Food design & research

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.


Prevention of childhood obesity

01 May, 2006

Two of the leading health peak bodies, Diabetes Australia and The Cancer Council, in Victoria have called for the Victorian Government to strengthen its commitment to both regulation and community education to help fight the alarming childhood obesity trends.


Group formed to promote biological agriculture

26 April, 2006

The Biological Farmers of Australia has formed a sub committee to promote the principles, benefits and good practices of biological agriculture.


Move to focus on food systems

15 March, 2006

Vital health and environmental issues such as food security and sustainable development are to be addressed after the European Science Foundation recently accepted a proposal for a new Forward Look that aims to create a broad research agenda focusing on all aspects of food systems.


Shelf life extender

15 March, 2006 | Supplied by: NutriMed Group

Multisorb Technologies has introduced the FreshCard oxygen absorber to preserve the freshness and quality of packaged food and extend product shelf life.


Curbing foodborne illnesses

23 February, 2006

According to OzFoodNet 5.4 million cases of foodborne illness occur in Australia annually.


Soup-ed up packaging

17 February, 2006

Soup packaging has taken an interesting twist with manufacturer Campbell’s of the UK launching two of its dry soup brands in a PET jar, manufactured by RPC Containers Blackburn.


Ticking eggs

13 February, 2006

They're a highly nutritious food containing top quality protein, 10 vitamins and minerals in one convenient package, but the Heart Foundation is still expecting some Australians to be surprised when they see fresh eggs now displaying the Tick.


Developing safe mercury message

13 January, 2006

The NSW Food Authority has been asked by the world’s leading health body to help devise communication solutions so other countries can show people how to safely eat fish while reducing the risk from mercury.


GE canola contamination in Australia

10 November, 2005

The Biological Farmers of Australia (BFA) has called for immediate action by federal and state governments to determine the source, and extent, of the genetic engineering contamination of conventional canola in Victoria.


Taking confusion out of eggs

02 November, 2005

The Australian Egg Corporation has announced the appointment of five nutrition and medical healthcare experts to the newly formed Egg Nutrition Advisory Group (ENAG).


How peanuts cause allergy

29 October, 2005

Research by a scientist in the UK helps understand a hitherto unexplained mystery of food allergy. He has discovered the route and type of transport taken by peanut proteins through the gut to the immune system. This route favours an immune response and helps explain why peanuts are one of the most allergenic foods.


Packaging covenant talks recycling

05 October, 2005

The Australian Institute of Packaging in conjunction with the Centre for Design, RMIT University and the Sustainable Packaging Alliance combined to present a half-day forum on the New Packaging Covenant. Participants debated the issues surrounding the NPC that is due to expire this year and be replaced with NPC mark 2.


Plastic packaging cancer link

02 October, 2005

Compounds found in plastic products used to wrap or contain food and beverages have aroused concerns as possible cancer-causing agents because they can sometimes leach out of the plastic and migrate into the food, researchers are claiming.


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