Food design & research

Designing superior foods

13 August, 2007

A UK food and material science expert has been awarded a Visiting Fellowship with the Food Futures Flagship, to help design healthier and tastier foods.


Australians getting fatter on healthier food

10 August, 2007 by Keiran Jones

The Australian and New Zealand nutraceuticals market is booming, according to a report by international market research company, Frost and Sullivan


Restaurants salting us to death

02 August, 2007

The Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health (AWASH) is calling for a major reduction in the salt content of processed and restaurant foods, following a recent report from the American Medical Association (AMA).


Risk-based safety assessment needed for ingredient in NZ baby formula

17 July, 2007

The acting chief executive, Director-General of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) for purpose of section 37 of the Food Act 1981, is advising parents and caregivers that Nutricia Karicare Gold Plus Infant Formula and Follow-On Formula both contain added substances called fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS).


Gluten-free pasta wins AIFST award

25 June, 2007

A process developed by Victorian-based Roma Foods Pty Ltd to make rice and maize gluten-free pasta spirals to export to Italy has won the coveted Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Incorporated, Food Industry Innovation Award.


Healthy food - a healthy habit

19 June, 2007

Two recent research projects have shed light on how infants develop tastes for particular foods and to what extent older people lose their ability to smell, taste and perceive different foods, spiciness and texture.


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.


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