The latest issue of Food & Drink Business has arrived. It is packed with stories on the latest trends, industry insights, case studies and product news.

It is on its way to subscribers in the mail, but if you can't wait, the digital version is here.

Editor's highlights 

Provenir is the first company in Australia to be licensed with an on-farm abattoir licence. The Agtech start-up is now looking to expand across Australia. Read about it on page 16. 

We talk with the CEO of Newly Weds Foods, Calvin Boyle, on the company and its recent acquisition in New Zealand of Diron Industries. He is as passionate about the people as he is the business. Read more on page 16. 

Building and maintaining an ethical supply chain has always been top of mind with Juleigh and Ian Robins and their Outback Spirit brand. Pioneers of the native food industry, they are tireless in working closely with Indigenous communities. See page 9.

Food & Drink Business catches up with Coopers Brewery malting manager, Dr Doug Stewart, to see how the company's massive  it is 13,000 Square metres  is going and the latest news in the industry. Read more on page 28.  

Matt Nichol from Matthews Australasia talks about the rise of serialisation to protect against counterfeit attempts. See page 34.

Coca-Cola Amatil Futureworks primary packaging manager, Craig Walker, takes us through how they developed the first fully recycle bottle that can hold carbonated beverages. Read about it on page 31. 

There's a wrap-up of FoodTech Qld, insights from CSIRO about the tech processing future of food, industry insights from the Australian Beverages Council and much more. 

Special features in this issue include: Tech Processing Update (page 12), Meat, Fish & Poultry (page 22), Beverage Production (page 28), and Labelling & Coding (page 34).  


Packaging News

The 2020 WorldStar Packaging Awards winners have been announced, with eleven Australian and New Zealand companies to be recognised for packaging innovation across six categories at a gala ceremony during interpack 2020.

The November/December issue of PKN is out now, featuring a look back at the highlights of 2019 and including our exclusive Machinery Matters supplement.

Spicers is buying rival merchant Direct Paper as part of its strategy to move into new areas, with the deal giving it an increased presence in packaging papers and boards.