Consumer demand for plant-based meat substitutes grew exponentially over FY2019-2020 according to a report by think-tank Food Frontier.
Announced on 10 March 2021, the federal government’s new Commercialisation Fund offers dollar-matched grants of between $100,000 and $1m to small-scale, collaborative manufacturing projects.
Australian food and beverage manufacturing firms have just four weeks to apply for grants under Round 1 of the federal government’s Modern Manufacturing Initiative to help them scale up, employ and export. So act fast!
Australia’s national science organisation has teamed with national vegie producer Fresh Select to launch new food manufacturing company, Nutri V, which plans to process surplus fresh vegetables into powders, snack foods and more.
Queensland producer Stuart McGruddy has been awarded a Hort Innovation Churchill Fellowship to explore how Australia’s berry industry can capitalise on the value-adding opportunities in freezing soft berry fruits.
In this panel discussion hosted by Food&Beverage Industry News, keynote speakers from industry discuss COVID-19’s likely impact on food and beverage manufacturing going forward.
Major Australian dairy processor Bega Cheese is developing a new IoT-based online service that optimises milk pick-up schedules and cuts transport and distribution costs.
In an increasingly uncertain world, it’s important to be food self-sufficient. But if an Australian food-manufacturing revival is to succeed, we need to be smart about what we make and how we make it, says Ian Neubauer in The Farmer.