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  • SEW-Eurodrive has released updated DriveAcademy calendar

     

    Drive solutions specialist SEW-Eurodrive has released an updated 2011 calendar for its nationwide motor and drive technology training program, known as DriveAcademy. Based on the same in-depth technical training syllabus used to educate SEW-Eurodrive’s own engineers, DriveAcademy provides end users and system integrators with a comprehensive set of skills required to get the most out of motor and drive technologies and applications.

  • AIP forum covers package code management

     

    ‘The Packaging Supply Chain’ is the theme behind the fourth biennial AIP National Technical Forum, which will be held alongside Auspack Plus 2011.

  • Cargill acquires Sorini

     

    Cargill has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in PT Sorini Agro Asia Corporindo Tbk ('Sorini'), first announced on 15 December 2010. Cargill now owns 85.01% of Sorini's ordinary shares.

  • New research in combating body fat

     

    Food scientists at the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority (IAFDA) and University College Cork, Ireland, have created friendly bacteria which when added to yoghurt might help shed excess body fat.

  • Global food prices reach record high

     

    Food prices around the world surged to a new historic peak in January, for the seventh consecutive month, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported today, adding that the prices are not likely to decline in the months ahead.

  • Woolworths supports Queensland dairy farmers

     

    Woolworths is extending an extra helping hand to Queensland dairy farmers via a special 5 c/L donation on milk.

  • Dioxin content in food products safe for consumers

     

    The public authorities of the Federal Laender, as well as members of the specialist organisations of the agricultural sector, have analysed numerous samples of eggs, meat, dairy products and feedstuffs to determine their dioxin contents.

  • Decline in Japanese alcoholic beverages

     

    The Japanese alcoholic beverages sector has been on a steady decline and is expected to reach $44.72bn by 2014 compared to $48.75bn in 2009, according to the new research by Datamonitor. Several factors are affecting the sector and driving trends in this market

  • Banana prices following Cyclone Yasi

     

    The recent cyclone in Far North Queensland has caused substantial damage to banana crops, which will severely affect availability and prices in the weeks and months to come.

  • Bosch subsidiaries change name

     

    Bosch Packaging Technology is changing the company names of its subsidiaries Sigpack Systems AG and Paal Verpackungsmaschinen GmbH, effective 1 February.

  • New dietary guidelines announced

     

    Agriculture Secretary TomVilsack and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Kathleen Sebelius, have announced the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

  • Final report on food labelling presented

     

    The panel conducting the Independent Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy, commissioned by the Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council, formally presented its final report entitled 'Labelling Logic' to the Hon Catherine King, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing, as the Chair of that Ministerial Council. The report has also been made publicly available on the Food Labelling Review website.

  • ABB completes acquisition of Baldor

     

    ABB has completed its acquisition of Baldor Electric Company.

  • Review highlights labelling issues

     

    The release of the independent Review of Food Labelling Law and Policy report illustrates the complex issues surrounding food labelling in Australia, the AFGC said.

  • National Starch achieves BRC’s top rating

     

    One year after acquiring the Lane Cove specialty grain wet milling and manufacturing facility from Penford, National Starch has achieved top-grade certification by one of the world’s most stringent food safety and quality standards.

  • Peanut contamination of imported crumbed fish and seafood products

     

    Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has advised Australians with peanut allergies not to eat imported crumbed fish and crumbed seafood products that could be contaminated with undeclared peanuts.

  • APPMA scholarship submissions due

     

    The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Packaging have announced that submissions are due on 18 February for the third annual scholarship program, which will enable a packaging engineer the opportunity to complete a Diploma in Packaging Technology.

  • Submissions due for APPMA awards

     

    The Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association has announced that submissions are due on 18 February for the 2011 Awards of Excellence, which will be announced at AUSPACK PLUS in March in Melbourne.

  • Food regulator joins social network

     

    Consumers can now get the latest information about food recalls and other food regulation information through the use of Facebook and Twitter, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing Catherine King has announced.

  • Initiative against global food losses gets ready to launch

     

    At an international congress and exhibition on the subject of SAVE FOOD in May of this year, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and Messe Düsseldorf GmbH aim to pool their international resources and discuss the problem of food losses and possible solutions with experts from industry, politics and society.

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