Food design & research

US outbreak of E. coli from romaine lettuce declared over

24 January, 2020

Salad lovers, rejoice! An E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce from Salinas, California, has been declared over by the US FDA and CDC.

Arsenic in rice snacks above EU safe level for kids, study

23 January, 2020

An RMIT study found 75% of the rice-based products tested contained levels of inorganic arsenic that exceeded the EU safety guidelines for infants.

UK reduces sugar content of soft drinks by 29%

21 January, 2020

An Oxford University study has revealed that the total amount of sugar sold in soft drinks in the UK decreased by 29% between 2015 and 2018.

Sales of meat-free, plant-based foods rising in UK

21 January, 2020 | Supplied by: Mintel

Mintel Group research has revealed that Britain's appetite for meat-free foods has increased by 40%, with sales predicted to exceed $2 billion by 2024.

Cell-based fish: seafood of the future?

15 January, 2020

A San Diego-based food company has demonstrated how its cell-based fish performs just as well as conventional fish in many cooking applications.

How the cookie crumbles: texture affects health perception

15 January, 2020

Studies have shown that changing the surface texture of food could communicate a healthier message to consumers.

Farmer's wife creates food range in response to drought

15 January, 2020

To weather the drought and fires scorching farms across the country, farmer Julia Foyster has developed an award-winning food range: Tweed Real Food.

Using science to improve the taste of frozen lobster

14 January, 2020

A team of Nova Scotia researchers is developing a technology that can freeze lobster without affecting its taste.

Detecting rice labelling fraud with smartphone photos

14 January, 2020

Researchers have developed a way to detect fraudulent rice labels with smartphone photos, as irregularities in rice labelling become more prevalent.

Craft beer boom in US leading to more hop production

10 January, 2020

Craft breweries may be behind the geographic expansion of hop production in the US, with approximately 750 hop farms opening in the US from 2007 to 2017.

Using technology to measure meat quality

09 January, 2020

Scientists have developed a faster and cheaper method to assess the quality of meat using UV light, called fluorescence spectroscopy.

How much exercise to burn off your Christmas lunch?

17 December, 2019

Research suggests that labelling food and drink with the amount and type of exercise needed to burn off the calories might be effective for consumers.

Media influence on consumer perception of GMOs

17 December, 2019

Research shows that consumer mistrust of GMOs is influenced by the media, despite assurances from food experts and the scientific community.

Thermo Scientific SureTect PCR assays and Applied Biosystems QuantStudio 5 Food Safety System

01 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

The Thermo Scientific SureTect System is a designed to quickly and accurately detect foodborne pathogens in a broad range of foods.

Macherey-Nagel PEHANON pH test strips

01 December, 2019 | Supplied by: Vendart Diagnostics Pty Ltd

PEHANON pH test strips are designed to measure coloured samples in foods such as soft drinks, sauces and wine, to ensure food safety.

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