Food design & research

Canned milk design wins award

27 September, 2007

The Southern Cross Packaging Awards have been decided for the year, with the winners due to receive their awards at a presentation dinner at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Melbourne, 4 October.


Food aid more harm than good

13 September, 2007

Food aid to developing countries could actually worsen rural poverty and distort global trade, according to a report by the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC).


Property value linked to obesity rates

06 September, 2007

Neighbourhood property values predict local obesity rates better than education or incomes, according to a study published online this week by the journal Social Science and Medicine. For each additional $100,000 in the median price of homes, US researchers found obesity rates in a given ZIP code dropped by 2 %.


Link between aspartame and formaldehyde scaremongering by Soil & Health spokesperson

22 August, 2007

Unsubstantiated scaremongering claims by Soil & Health spokesperson Steffan Browning could cause some people real harm says the New Zealand Food Safety Authority.


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.


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