Food design & research

Pack-Track looks to minimise waste from drinks packaging

09 March, 2011

Pack-Track is investigating new drinks packaging which would help to reduce waste from on-the-go drinks, highlighting two potential solutions.


Woolworths eyes sustainable palm oil

03 March, 2011

Woolworths is requesting more research into the availability of sustainable palm oil as it aims to drive market transformation.


Private labels rival big name brands

02 March, 2011

Research reveals that an increasing number of consumers prefer store brands over famous brands.


Rheology Solutions range of equipment and technical literature

23 February, 2011 | Supplied by: Rheology Solutions Pty Ltd

The microstructure of liquid foods has an important impact on its qualitative and quantitative quality attributes. This microstructure is a function of the physicochemical bonds and inter/intra-molecular associations between the ingredients in any recipe.


Submissions welcome on proposed changes to Food Standards Code

18 February, 2011

Food Standards Australia New Zealand is inviting submissions on proposed changes to the Food Standards Code.


Research challenges effectiveness of calorie labelling

16 February, 2011

Calorie labelling may not affect food purchases by teens or by parents for their children, according to a study.


Lower levels of cholesterol measured in eggs

16 February, 2011

The cholesterol content of eggs has dropped significantly since 2002, according to new agricultural data.


An alternative to soy in the dairy-free segment

15 February, 2011

Rice, oats and, more recently, almonds are providing alternatives to soy in the dairy-free food market sector. In particular, almonds featured in a rising number of new product launches during 2010.


AIP forum covers package code management

10 February, 2011

‘The Packaging Supply Chain’ is the theme behind the fourth biennial AIP National Technical Forum, which will be held alongside Auspack Plus 2011.


New daily intake guide from AFGC

31 January, 2011

Australian shoppers will be able to formulate a balanced diet and make healthier food choices following the launch of a new Daily Intake Guide consumer education campaign by the Australian Food and Grocery Council.


Folic acid addition in bread is improving health

19 January, 2011

News that adding folic acid to bread flour is improving levels of folate in the Australian population is welcome, said Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing Catherine King.


Arla Foods Ingredients creates lactose-free technology

17 January, 2011

Lactose-intolerant consumers around the world may soon be able to obtain the dairy nutrition they need from lactose-free products that are claimed to taste like the real thing.


AVEBE and BASF Plant Science start R&D cooperation on genetically optimised amylopectin starch potatoes

13 January, 2011

The potato starch manufacturer AVEBE and the plant biotechnology company BASF Plant Science have announced a research and development alliance in plant biotechnology. The companies are combining their competencies in biotechnology discovery and genetically modified potato breeding with the aim of bringing farmers modern and fungal-resistant starch potato varieties.


Lupin proteins offer alternative to animal ingredients

10 January, 2011

Lupin seeds can be used to produce low-fat sausage products, allowing processors to replace animal raw ingredients with vegetable materials.


Research collaboration to deliver ‘healthier’ grains

20 December, 2010

Four of Australia’s research institutions will collaborate closely over the next three years to fast-track development of new ‘healthier’ varieties of three of the world’s most widely cultivated cereal grains.


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