Posted: Jan 29, 2015  |  By: Mark Dingley*

Why reliable, cost-effective ID and inspection solutions will reduce your costs

Inspection is key to improving your business's production methods, reducing waste and increasing efficiency. Taking that one step further, reliable inspection is a must for any business that is serious about making the most of its resources and being competitive. Read more »

Posted: Jan 29, 2015  |  By: CST Wastewater Solutions

Proven wastewater technologies combine to double green energy and environmental benefits

Proven DAF technologies can be very profitably combined with the latest anaerobic waste digestion technologies which not only extract very high levels of harmful COD contaminants from wastewater streams and sludge by-products, but also convert them into profitable green energy. Read more »

Posted: Jan 21, 2015  |  By: APPMA

Why you need to come to AUSPACK 2015

For those involved in food and beverage manufacturing or processing, AUSPACK is a must-attend event with the entire industry on display - from processing, packaging and filling machinery, through to packaging materials, product identification solutions, materials handling, ancillary components and more. Read more »

Posted: Jan 19, 2015  |  By: Chris Round, Caroline Judd, Simon Casinader*

The great bottle battle - Coke vs Pepsi

Coke took Pepsi to court in Australia, alleging that the release of Pepsi's glass 'Carolina Bottle' infringed the rights and reputation of Coke's iconic glass 'Contour Bottle', or its outline or silhouette. Read about the great bottle battle and how you can protect your shapes based on the Federal Court of Australia decision in The Coca-Cola Company v PepsiCo Inc & Ors (No 2) [2014] FCA 1287. Read more »

Posted: Jan 15, 2015  |  By: Pierre Pienaar FAIP*

Guide to food packaging security

Packaging security is critical to food, keeping food fresh as well as safe to eat. Packaging security encompasses everything from consumer tampering to bioterrorism to product counterfeiting. Read more »

Posted: Jan 12, 2015

How resveratrol - the elixir of youth - provides health benefits

It seems that resveratrol, the red-wine ingredient once touted as an elixir of youth, activates an evolutionarily ancient stress response in human cells. The finding should dispel much of the mystery and controversy about how resveratrol really works. Read more »

Posted: Dec 22, 2014

2015: Top nutrition trends predicted

After the excesses of the holiday season, most people's thoughts turn to dieting in the new year - even if the diet only lasts until Australia Day. So what will the top nutrition trends be for 2015? Read more »

Posted: Dec 19, 2014

COAG report rejects container deposit scheme

The highly contentious container deposit scheme (CDS) has been rejected by a COAG report as being excessively expensive, vindicating arguments against the scheme made by an alliance of Australian food and beverage industry bodies. Read more »

Posted: Dec 12, 2014  |  By: APPMA

Everyone who is anyone in the food industry will be exhibiting at AUSPACK 2015

With AUSPACK less than three months away the expansive line-up of multinational as well as local companies set to exhibit in 2015 is continuing to grow each day. Read more »

Posted: Dec 4, 2014  |  By: Benjamin Jude and Eric Lemaire*

Optimising clean-in-place processes in food and beverage operations - Part I

Clean-in-place (CIP) processes are often intensive and waste large amounts of energy, water and chemicals. New innovations in CIP technology allow plant operators to cut costs in an environmentally friendly manner while still conforming to regulatory safety standards. Read more »

Posted: Dec 4, 2014

Blooming chocolate

Even chocolate products can lose their gloss after a certain amount of storage time has passed and develop 'bloom' - a creamy grey/white patina. Now, armed with sophisticated analysis, companies can effectively protect their products from developing this unaesthetic coating or bloom. Read more »

Posted: Dec 4, 2014

New options on the horizon for children with cow's milk allergy

There are currently no approved treatments for children with milk allergies except avoidance, but that may be going to change. The clinical-stage specialty biopharmaceutical company DBV Technologies has begun enrolling cow's milk-allergic subjects in a Phase I/II clinical study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Viaskin Milk, an epicutaneous patch for the treatment of children with IgE-mediated cow's milk allergy (CMA). Read more »

Posted: Dec 4, 2014  |  By: Benjamin Jude and Eric Lemaire*

Optimising clean-in-place processes in food and beverage operations - Part II

Existing clean-in-place (CIP) processes are time intensive and waste large amounts of energy, water and chemicals. In Part 1 of this article the risks and costs associated with inefficient CIP processes were discussed, but new innovations in CIP technology can now allow plant operators to cut costs in an environmentally friendly manner while still conforming to regulatory safety standards. Read more »

Posted: Dec 3, 2014

Flying robots to take over inventory control

Inventories in large warehouses could soon appear quite different and proceed to take flight, in the truest sense of those words. Read more »

Posted: Dec 3, 2014

Increasing the life span of cheese

Natural, edible coatings with an antimicrobial capacity have been found to increase the shelf life of soft cheeses. Read more »

Posted: Nov 24, 2014

Keeping computing systems in food plants clean

Computers in food plants have to be cleanable so they don't add any contamination load to the end products. So they must be able to withstand the cleaning and sanitation regimes of the plant. Read more »

Posted: Nov 24, 2014

Bacterial slime or what to feed the world after catastrophic crop failure

Is it possible to feed the whole world after a complete collapse of the agricultural system? Read more »

Posted: Nov 23, 2014  |  By: Emily Caldwell

Diabetes and heart disease risk linked to carbs, not fat

Doubling or even nearly tripling saturated fat in the diet does not drive up total levels of saturated fat in the blood, according to a controlled diet study. Read more »

Posted: Nov 20, 2014  |  By: Australian Institute of Packaging

What's on during Packaging and Processing Week 2015?

2015 is the 30th anniversary of AUSPACK. As part of the celebrations, the AIP and the APPMA have organised a week of events: Packaging and Processing Week 2015. The week's activities include the Industry Excellence Awards, National Technical Forums and the presentation of the 2015 APPMA Scholarship. Read more »

Posted: Nov 19, 2014  |  By: Innova Market Insights (Australasia) Pty Ltd

The top food, beverage and nutrition trends for 2015

What will the top trends be for 2015 in the global food, beverage and nutrition sectors? According to Innova Market Insights, the top trends include clarity of labelling, snacks, convenience, protein and texture. Read more »

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