Ingredients > Additives & preservatives

New partnership to see prebiotic ingredient on ANZ shores

28 October, 2021

The prebiotic ingredient Bimuno might soon be distributed to food manufacturers after a partnership was announced with a local distributor.

Common food preservative could harm immune system

30 March, 2021

The chemical is used in popular snack foods such as Pop-Tarts, Rice Krispies Treats and Cheez-Its, among many others.

Milk prebiotics for pet food

15 March, 2021

Milk oligosaccharide, a supplement which is on trend for infant formulas, may be beneficial for cats and dogs when added to pet food.

A pinch of MSG instead of salt to reduce sodium intake?

14 August, 2020

A new study hopes to change consumer perceptions about a highly researched but controversial flavour enhancer — monosodium glutamate (MSG).

FSANZ call for comment on additive to preserve beverages

07 August, 2020

FSANZ is calling for comment on an application that will allow a new type of additive, sourced from a mushroom called 'sweet osmanthus ear', to preserve beverages.

Food additives guidebook published

23 April, 2020

Food Additives and Human Health is a detailed guide to the world of food additives commonly used in the food processing and manufacturing industry.

Kimchi fermentation research

20 April, 2020

Researchers have found the source of lactic acid bacteria involved in the fermentation of kimchi, to aid the production of standardised kimchi.

CSPI waves goodbye to Salt Institute

12 March, 2019

Center for Science in the Public Interest has welcomed the news that the Salt Institute will close at the end of March, stating it "will not be missed".

Multi-syllable ingredients and chemophobia

04 February, 2019

In consumers' minds the terms 'clean label' and 'natural' mean 'safe', but this simply isn't correct.

Comment invited on wine additive

18 September, 2018

FSANZ is calling for comment on an application to permit potassium polyaspartate as a food additive in wine.

Scientists develop natural plant-based preservative

20 August, 2018

NTU scientists have found an organic food preservative that is more effective than artificial preservatives, keeping food fresh for longer.

USDA divides the organic industry with carrageenan decision

10 April, 2018

Carrageenan, a common food stabiliser, has been the subject of debate after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has defied advisors and supported its continued use in US organic foods.

Submissions welcome for new additive category for coconut milk products

13 February, 2018

Following regulatory uncertainty about food additive permissions for coconut milk products, Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is inviting submissions on a suggested new food additive category.

Fumoir Grizzly prevents fish from growing Listeria

16 January, 2018

Fumoir Grizzly has developed the M35 bacteriocin, known as Bac M35, which protects fish from growing Listeria monocytogenes and acts as a food preservative.

Managing additive doses in personalised food

18 October, 2017

ViscoTec suggests the key to creating personalised food is ensuring the aromas, colouring and probiotics are all dosed precisely.

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