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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 â€˜General Standard for Food Additivesâ€™ list this year.
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
A systematic analysis of the medical literature shows that nutrition studies'' conclusions correlate with who funds them â€“ much like the bias found for pharmaceutical studies, but with potentially greater public health implications.
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
Marieke Saherâ€™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 peopleâ€™s ideas about whether certain foods are healthy, what might have caused a stomach upset or whether a medicine really works.
A recent study by Leatherhead Food International revealed that up to one third of food packaging may be contaminated with latex and the latex can be transferred to food in some cases. In one unnamed chocolate biscuit, the latex was 20 times the level that instigates a reaction. The wrapper contained 85ng/ml of latex.
A United Nations agency reported an annual 50% drop worldwide over the past three years in cases of Bovine Spongiform Encepalopathy (BSE), or mad cow disease, blamed for causing a fatal degenerative illness in humans.
Under an agreement signed between the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and CSIRO, scientists will seek to determine the molecular structure of the foods we eat.
BlueScope steel has announced the closure of its tin mill at Port Kembla following a review of the operation that confirmed the business was no longer viable.