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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.

American flavours in vogue with Australian home cooks

01 August, 2016

Kitchenware retailer Kitchen Warehouse says its customers have been buying up deep fryers, griddles and smoker boxes to create classic recipes from the USA in their own homes.

Getting fresh

27 July, 2016 by Janette Woodhouse

Freshness is one attribute that will always attract ready meal consumers.

Junk food ads lead kids to poor food choices: study

26 July, 2016

Advertisements for unhealthy foods and beverages have an immediate and significant impact on children and lead to harmful diets, according to Canadian research.

Snacking habits of millennials an opportunity for food brands

25 July, 2016

Young adults are the biggest snackers, according to research released by Canadean, with 40% of 18- to 34-year-olds engaging in regular snacking.

SilkAir launches business class menu

20 July, 2016

SilkAir has launched a new menu for business class customers travelling on flights leaving from Singapore that are 3 hours and above.

Anti-sugar messages could be misleading: study

19 July, 2016

Focusing health messages too heavily on sugar may mislead consumers on the need to reduce overall kilojoules, research has concluded.

Nutrition experts feature at anti-ageing conference

19 July, 2016

Attendees at the AustralAsian Academy of Anti-Ageing Medicine's 10th annual conference in Melbourne will hear from several leading experts on nutrition.

How useful are nutrition labels in dining halls?

06 July, 2016

A recent study on dining hall nutrition labelling looked at the relationship between label use and sleep, stress and exercise.

Could automation save the foodservice industry?

29 June, 2016

Tight profit margins and increasing labour costs may force reinvention of the foodservice industry, with automation offering the potential to offset increasing wage costs.

Expert criticises UK dietary recommendations

29 June, 2016

A dietary expert has criticised the UK’s Eatwell Guide — a visual representation of the government's recommendations on food groups for a 'healthy, balanced diet' — saying it is not evidence based and has been formulated by too many people with industry ties.

Fibre and vitamin A could prevent food allergies

28 June, 2016

Australian researchers have found that eating a diet rich in fibre can shape the immune system to reduce allergies to substances such as peanuts.

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