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How Food Businesses Can Gain a Competitive Advantage 

August 21, 2023

In general, there are two ways your food business can gain a competitive advantage. You have to work on these two things:  What customers see  What happens behind the scenes  What customers see include your branding, packaging, storefront, website and advertisements. On the other hand, what happens behind the scenes includes your operations, including how you manage your supply...

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Food Safety Requirements for Home-Based Food Businesses 

July 24, 2023

Home-based food businesses in Australia must comply with standards about:  Food safety practices and general requirements  Food premises and equipment  Labelling and other information requirements  For the latest requirements and standards, you should check the Food Standards Code and other legislations and local council regulations.  Food safety practices and general requirements  Practices and requirements include information about:  Food receipt,...

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Why is On-Time Delivery Important in Logistics? 

June 23, 2023

In logistics and supply chain management, on-time delivery prevents or reduces waste and financial losses. It’s especially the case with the delivery of food products (e.g. seafood, meat, dairy) where spoilage is always a threat. If not delivered on time, these products can get compromised in terms of quality and safety.  On-time refrigerated delivery  As mentioned earlier, on-time delivery...

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What is the Economic Impact of Food Waste in Australia? 

May 22, 2023

Due to food waste, the Australian economy loses more than 36 billion dollars each year. Fifty per cent of this is due to household food waste ($2,000 to $2,500 per year).  Aside from those huge financial losses, food waste also puts a strain on waste processing and landfills. After all, landfills and waste processing also require money to run...

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What are the Food Safety Standards in Australia? 

April 24, 2023

Food businesses have to adhere to food safety standards. Aside from compliance, this is essential for protecting the consumers from food poisoning. This also helps businesses maintain quality in their products and processes.  What are the food safety standards in Australia?  Food safety standards often include the following:  Food labelling  Storing, handling and serving food safely  Food recalls  Food...

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What is Refrigerated Logistics? 

March 21, 2023

Refrigerated logistics is a set of processes and regulations on how to safely transport and store perishable or sensitive goods in a temperature-controlled environment. In other words, it’s about keeping the products cool during transport or storage.  What is refrigerated logistics?  We can also define it as moving refrigerated goods from one place to another (refrigerated transport is the...

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Reducing Food Waste in the Supply Chain

February 15, 2023

Each year, food waste costs the Australian economy more than 36 billion dollars. This is equivalent to more than 7 million tonnes of food wasted across the consumption and supply chain. This was reported by Food Innovation Australia Limited (link to source paper).  As a result, it’s critical to reduce food waste. This way, higher amounts of food products...

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Why is the Cold Chain Important? 

January 26, 2023

The cold chain is important in protecting perishable products throughout the supply chain (from production, processing, transport and distribution). Here, temperature should be strictly regulated to protect products from discolouration, degradation and spoilage.  Why is the cold chain important?  Cold chain is important in maintaining the following:  Product quality  Product safety (safe for consumption or other uses)  Business profitability...

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Safe Transport of Organic Produce 

December 21, 2022

It’s estimated that more than half of Australian households now buy organic food (either frequently or occasionally). Also, consumer demand for organic food is growing at 20 to 30 per cent per year.  In other words, for the coming years there will be more demand for organic produce and food products. In addition, each Australian household that’s already buying...

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Food Industry Trends 2023

November 14, 2022

To help food services and other enterprises that sell food and food products get ready for what’s about to come, it’s good to know some of the trends in the industry (especially when it comes to inflation and consumer preferences). This way, you can better plan ahead and adapt your business to better service your customers.  Price increase of...

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