Food design & research > Ingredients

Severe Salmonella outbreaks predicted in Australia, researchers say

23 April, 2019

Salmonella outbreaks are likely to become more severe in the future, according to a model developed by University of Sydney researchers.

Sizing up cucumbers

16 April, 2019

Gene researchers have discovered the reason for fruit length variation in cucumbers, which could provide benefits for crop breeders of the future.

Health benefits of tomatoes linked to colour

25 March, 2019

High levels of specific antioxidants are linked to particular tomato colours, meaning each tomato has its own health benefits, researchers have found.

Link between food allergies and multiple sclerosis

22 February, 2019

Evidence has been found connecting food allergies (but not other allergies) and relapses of multiple sclerosis.

Ever heard of the food allergy FPIES?

06 February, 2019

Most of us, including medical professionals, have never heard of FPIES and so this poorly understood food allergy is often misdiagnosed.

Drug-manufacturing chickens

30 January, 2019

Tired of egg farming? Now you could put chicken expertise to a new use — drug manufacturing.

Fresh ideas in the Australian ginger industry

06 December, 2018

The Australian ginger industry is going through a period of change, with a new AgriFutures panel chair and R&D investment focused on innovative agtech.

Aussie foodtech start-up raises $3m for US expansion

27 November, 2018

PERKii has secured a total of $3 million in capital to launch the technology for its water and juice encapsulated probiotic drink in the US.

Better testing needed for 'gluten-free' food

13 November, 2018

More frequent gluten testing may be needed in factories, after a study found almost 3% of manufactured foods labelled 'gluten-free' contained gluten.

One third of Aussies at risk of Listeria infection

13 November, 2018

Knowledge about Listeria remains fairly limited despite the fact that one in three Australians are at risk of getting potentially fatal Listeria infection or live in a household with someone at risk.

FrieslandCampina Kievit develops fat powders for the savoury market

07 November, 2018

There is a rising demand for more clean label products and creamy, indulgent foods, according to research from food and beverage manufacturer FrieslandCampina Kievit.

Boost for specialty ingredients in Asia–Pacific

28 September, 2018

Ingredion has announced US$60 million of planned investments to grow its specialty food ingredients business in Asia–Pacific.

What does the allergy epidemic mean for food manufacturers?

12 September, 2018 by Miguel Campos, export sales manager, Advanta

Food allergies are a growing public health concern, and one that the food processing industry must respond to.

Fancy cheese from a 13th-century Egyptian tomb?

20 August, 2018

The world's oldest cheese, which contained potentially deadly bacteria, was discovered in an Egyptian tomb that belonged to Ptahmes, mayor of Memphis.

Disease-causing yeast commonly used in food

23 July, 2018

Different names are used for the same species of yeast, but one is used in the food and biotechnology industries while the other is known to cause infections.

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