It is the latest in a number of investments, relocations and upgrades undertaken by the bakery giant.

Noumi has raised $27m, with almost all proceeds going towards paying off the loan notes issued in March. Its Q3 results show impacts of Covid and climate events and KPMG is its new auditor.

Thorn Law has lodged a class action proceeding against a2 Milk in the High Court of New Zealand with similar allegations to the two filed in Australia.