Food design & research

Gene breakthrough secures crops’ future

22 July, 2009

University of Newcastle researchers have achieved a major scientific breakthrough in the quest to protect crop longevity, yield and quality.


Packaging beverages and liquids

06 July, 2009

The future of beverage packaging is becoming varied, interesting and intelligent.


New style for Smith's Chips

26 May, 2009 | Supplied by: Visy Industries

Smith’s Snackfoods (a division of PepsiCo) is Australia’s largest potato chip manufacturer.


Food allergies and delayed anaphylaxis

19 May, 2009

A novel and severe allergic response, called delayed anaphylactic shock, has been found to be triggered by an IgE antibody that binds to a sugar molecule known as galactose-α-1,3-galactose (alpha-gal). So far, evidence strongly suggests that tick bites are triggering the production of alpha-gal antibodies.


Cold-aseptic filling

12 May, 2009

Aseptic cold filling offers a solution to meeting consumer demand for minimally processed foods and drinks.


TMS-Pro System texture analysis

01 April, 2009 | Supplied by: SI Instruments

Texture analysis using the Food Technology Corp TMS-Pro System makes possible precise, objective and repeatable measurements of the texture of food products.


MRSA in food and animals

01 April, 2009

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published an opinion on the public health significance of MRSA in animals and foods.


Melamine test kits

01 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Graintec Pty Ltd

The Romer Labs AgraQuant melamine-sensitive ELISA test kit has been designed to meet the coming regulatory limits for melamine in food products.


Melamine detection

01 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched a program focused on assisting government and commercial food testing laboratories in the development and implementation of methods for the analysis of melamine in food products. This program comes in response to the recent alert issued by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


Microbial assay for wine spoilage

01 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Provisor

South Australian wine technical consultants Provisor and Advanced Analytical Australia have teamed up to deliver a DNA-based spoilage evaluation service to the wine industry in Australia and New Zealand.


Pre-made culture plates

01 April, 2009 | Supplied by: 3M Food Safety

Petrifilm count pPlates come in a ready-to-use format, removing the procedure of media preparation. Quality control is simplified with each batch of plates accompanied with a Quality Assurance Certificate from the 3M ISO 9002 certified manufacturing facility.


NATA-accredited pyranometer calibration

01 April, 2009 | Supplied by: Ecotech Pty Ltd

Ecotech has extended its NATA-accredited services to include calibrations of pyranometers.


Bidirectional valve [1]

23 March, 2009

Egretier has introduced a bidirectional valve that allows all products to pass completely and without disturbance to the flow.


A drug that silences peanut allergies?

16 March, 2009

US researchers are conducting clinical trials for a botanical drug that could provide the key to effective treatments for peanut allergies.


Microgels could protect omega-3 in foods

09 March, 2009

Microgels may be an economical and reliable way to incorporate omega-3 fatty acids into foods without sacrificing taste, appearance or texture.


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