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Global pork shortage

Global-pork-shortage

Being the largest producer and consumer of pork in the world, the Chinese stocks dictate the world’s access to pork.

Earlier this year, there were reports of the initial spread of the African Swine Fever (ASF) across China, resulting in a cull of 950,000 pigs since the first outbreak, but predicted that this was a severe under-report.

Australia’s War On FOOD Waste – Part 2 – Active Solutions

Should plastic bags be the primary and sole focus of the large food suppliers? In our previous article, we raised an equally important issue that hasn’t received nearly as much attention from these companies, or the media – food waste.

Banning plastic bags ticks the box on environmental responsibility. But is only one part of a global problem. Recycling and reuse go hand in hand, and the numbers show that when it comes to food, we haven’t made as much of a conscious effort to improve our practices, both in Australia and as a global community.

Is Your Butcher Shop “Plain” or “Premium”?

Butcher shops are traditional, trustworthy staples of society. They are tried, tested, and embody many iconic facets of Australian culture. The growing threat of being made redundant by larger grocery chains is real, but there is still significant opportunity for butchers to thrive as a contemporary food provider. Although we live in a digital age, old-school customer service, product quality and the sense of community that butchers uniquely provide still resonates with modern consumers.

Is your business prepared for the food product labeling changes coming in the New Year?

Time is running out for businesses unprepared for strict new food labelling laws, with an industry expert warning many are at risk of being slapped with fines of more than $1 million for non-compliance.

“Any recall or disposal of non-compliant goods may run from the thousands to the millions of dollars, so it’s important to get it right,” Task by Kirk design firm General Manager, John Kapiniaris said.

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Forward Thinking in the Food Industry

The modern food phenomenon has been ignited by television shows like MasterChef and My Kitchen Rules, bearing a heavy influence on the contemporary consumer. Combined with social media, the public is fast becoming more culinary adventurous and aware. The desire for an overall higher eating experience has driven a demand for quality ingredients to complement quality dishes, both at home and eating out. This positive exposure has been invaluable to butcher shops and restaurants going the extra mile to provide customers with superior products.

Preventive Maintenance

It’s not the most glamourous food industry term, but one that mustn’t be understated.

In fact, a solid, well-documented maintenance program can not only soundproof a food business’s health and safety standards, but also provide significant future cost savings.

All machinery and processors in an operation are required to have specific programs in place. It can be hard to maintain high standards when running business day-to-day – we get it – so, how can you get on top of it all?

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