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Focus: Battle against antimicrobial resistance

The use of antibiotics in the rearing of animals has been a much discussed issue in recent weeks, with regulatory and corporate moves across...

Focus: Why ABF is making bread better-for-you

Associated British Foods this week announced the launch of a high-protein bread from its Australasian arm George Weston Foods. The company l...

Analysis: Australia closer to protecting suppliers

Australia is set to see the introduction of a code overseeing relations between suppliers and retailers. Will the country be a fairer place...

Comment: NZ drought could hit dairy sector

The possibility New Zealand could be facing another year of drought conditions is a serious concern for the country's massive dairy industry...

Latest Interviews

The just-food interview part two: Bega Cheese CEO 5 Mar 2015

Hannah Abdulla

In part two of the just-food interview, Bega Cheese CEO Aidan Coleman discusses why Asia and the Middle East are two key target markets for the Australian dairy group.


The just-food interview: Bega Cheese CEO 26 Feb 2015

Hannah Abdulla

Bega Cheese has had a whirlwind couple of years. Seeking greater consolidation of the Australian dairy industry, it made a play for Warrnambool Cheese and Butter in 2013, kicking off a takeover battle, in which Canada's Saputo emerged the victor. In a two-part interview, just-food catches up with Bega CEO Aidan Coleman, to find out why it gave up on the takeover dream and whether it is eyeing any other opportunities.

Latest News

Costa Group shares dip on debut in Australia 24 Jul 2015

Dean Best

Shares in newly-listed Australian produce supplier Costa Group Holdings closed their first day of trading below their issue price.


Freedom Foods coy on next move on A2 Milk 22 Jul 2015

Dean Best

Freedom Foods Group has refused to be drawn on whether it and fellow suitor Dean Foods will table a new expression of interest in New Zealand milk group A2 Milk Co.


Australia outlines country-of-origin label plans 21 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

The Australian federal government today (21 July) announced plans to introduce more comprehensive country-of-origin labelling requirements.


A2 Milk rejects Freedom Foods, Dean Foods offer 20 Jul 2015

Hannah Abdulla

New Zealand dairy processor A2 Milk Co. has turned down takeover interest from Freedom Foods Group and the Australian group's bid partner, Dean Foods, the US dairy giant.


Kellogg launches Be Natural snacks 17 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

Kellogg has launched a sweet and savoury snack range under the Be Natural brand in Australia and New Zealand.


Fonterra sheds 523 jobs in cost-cutting drive 16 Jul 2015

Katy Askew

Fonterra is to cut 523 jobs, the first publicly-announced result of the dairy co-operative's review of its business.

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