Study finds A1 beta casein protein the cause of lactose intolerance

CHINA - A1 beta-casein protein in cow’s milk is the root cause of lactose intolerance, and not the lactose itself, according to a new clinical trial The trial, which was conducted in China and published in Nutrition Journal, involved 600 adults who said they were lactose-intolerant. According to FoodBev, the Chinese researchers investigated the ‘acute’…

Officials cut Aussie wheat hopes, but stand by export forecasts

AUSTRALIA - US officials stood by expectations for near-average Australian wheat exports this season, despite following other commentators in downgrading their estimate for the drought-hit harvest to a 10-year low. The US Department of Agriculture's Canberra bureau cut to 20.0m tonnes its estimate for the newly-started harvest, citing the "poor rainfall and high temperatures across…

Mondelez moves its Cadbury confectionery to Australia

NEW ZEALAND – Mondelez International, an American multinational confectionery and beverage company, has moved from its Dunedin site in New Zealand to Australia, with 300 jobs lost. According to nzherald.co.nz, the move came after bids to find a local manufacturer failed despite an ‘exhaustive search and extensive work with a potential supplier’ no local manufacturer…

Fonterra increases annual revenues as profits decline

NEW ZEALAND – Fonterra, the world’s largest cooperative that processes milk and dairy products, has released its annual results which show a 12% increase in its revenue to US$17.6 billion, but with an 11% drop in its net profit after tax of US$682million due to lower margins. The giant dairy company however said it was…

tna launches new turnkey blending system for dry or wet products

AUSTRALIA – Australian industry solutions provider tna has launched a new turkey vibratory motion blending system that accurately mixes dry or wet products, while combining speed, continuous vertical motion and mass flow technology. tna roflo 3 ensures that every ingredient is measured to the highest level of accuracy, delivering maximum system precision and superior control…

Australian alcohol consumption rises for the first time in 9 years

AUSTRALIA - Alcohol consumption is up in Australia for the first time in nine years, with the average person aged more than 15 consuming a combined total of 9.7 litres of pure alcohol in 2016, up from 9.52 litres in 2015, according to a new research revealed by IBISWorld. According to the findings, beer consumption…