Bias against frozen vegetables is rife

28 May, 2018

Frozen vegetable purchases in grocery stores are declining even though the products offer similar if not superior nutrition benefits to fresh vegetables and decrease the likelihood of waste.

Action needed to reduce acrylamide

22 May, 2018

Acrylamide is not a natural ingredient of food — it is basically a processing contaminant that is probably carcinogenic.

Funding for ag export counsellors

16 May, 2018

Funding for six agricultural counsellors to represent Australia in emerging export markets and work to improve market access was announced in the latest Federal Budget.

DuPont Nutrition & Health announces rBST-free dairy cultures

16 May, 2018

In reponse to consumer preference in the US, the company announced its dairy culture line will not obtain rBST ingredients moving forward.

Carrots are king

08 May, 2018

Australian fresh vegetable exports up 61% in the last five years.

No more 'veggie sausages' in France

07 May, 2018

France's decision to ban the use of meat-related words to describe vegan food products, such as 'burger' and 'steak', has received a mixed reaction.

Sweet snacks tax better than sugar-sweetened beverages tax

30 April, 2018

Sweet food taxes decrease the purchase of soft drinks by 0.6 to 0.8%, biscuits and cakes by 1.2% and savoury snacks by 1.6%.

Reducing acrylamides in heat-processed foods

20 April, 2018

Acrylamide-lowering techniques have been extended by the addition of blends of natural products that can significantly lower acrylamide levels without affecting flavour or texture.

Beeting natural colour fade in food and drinks

18 April, 2018

A natural red colour that doesn't degrade during food and drink processing has been developed.

More than 206 million eggs recalled

17 April, 2018

Salmonella braenderup has led to the recall of nearly 207 million eggs in the US.

Heat-treated flour addresses food safety

10 April, 2018

Page House is launching heat-treated flour for American households to help ensure the safe handling and eating of raw recipes.

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.

Frozen pomegranate recalled following hepatitis scare

09 April, 2018

Seven cases of hepatitis A have been linked to Entyce Food Ingredients' Creative Gourmet frozen pomegranate arils (180 g) sold in Coles.

Just because it's 'natural' doesn't mean it's safe

06 April, 2018

As manufacturers rush to fill consumers’ wants for 'natural', they need to be cautious about the source and manufacturing technique of their natural ingredients.

Nestlé releases chocolate bar with 30% less sugar

29 March, 2018 by Nichola Murphy

Milkybar Wowsomes contain fibrous crispy oat cereal and restructured sugar that tastes equally as sweet but dissolves faster.

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