News and blog posts

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Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) was named a finalist in the Sustainability Champion category at the Food Ingredients Innovation awards in Paris, France.
SweeGen and Ingredion have entered into a new distribution agreement that extends its relationship on a non-exclusive basis for three more years, while improving the ease of doing business with customers.  SweeGen now has the opportunity to enter the next phase of growth in the region.  Please read attached News Release.
This is a simple way to get started with PIF V6, and to start streamlining the way that you record, report and share product information. Bizcaps Software is the only Australian-owned company licensed to provide a V6 PIF portal with local support.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) - Current Consultations (as of 12 January  2020).


According to ISO 19011 – Guidelines for auditing management systems (in 2018 update) audit is a systematic, independent, and documented process for obtaining objective evidence and evaluate it objectively to determine the extent to which the audit criteria are fulfilled. 
Vegan and healthy food alternative trends featured at the 2019 Student Product Development Showcase for Diploma of Food Science and Technology students at William Angliss Institute.
The AIP would like to invite you to participate in the 'Stakeholder Review and Online Survey of Product-Packaging Design Processes' component of the Save Food Packaging Design Criteria and Framework research project within the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre.
Who hasn’t felt nervous before an audit? There is so much pressure today on food safety professionals to accomplish successfully audits, especially when we have a big client requiring it or a Certification Body doing it.
A program that re-purposes discarded hotel soap for disadvantaged communities, a company making innovative reusable takeaway containers and a health service donating patient surplus meals to people in need have been announced as finalists in the 2019 Victorian Premier’s Sustainability Awards.
The AFGC is conducting this survey on PIF V6.0 to gather information to assist with the roll out of the online version. 
Young dairy scientists are offered the opportunity to pitch their exploratory work to the nation’s leading dairy farmers.
Two recent Food Safety related news releases caught my attention: incidents where good/bad faith were being questioned.
That’s what Hannah Naismith had to figure out when she started work as a food scientist/nutritionist at Nutrafruit, a small company that owns the global commercial licence to the Queen Garnet plum variety.
Allergen related recalls are almost always due to cross-contamination of allergens or using incorrect packaging or errors on the label being applied.
In a new research study has investigated whether altering food intake during the nightshift could optimise how shiftworkers feel during the night and reduce their sleepiness.
An innovative startup company from Finland has piloted a new alternative protein product made out of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
All scheme documentation is available on FSSC 22000 website under the menu Scheme. It is notable that up to the moment of the publication of this article, there is no gap analysis provided between 4.1 version and version 5.
Applications are now open for the new Seeds of Change Accelerator - a Mars Food Australia initiative to help fast-track growth of innovative food-focused start-ups and small businesses.
There is a new buzz among food packaging manufacturers: How to manage allergen(s) when shipping materials are sent back from manufacturers who facilitate declared allergens. Third-party auditors are noticing the return program of dunnage and are asking questions.
FOODTECH Qld, a triennial trade exhibition, was launched in 2016 to support the burgeoning food and beverage manufacturing industry in the northern state. For the second time, the event will bring about 140 exhibitors and hundreds of visitors together across three days from July 28.