Food design & research

Open your mind to packaging innovations

18 December, 2018 | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

Australian and New Zealand companies and individuals are encouraged to enter the 2019 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards.

Fresh ideas in the Australian ginger industry

06 December, 2018

The Australian ginger industry is going through a period of change, with a new AgriFutures panel chair and R&D investment focused on innovative agtech.

WSU invests $5m into food security research

05 December, 2018

Western Sydney University will collaborate with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and 13 state agricultural universities on research to address global issues of food security.

Toxins, carcinogens and opportunistic pathogens

05 December, 2018

There is risk in nearly everything we eat.

Aussie foodtech start-up raises $3m for US expansion

27 November, 2018

PERKii has secured a total of $3 million in capital to launch the technology for its water and juice encapsulated probiotic drink in the US.

One third of Aussies at risk of Listeria infection

13 November, 2018

Knowledge about Listeria remains fairly limited despite the fact that one in three Australians are at risk of getting potentially fatal Listeria infection or live in a household with someone at risk.

Feeding the future population

13 November, 2018

Researchers found that compared to 1975, an average adult in 2014 was about 14% heavier, 1.3% taller and 6.2% older, and needed 6.1% more energy.

Better testing needed for 'gluten-free' food

13 November, 2018

More frequent gluten testing may be needed in factories, after a study found almost 3% of manufactured foods labelled 'gluten-free' contained gluten.

FrieslandCampina Kievit develops fat powders for the savoury market

07 November, 2018

There is a rising demand for more clean label products and creamy, indulgent foods, according to research from food and beverage manufacturer FrieslandCampina Kievit.

Paper industry to transform biowaste with research hub

29 October, 2018

A new research hub aims to help Australia's pulp and paper industries transform their production waste into marketable materials such as food packaging.

US$75,000 grant for food security research

25 October, 2018

Applications are open for the Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security which would provide a US$75,000 grant to the winner.

Turning vegan for the environment

22 October, 2018

A study analysed food production, consumption and the resulting CO2 emissions in 130 countries, and urged more people to adopt plant-based diets.

Gut microbiota health and bacterial infections

17 October, 2018

Research has found healthy gut nutrition and the microbiota has an impact on the susceptibility to and the progression of bacterial infections such as E. coli.

Boost for specialty ingredients in Asia–Pacific

28 September, 2018 | Supplied by: Ingredion

Ingredion has announced US$60 million of planned investments to grow its specialty food ingredients business in Asia–Pacific.

What does the allergy epidemic mean for food manufacturers?

12 September, 2018 by Miguel Campos, export sales manager, Advanta

Food allergies are a growing public health concern, and one that the food processing industry must respond to.

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