Australian native ingredients and bush tucker are a growing food & beverage trend
Global Manufacturing, Innovation and Best Practices

Top 5 native ingredients you should know

Forget kombucha, hemp and fake meat. There’s one growing food trend that is uniquely Australian: native ingredients.  Globally acclaimed Australian restaurants such as Melbourne’s Attica and Adelaide’s Orana, are using native ingredients to inspire their menus and their diners’ palates. The Birdcage marquee at last year’s Melbourne Cup served a four-course menu full of native Australian […]

African Swine Fever
Product Identification Technologies

African Swine Fever: what could it mean for Australian meat exporters?

African Swine Fever (ASF) is on Australia’s doorstep. Quite literally: the deadly virus was detected in Timor-Leste, just 680km north of Darwin, in October last year; while a few days ago, the Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations, reported more cases in Indonesia, including Australian tourist hot-spot Bali. Further outbreaks have also occurred in […]

blockchain in food traceability
Global Manufacturing, Innovation and Best Practices, Product Identification Technologies, Trends in Identification

Is blockchain a game changer for food traceability in 2020?

It’s been just over 18 months since we first discussed the idea of blockchain for food traceability.  As we head into 2020, what’s changed? Are Australian suppliers and retailers any closer to using blockchain to improve food traceability? Where will it go next?  Before we dive in, here’s a quick recap: What is food traceability? Food […]

National Traceability Project
Innovation and Best Practices, Trends in Identification

National Traceability Project: what your business needs to know

The National Traceability Project is well underway in Australia. So, what is it? And why does it matter for Australian manufacturers?  No longer is traceability something for only the most forward-thinking manufacturers to worry about. Around 70% of Australia’s agricultural produce is exported. Effective traceability systems are critical for access to these export markets to […]