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Symposium – Turning food waste into $$$$s

8 am to 12.30 pm, Thursday 19 July 2018
Open your mind to biomass valorisation…
The Monash Food Innovation Centre vision is to feed 9 billion people a healthy and sustainable diet within planetary boundaries.*
Sustainable food production incorporates the efficient use of products and waste streams throughout the supply chain. This […]

2018 Australian IoT Awards

Three of the best project finalists in the IoT Hub 2018 Australian IoT Awards come from the agriculture sector.
Mystic Motion semi-autonomous vehicle control by Mystic Pants. Mystic Motion is a control system for retro-fitting to vehicle fleets that uses a combination of differential GPS and multiple wireless technologies to enable precision vehicle location […]

Victoria’s new kilojoule labelling laws

Information is now available for families to make healthier food choices, with new kilojoule labelling laws coming into effect this week.
From 1 May, large Victorian fast food and supermarket chains are required to display the kilojoule content of ready-to-eat food and drinks, along with the average adult daily energy intake of 8,700 […]

Reformulation Readiness – What Food Manufacturers Need to Know

Image courtesy of Delicious magazine
Free Breakfast Event – 7.15 am to 9.30 am 19 June 2018
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Renowned Australian chef and restaurateur, Tobie Puttock – a passionate advocate for health and nutrition – will headline a panel of leading food industry experts and Australian manufacturers who will share their experience and […]

FoodChecker – menu, product and recipe assessment

Find out if your foods and drinks meet the Victorian Government’s ‘Healthy Choices guidelines’ with FoodChecker.
The Healthy Eating Advisory Service’s FoodChecker is a free online way to review menus, products and recipes against Victorian food and drink guidelines.
You can use FoodChecker to assess the entire menu for a retail food outlet or […]

Country-of-origin branding to drive sales

Free On-line Webinar, 12-12.45 pm, Wednesday 27 June
Research shows demand for Australian-made products is on the rise globally. Review the findings, along with the changes to the requirements businesses must meet to make ‘Made in Australia’ claims, in this informative session for Australian growers and manufacturers about marketing products as […]

Round 2 Food Innovation Vouchers open today

Round 2 of the Food Innovation Voucher program open today 4 June and will close on 13 July.
Victorian businesses in the agriculture and food sector can benefit from a voucher scheme and virtual network to help grow their business.
Through the Boost Your Business program the Victorian Government is supporting businesses to become more productive, […]

Ask an Expert: Re-fermentation and Apple Cider Vinegar

The Food Innovation Network comprises a core group of food and beverage industry experts that make up the Network’s Community of Practice (CoP). Anyone in the food value chain can ask a question of the experts and we will endeavour to find an answer.
Today’s question comes from Daryl in the […]

Institute of Gastronomy on the menu for Daylesford

A new one-of-a-kind food education institution may be on the cards for Daylesford, led by restaurant doyenne Alla Wolf-Tasker (pictured).
[Story written by Georgina Jerums for the Victorian Connection].
Alla Wolf-Tasker AM – the co-owner and legendary culinary director of the internationally lauded Lake House in Daylesford, which opened more than […]

Wimmera’s New AgTech Skills Initiative

The Victorian Government will partner with Birchip Cropping Group and Longerenong College to deliver an agricultural skills and training initiative in the heart of the Wimmera.
Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaala Pulford announced $578,000 for the first stage of the Agriculture Technology Innovation, Development and Extension program (AgTIDE) – a […]