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A new research report, commissioned by Cancer Council, has investigated the impact of zero alcohol products on Australian teenagers, as concerns arise that they could be a gateway to future alcohol usage.

Coles has launched its annual campaign in collaboration with food rescue charity, SecondBite, to help support Australians struggling financially this winter.

The National Health and Medical Research Council has funded a research study that reduces high Health Star Rating’s on ‘unhealthy’ foods, by factoring in ultra-processing. This approach fails to reflect the complex interaction of nutrition and health with the human body.

The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology is gearing up for the 2024 edition of its annual convention. The event will be held at the Sydney International Convention Centre from 6-7 August.

Treasury Wine Estates says the integrated automation and barrel handling system at its Barossa Valley winery in South Australia is a world first. It is the latest investment at the site, which cost $165 million to build and was officially opened in 2022 at a cost of $165 million.

Research comparing funding for alternative proteins by 10 governments around the world puts Australia in last place, alternative protein think tank, Food Frontier, found. But there were some positives regarding regulation and R&D.

To become the market leader for online premium meat products, Otto Gourmet founders – brothers Wolfgang, Stephan, and Michael Otto – needed high quality products and systems to ensure safe and timely delivery. CSB-System has provided an ERP system that has grown with the business.

Marcel Koks is the Industry and Strategy Solution director for the Food & Beverage sector at Infor, a global business cloud software company. With more than 20 years' experience in working with companies implement enterprise applications for resource planning and supply chain management, Koks shares his insights with Food & Drink Business on how AI can help businesses improve process productivity and efficiency. 

The Queensland government has opened the first round of its $2.8 million Women in Industry grants program to support women entering and succeeding in typically male-dominated industries.

The ACCC has released a draft guide on sustainability collaborations between businesses. It explains the competition law risks that may arise and how the commission may be able help even if there are potential competition concerns.

Health food company, Red Tractor, and ALDI Australia have joined forces to support food relief agency, Foodbank Australia, with a campaign to help reduce food insecurity. The “Buy One, Give One” initiative will see Red Tractor donate a 1.6-kilogram bag of oats to Foodbank, for every bag of equivalent size sold in ALDI. The campaign starts on 17 July.

The Sanitarium Health Food Company is continuing its history of innovation in the health food market, with the launch of a new generation of plant milks that incorporate superfood ingredients for targeted health benefits.

Maggie Beer Holdings CEO, Kinda Grange, has resigned, 15 months after she was appointed to the role. Grange says she's looking to progress her career and will remain with the company until a new CEO is found.

Seppeltsfield Estate owner, Randall Wine Group (RWG), has acquired the 230-acre Lyndoch vineyard in the Barossa Valley from Australian Vintage. Meanwhile, the sale of Belvino’s Balranald Vineyard releases Australian Vintage from its long-term lease of the property.

The West Australian government has launched its Post Harvest Food Waste Transformation project, assisting small to medium-sized businesses in quantifying and reducing their food waste to reduce landfill.

Noumi’s penalty agreement with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) regarding alleged historic breaches of the company's disclosure obligations, brings the company one step closer to shutting the door on the tumultuous two years before it rebranded from Freedom Foods Group in 2021.