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A healthy future for all? Improving food quality for Asia [Report]

Tuesday, 17 December 2013 | Posted in China by Erin Hart

Discussions of food security in Asia have often centred on the issue of supply, but now the emphasis is shifting from quantity to quality. This report, undertaken by The Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by NAB, focuses on the response by the food industry and governments towards growing consumer concerns related to tainted food, and the changing dynamics underpinning the region’s malnutrition story. 

Among the key findings:

  • Demand for safe and nutritious food will dramitcally increase, as will demand for products perceived to be healthier.
  • Growing cross border trade is making monitoring food quality difficult; global food companies have a large role to play in improving food safety.
  • Food companies will need to make investments to maintain the integrity of their supply chains, notably in China.
  • China’s larger food companies are increasingly looking abroad to meet future demand for safe, high-quality food at home. 

 

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Note: you will be redirected to the NAB website.

 

Presentations from the GS1 Databar Workshop Nov 13

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 | Posted in Food Safety/Traceability by Erin Hart

Presentations from the PMA A-NZ/GS1 DataBar Workshop in November 2013, titled “Moving forward with Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN) and GS1 DataBar”, are now available for download. 

Use the presentations to find out more about:

  • PMA Tools for GS1 DataBar Implementation
  • Synchronising GS1 DataBar & PLU  
  • Traceability and GTINs: Benefits for Food Safety & Biosecurity 
  • Current Australian Industry snapshot
  • Global Fresh Produce GTIN Allocation Rules & Data Syncronisation in Fresh Produce
  • Moving forward with GTINs
  • Benefits of Brand Owner GTINs Vs PLU
  • GS1 DataBar Implementation
  • Unique product identification
  • Global sunrise date
  • Global Traceability Program and Australian Auditing Services

...and much more.

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To access the PMA A-NZ & GS1 DataBar Workshop Outcome Report which seeks to provide some clarity around frequently asked questions, click here.

Outcome Report from PMA A-NZ & GS1 DataBar Workshop

Wednesday, 4 December 2013 | Posted in Food Safety/Traceability by Erin Hart

The PMA A-NZ/GS1 DataBar Workshop in November 2013, titled “Moving forward with Global Trade Item Numbers (GTIN) and GS1 DataBar”, was designed to develop a roadmap for the implementation of a more effective product identification and traceability system for fresh produce sold as loose or in bulk (i.e. unpackaged).

The PMA A-NZ & GS1 DataBar Workshop Outcome Report is now available for download and seeks to provide some clarity around the following frequently asked questions:

  • What is the most common current system? 
  • What is GS1 DataBar 
  • What are the impediments to implementing the GS1 DataBar system? 
  • Should suppliers wait for retailers to be ready before developing stickers with GS1 DataBar? 
  • What is the process to produce stickers with GS1 DataBar? 
  • How are the GS1 DataBar/GTINs communicated between Suppliers and Retailers? 
  • Can I start to use DataBar now? 
 
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Presentations from the workshop are also available for download, here

For Risk Managers & CFOs: understanding insurance trends in Aus & NZ

Tuesday, 3 December 2013 | Posted in Industry/Consumer Trends by Erin Hart

This AON Report shows some interesting findings about the costs of insurance in agribusiness and other sectors across Australia and New Zealand, and the ranking of various insurers. For companies with revenues under $100 million, the cost of insurable risk increased by a staggering 18% in 2013. 

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Note: This link will redirect you to the AON website.

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