Author name: FMCG Business

Inquiry welcomes Fonterra progress

The Independent Inquiry Committee which reviewed the circumstances giving rise to the precautionary recall of whey protein concentrate (WPC80) last year has welcomed Fonterra’s progress on implementing recommended improvements.

Retail experience lab arrives in Melbourne

Taiwanese electronics manufacturer AOPEN is opening a multi-million-dollar laboratory in Melbourne to showcase the future of shopping and retail technology, from transparent displays and digital labels to virtual touchscreens and waiter-less restaurants.

Elldex to unwrap new factory

Elldex Packaging is set to upgrade and replace its existing manufacturing facilities with a new 5,000 square metre state-of-the-art factory in Christchurch’s Dakota Park.

Lakeman Brewing a huge hit in Wellington

This new brewery takes its name from the mythical Lakeman, a beer drinking beast said to dwell on the shores of Lake Taupo. He is stereotypically big and hairy but is considered unique among monsters for his love of craft beer.

Recall: Cotterill & Rouse brand Chilli Jam

MPI was notified of a recall on 5 September 2014: Cotterill & Rouse brand Chilli Jam 350g with a Best Before date of: 17.11.15-1. The best before date is located above the nutrition information panel on the product label and includes the product batch reference (-1).

New HSR system a positive move

The Government’s decision to pick up Australia’s voluntary front-of-pack Health Star Rating system was a positive move and was heralded as such from both inside and outside the industry, says Katherine Rich, CEO of the NZ Food & Grocery Council, in her monthly column in FMCG Business magazine.

US brewery launches a 99-pack

It turns out that everything is bigger in Texas, including the packs of beer. Austin Beerworks became (probably) the first brewery in the world to sell a 99-pack of their beer. Forget about four-packs, six-packs, dozens or even a slab (for our Australian neighbours).

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