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What's driving the appetite for organics?

11 September, 2017 by Janette Woodhouse

By 2018, the total value of Australia's organic industry is anticipated to exceed AU$2 billion. It was already worth $1.72 in 2014. Last year two-thirds of Australian households bought organic products. Why?

Fine Food Australia 2017 education program

05 September, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Fine Food Australia's 2017 education program will discuss a number of topics, including better business practice and how to achieve success in the industry.

E-Grocery Congress

30 August, 2017

E-commerce is encroaching more and more into food and ready meal marketing — this conference will keep you in the loop.

Ready meals market will rise to US$146,247 million by 2023

29 August, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Allied Market Research has published a report which segmented the global ready meals market based on type, distribution channel and geography. It found that the popularity of ready meals is set to increase dramatically over the next few years.

Sunburn could be caused by poor eating habits

22 August, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

A study has found that those who eat late at night may be more at risk of sunburn and long-term effects such as skin ageing and skin cancer.

Award finalists announced for next week's Australian HACCP Conference

22 August, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

The Australian HACCP Conference has announced the finalists for next week's 2017 awards.

Company fined record $660,000 for underpaying refugee

15 August, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

A former owner of a Melbourne fruit market has been fined a record penalty of $660,000 after failing to pay a refugee appropriate wages.

Seafood Expo Asia in September

15 August, 2017 by Nichola Murphy

Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 5–7 September, this year's Seafood Expo Asia will bring together industry professionals to source the latest products, meet with suppliers and discuss current trends.

Fly guts, diet choice and reproduction

31 July, 2017

Just who is running the show? Not content with affecting development, immunity, nutrition and longevity, the gut microbiota may be directing food choice, consumption and reproduction.

CluckAR app cuts through egg price hype

19 July, 2017

Consumers are urged to make use of CHOICE's CluckAR app to ensure they are actually purchasing free-range eggs.

Breweries cleared of beer tap monopoly accusations

19 July, 2017

The ACCC has found that Carlton United Breweries (CUB) and Lion were not locking craft beers out of taps in pubs and other venues.

Fine Food Australia 2017

17 July, 2017

Fine Food Australia is the premier trade exhibition for the food industry. Showcasing the latest products, the event attracts buyers from restaurants, cafes, bakeries, retailers, caterers, bars, hotels and other food businesses from across the country.

Personalised meal plans from a cloud-based platform

11 July, 2017

Registered dietitians across Australia are invited to sign up to use a cloud-based platform which provides streamlined consultations, personalised meal plans, integrated devices and remote dietary management.

Investigating the interplay of genes, diet and lifestyle

06 July, 2017

A new collaboration between the Liggins Institute and the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute has received $1.5 million from the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment's Catalyst Project fund to investigate the interplay between genes, diet and lifestyle.

Risky business

05 July, 2017

About 60% of foodborne disease outbreaks are linked to commercial caterers and eating establishments. Even though a large proportion of foodborne illness are avoidable, we are in a very risky business unless we can ensure food safety practices are followed. Infected food handlers are responsible for about 12% of all foodborne disease outbreaks.

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