Food design & research

Nestlé co-founds Future Food Initiative

07 February, 2019

Nestlé, Bühler and Givaudan have launched the Future Food Initiative, a joint research program which encourages food and nutrition research in areas relevant to consumer trends and sustainability.


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.


Food shock increasing globally, say researchers

30 January, 2019

The increasing number of 'food shocks' — sudden losses in food production — caused by extreme weather, overfishing and geopolitical crises pose significant threats to global food security.


What nutrients are in your food?

29 January, 2019

Consumers can now make healthier food choices using FSANZ's refreshed nutrient database, where they can look up how much fibre is in dates or the amount of caffeine in chocolate.


Open your mind to packaging innovations

18 December, 2018 | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

Australian and New Zealand companies and individuals are encouraged to enter the 2019 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards.


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.


Toxins, carcinogens and opportunistic pathogens

05 December, 2018

There is risk in nearly everything we eat.


WSU invests $5m into food security research

05 December, 2018

Western Sydney University will collaborate with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and 13 state agricultural universities on research to address global issues of food security.


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.


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.


Feeding the future population

13 November, 2018

Researchers found that compared to 1975, an average adult in 2014 was about 14% heavier, 1.3% taller and 6.2% older, and needed 6.1% more energy.


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.


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.


Paper industry to transform biowaste with research hub

29 October, 2018

A new research hub aims to help Australia's pulp and paper industries transform their production waste into marketable materials such as food packaging.


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