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.

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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

Global metal packaging manufacturer Jamestrong opened a new $15 million, future-proofed, can making facility in Auckland, New Zealand last night, catering to the burgeoning infant formula market. PKN was there.

Full year results for packaging giant Orora have with underlying net profit after tax (NPAT) up 4 per cent to $217m, earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) 3.7 per cent higher to $335.2m and earnings per share (EPS) up 3.7 per cent to 18 cents per share.

Pact Group has cited the drought, weaker demand from the agri and food & beverage sectors, and higher raw material and energy costs as contributing to the FY19 loss.