Food design & research

Fish oil capsules now in food

13 June, 2007

Microencapsulation technology is being utilised to store healthy omega-3 oils in processed foods, under an agreement between Food Science Australia (FSA) and the Clover Corporation.


Beer as a natural energy resource

11 May, 2007

A joint project between the University of Queensland (UQ) and Foster's to produce electricity from beer wastewater has won $140,000 from the Queensland Government's Sustainable Energy Innovation Fund.


Australian children undertake physical activity survey

21 February, 2007

One of the most important surveys of children ever to be undertaken in Australia is occurring nationally with thousands of phone calls to families across Australia inviting them to participate.


IADSA keeps up the fight for key additives in food supplements

13 February, 2007

The International Alliance of Dietary/Food Supplement Associations (IADSA) has pledged to continue fighting to retain key additives used in food supplements in the Codex ‘General Standard for Food Additives’ list this year.


Marinade and stir-fry sauces

12 February, 2007 | Supplied by: Kikkoman Australia Pty Ltd

Three marinade and stir-fry sauces have been released by Kikkoman.


Fiddling with functional food

09 February, 2007 by Janette Woodhouse

In Third World countries, the value of the market for nutritional supplements is just under double that for functional foods. However, in the affluent First World, the functional food market is greater than the supplement market


Nutrition studies' conclusions tied to funding source

10 January, 2007

A systematic analysis of the medical literature shows that nutrition studies'' conclusions correlate with who funds them – much like the bias found for pharmaceutical studies, but with potentially greater public health implications.


Hello Halal

11 December, 2006 by Janette Woodhouse | Supplied by: http://www.Halalaustralia.com.au/

The Australian 2006 census figures are not out yet but they will undoubtedly reveal significant growth in domestic demand for Halal products similar to the 40% growth experienced between 1996 and 2001


Everyday beliefs about food refuse to give way to scientific evidence

31 August, 2006

Marieke Saher’s recent doctoral dissertation for the Department of Psychology at the University of Helsinki analyses everyday beliefs about food and health. By these beliefs she refers to people’s ideas about whether certain foods are healthy, what might have caused a stomach upset or whether a medicine really works.


Study reveals latex allergens in packaging

09 August, 2006

A recent study by Leatherhead Food International revealed that up to one third of food packaging may be contaminated with latex and the latex can be transferred to food in some cases. In one unnamed chocolate biscuit, the latex was 20 times the level that instigates a reaction. The wrapper contained 85ng/ml of latex.


Mad cow disease shows sharp drop

21 July, 2006

A United Nations agency reported an annual 50% drop worldwide over the past three years in cases of Bovine Spongiform Encepalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, blamed for causing a fatal degenerative illness in humans.


Investigating the molecular structure of foods

06 July, 2006

Under an agreement signed between the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and CSIRO, scientists will seek to determine the molecular structure of the foods we eat.


The death of Australian tin cans

05 July, 2006

BlueScope steel has announced the closure of its tin mill at Port Kembla following a review of the operation that confirmed the business was no longer viable.


We are eating ourselves to death

06 June, 2006 by Roy Con Foo, CEO, Chr. Hansen Pty Ltd | Supplied by: CHR Hansen Pty Ltd

Although the refrigerated display counters at the supermarkets abound in healthy food items, we are eating an increasingly greater amount of unhealthy foods


Assessment of aspartame study and its safety

08 May, 2006

The AFC panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has evaluated a long-term study on the carcinogenicity of aspartame conducted by the European Ramazzini Foundation in Bologna, Italy.


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