Food design & research

So, what’s in a label?

06 December, 2011 by Janette Woodhouse

There is all this ballyhoo about ‘traffic light’ information on foods so consumers can select the healthiest options but following my recent experience with labelling on roast beef all I want is front-of-pack labels that clearly inform me what the food actually is.

Study sheds new light on human noroviruses

30 November, 2011

New research carried out in the UK has found out more information on human noroviruses.

Study confirms safety of Australia’s food supply

30 November, 2011

A study has confirmed the safety of Australia’s food supply.

IMCD opens food laboratory in Sweden

23 November, 2011

A food and nutrition lab is being opened in Sweden by IMCD Nordic, part of the IMCD Group. It will be an extension of the activities carried out at the IMCD Food & Nutrition Technical Centre in Belgium.

nRVA monitors starch behaviour

11 November, 2011

An Australian invention, which monitors the behaviour of starches as they are cooked, could revolutionise food manufacturing processes. 

Pork CRC research programs are a success

09 November, 2011

Three research programs delivered good results and played a role in innovation and new ideas for the Australian pork industry.

O-I partners with RMIT in glass cider bottle design

06 November, 2011 | Supplied by: O-I Asia Pacific

Responding to cider’s recent growth in popularity among Australian consumers, leading glass packaging manufacturer Owens-Illinois (OI) developed a design brief for a 500 mL glass cider bottle. The brief was presented to first-year industrial design students at Melbourne’s RMIT University. It included a number of guidelines such as the need to produce a bottle suitable for high-speed production and filling lines, and an area for applying a label and branding and mandatory information.

Australia and China collaborate on global food security

04 November, 2011

Australian and Chinese researchers are collaborating to improve global food security against pests and diseases.

Faster detection of multiple pathogens in food using Crystal Diagnostics' MultiPath

01 November, 2011

The Crystal Diagnostics MultiPath system uses liquid crystals to detect multiple harmful pathogens in food in a single test, offering significant time savings over the most common testing methods.

Public health improvements through the genomic pinpointing of foodborne pathogens

28 October, 2011

Detecting foodborne illness outbreaks quickly and accurately determining the source of the outbreak are essential if the risks to public health are to be minimised. By adopting a method based on whole genome sequencing, researchers have been able to discriminate between outbreak-related and non-outbreak-related cases and to identify the temporal, geographical and evolutionary origin of outbreaks.

Coca-Cola Amatil reveals new ‘blowfill’ technology

14 October, 2011

The MP Member for Croydon and Coca-Cola Amatil Australia officially opened two new ‘blowfill’ lines at the company’s production facility in Adelaide.

Soy protein consumption reduced progression of clogged arteries in women

07 October, 2011

A study, to be published, has found that soy protein consumption can reduce the progression of clogged arteries in women within five years of menopause.

Peruvian cacao collection trip yields treasures

04 October, 2011

Chocolates are always in demand - from Valentine’s Day and beyond. In the chocolate world, the fastest growing segment of the industry is fine-flavour, high-end chocolates. Until now, the source of these specialised confections has been largely limited to small regions of Venezuela and Ecuador.

Partnership to develop breakthrough nutritional formulations

30 September, 2011

Chr. Hansen partners with Amino Up to create clinically documented products that address health and wellbeing.

Coffee, caffeine and risk of depression among women

30 September, 2011

Caffeine is the world's most widely used central nervous system stimulant, with approximately 80% consumed in the form of coffee. However, studies that analyse prospectively the relationship between coffee or caffeine consumption and depression risk are scarce.

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