Food design & research

Rapid test for tainted milk

11 September, 2009

A combination of bacteria and a purple dye that can reveal the presence of toxins in milk in just a few hours could help ensure the safety of the milk supply.


The longevity of ‘wild’ Escherichia coli

10 September, 2009

Differences between pathogenic E. coli and non-pathogenic laboratory E. coli strains may mean that test results are not indicative of real-world outcomes.


Country of origin logo achieves success for Australian exporters

04 September, 2009

The Australian Made logo has been rated as the most important selling point after quality and price in recent research.


Smart ink for smart packaging

04 September, 2009

In the food industry, marketing options will increase when smart inks start giving consumers more relevant information.


Zeaxanthin Association formed

26 August, 2009

The Zeaxanthin Trade Association has been formed with the aim to increase understanding and awareness about dietary zeaxanthin.


The average New Zealand diet presents no chemical residue food safety concerns

19 August, 2009

Examination of more than 120 commonly eaten foods in New Zealand have shown that New Zealanders’ dietary exposure to chemical residues is not of concern.


CSIRO invited to join EU food innovation consortium

18 August, 2009

CSIRO has become the only organisation outside Europe to be invited to join HighTech Europe - a consortium of research agencies, industrial federations, universities and equipment manufacturers established to facilitate the uptake of innovative and emerging food processing technologies.


Salty issues

30 July, 2009

Australian companies are responding to the World Action on Salt and Health (WASH) drive to reduce the amount of salt in processed and fast foods. However, research is throwing up some interesting anomalies.


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.


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.


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