This producer-focused network’s new, free-to-join web portal helps Western Australian food producers keen to value-add connect with providers right along the F&B supply chain.
Among the food and beverage firms sharing $33+m under the federal government’s MMI’S Translation and Integration streams is FAN food-cluster member Turbine Sunshine Coast, which will use its $8.7m grant to establish a large-scale contract manufacturing and R&D precinct at Sunshine Coast Airport.
CRC Board member Peter Schutz OAM has netted the 2021 Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology President’s Award for his outstanding contribution to the Australian food industry.
In a project starting mid-February 2022, UNSW scientists will work with Sanitarium to develop protocols for optimising the firm’s Weet-Bix grain-drying process.
Gippsland-based Federation University has launched a three-year Bachelor of Sustainable Food Systems course that gives participants the practical and theoretical skills they’ll need to deliver safe, nutritious and sustainable food into local and global markets.
Charles Darwin University has received $735,000 in funding from the Australian Government to develop the local industry’s food manufacturing capabilities.
CRC food cluster participant Food & Fibre Gippsland has applied the European Union model of Smart Specialisation to undertake feasibility and technical studies for a recycling facility to valorise waste streams from the $7 billion Gippsland sector.
Jim Fuller – chemical engineer, fine-dining chef, mycologist and now Chief Scientific Officer with Fable Food Co – was a recent guest on celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal’s podcast Heston’s Journey to the Centre of Food.
Under its Modern Manufacturing Initiative, the Australian Government is offering $800m in grant funding for large-scale collaborative projects in priority manufacturing areas, including food and beverages.