The following strategies and documents have been produced by AFGC member companies. They provide a useful understanding and insight into innovations in Australia's food and grocery manufacturing industry.
Mars Chocolate Australia - Making Chocolate Better
Heinz Australia 2 x Winner
Heinz Wagga Wagga employs more than 100 people and produces around 9000 tonnes of canned goods every year and has acheived an enviable safety milestone after reaching one year without a single recordable injury. WorkCover took part in official celebrations and presented a letter to the business congratulating them on their achievement. Mr Watson, WorkCover's General Manager of Occupational Health and Safety, said the Wagga Wagga plant's safety record put it in the top 5 per cent of all Heinz facilities across the world.
“It’s a major regional employer which exports internationally and the safety of workers, especially in manufacturing industries is the highest priority for WorkCover. Heinz Wagga Wagga has implemented a number of safety improvement programs including training on first aid, chemical awareness, working at heights and conducts ongoing surveys to look at more ways to improve safety,” he said.
Heinz Company's Golden Circle was awarded "Best in Show" at the annual Australian Packaging Awards, by the Packaging Council of Australia. The Awards celebrate inspiration and creation in the Australian packaging industry. "Best in Show" is selected from teh Gold Award winning entries across all categories.
Judges commented that Heinz Company's Golden Circle entry demonstrated excellence in functionality, aesthetics and innovation. "The simple and clean balanced aesthetic of our new bottle is unique to the category and we're delighted to have been recognised with this Award," said General Manager of Research and Development Jonathan Middis. Read more on the official awards website >>
RQA Asia Pacific Wins Business Award
AFGC Associate Member RQA Asia Pacific won the Australian Technology Park Innovations Award for Best Operations Plan in the Winter Program in the annual NSW Enterprise Workshop business awards for the analysis and planning of RQA Product Risk Institute, a subsidiary of RQA. The business plan focussed on the design and delivery of high quality training services on product risk management, product recall and crisis management. The RQA courses will build the capabilities of managers in consumer goods companies to more effectively manage product risk, respond to product-related incidents, better prepare for product recalls and prevent crises.