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The a2 Milk Company says its application to import infant formula to the US has been deferred in a blanket move by the FDA, but Australian Diary Nutritionals says not for them.

A breakthrough in yeast genome engineering by scientists from ARC Centre of Excellence in Synthetic Biology, Macquarie Uni, and Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) is an industry game changer.

Australian baking royalty Simmone Logue has created a range of ready meals with the aim of nourishing time poor customers with food that “tastes like home”. Kim Berry spoke to Logue at the launch of the range.

Consumers have many different reasons for, and requirements of, their ready meal choices. Nutrition Advisor at My Muscle Chef, Ria Komninos, explains why nutrition is the most important factor.

The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) says the answer to Australia’s decline on the Harvard Business School Economic Complexity Index (ECI) is greater investment in local manufacturing.

Organic, plant-based infant formula and snack company Sprout Organic will have national ranging with Chemist Warehouse, in its 500 stores.

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Which companies are the Top 10 for 2021? There are the stayers and new players jostling for the spotlight. Fonterra, JBS, CC Amatil, and Lion all held their spots as the top 4, but Asahi arrived with a splash.

Five companies recorded double digit climbs in the 2021 Top 100 with the big hitters Bega and Asahi reaping the benefits of major acquisitions.

Most sectors had some stand-out performers in this year’s Top 100. Agriculturally focused industries continued to make their mark, with meat processors and dairy companies performing well.

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PepsiCo Australia has released Simply, a new range of corn and potato chips with a 4 Star Health Star Rating. The four products were developed with Woolworths for the better-for-you market.

Eggit is a new grab‘n’go snack option from Farm Pride Foods. The kits contain two ready-to-eat hard boiled eggs with a Mayonnaise or Sweet Chilli flavour sachet.

Nature One Dairy has launched GoKids, a range of ready-to-drink oat milks, available in vanilla and chocolate flavours. The lunchbox alternatives are free from artificial colours and flavours.

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Soon after news broke of craft brewer Little Bang Brewing Company’s sale to South Australian Duxton Pubs Group, founder Ryan Davidson, spoke at a Dscoop event in Melbourne, during PacPrint.

Opal, in partnership with Dan Murphy’s, has designed and created an Australian-made, 100 per cent recycled and recyclable wine box for the Dan Picked wine delivery subscription service.

At AUSPACK 2022, Klockner Pentaplast (KP Australia) will be showcasing its latest packaging innovation for the sustainable protection of fresh foods that prevent food waste and extend shelf life.

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In Australia 4.1 million tonnes of edible food is wasted annually, with more than half coming from the commercial food sector. Yume and Suez have partnered to do something to do about it. Doris Prodanovic writes.

For leading Australasian brewer Lion, 2019 was a watershed. For more than a decade the company had been implementing a range of sustainability initiatives, but last year saw an acceleration of its commitments. Kim Berry reports.

For a company with a large variety of packaging formats, driving a sustainability agenda is not for the faint-hearted, but Mars Food Australia is stepping up to the challenge. Kim Berry writes.

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Auckland’s sorting of its household recyclables is about to get a boost, with Visy undertaking an upgrade of its Onehunga Materials Recovery Facility.

Automation and line integration specialist Foodmach has won the Leader in Innovative Product Development and Commercialisation award at the 2022 Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame Awards.

Global flexible packaging and lidding films supplier, KM Packaging, has confirmed the appointment of Frances Busby in the role of managing director.