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David Jones catering to the high-end ready meals market

06 September, 2016

David Jones believes it can take a slice of the $100 billion Australian food market by catering to the top end of town.


Jewel Fine Foods receives Telstra business award

05 September, 2016

Jewel Fine Foods has won the 2016 Telstra Australian Medium Business Award.


Gut bacteria may hold key to obesity prevention

01 September, 2016

A therapy that involves engineered gut bacteria may one day help reduce the health problems that come with obesity.


Joint venture sees Australian food headed for Asian childcare centres

30 August, 2016

Australia's Beston Global Food Company has entered into a joint venture with Singapore-based MindChamps Holdings to provide foods to preschool children in 35 early childcare centres in Singapore and the Philippines.


Rision RosterCloud roster management platform

30 August, 2016

Rision's RosterCloud is a simple and intuitive cloud-based rostering platform for the events and catering industry.


Texture modified diets — the challenge: maximising nutrition and consumption

23 August, 2016 by Samantha Murray*

Eating is a fundamental pleasure in life. One of the biggest challenges for foodservices in aged care facilities is creating appealing and tasty meals to bring pleasure for residents requiring texture-modified meals.


The growing market for meat substitutes

23 August, 2016

A 60% rise in global food and beverage launches using a vegetarian claim between 2011 and 2015 highlights the market opportunities available in the meat substitute market, according to Innova Market Insights.


Trek and taste in Tasmania to support Australian farmers

22 August, 2016

Landcare Australia is hoping it can tempt adventurous Australians to taste their way down Tasmania's east coast on a week-long trek to raise money to support Australian farmers.


Limited fresh food access linked to heart disease

18 August, 2016

A lack of accessible fresh food may increase the risk of developing the signs of early heart disease, according to research published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.


From plate to podium: what does it take to fuel Olympic athletes?

15 August, 2016 by Helen O'Connor, University of Sydney; Fiona Pelly, University of the Sunshine Coast, and Janelle Gifford, University of Sydney

Just over a week into the Olympics, most of those watching the events have had at least one moment of awe about the feats of athleticism on display. We all know that competing at the Olympics is the end product of years of training, but how much fuel do elite athletes need?


US study finds free school lunches contribute to obesity

15 August, 2016

A US study has found that government-funded school meal programs are putting children at risk of being overweight.


Ready meals manufacturer fined for telemarketing breaches

09 August, 2016

Convenience meals manufacturer Easymeals has been fined $13,600 for making telemarketing calls to numbers on the Do Not Call Register and for calling outside of permitted hours.


Fair Work Ombudsman's hospitality audits reveal concerning results

08 August, 2016

The food services and accommodation industry kept the Fair Work Ombudsman busy in the past year, accounting for 40% of Enforceable Undertakings entered with employers in 2015/16.


To improve beer's flavour, just add music

02 August, 2016

Can music change the way we taste?


Australian scientists call for a radical overhaul of nutrition research

02 August, 2016

Two Australian scientists have called for radical rethinking of the way we measure the health impacts of the human diet.


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