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Foodservice providers cleaning up with specialty foods

18 April, 2017

Sales of specialty foods through foodservice in the US increased 13.7% to $27.7 billion between 2014 and 2016 as consumers make specialty foods and beverages a regular part of their away-from-home meal purchases.

The rise and rise of meal kit popularity

18 April, 2017

Convenience, time savings and healthfulness are driving the uptake and acceptance of meal kits in the US, with 25% of US adults having bought a meal kit in 2016.

$10,000 up for grabs for Chef of the Year

18 April, 2017

More than 200 professional chefs will compete in the Chef of the Year and the Bocuse d'Or Australian Selection at the Foodservice Australia event at the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne from 28–30 May.

Can hydroponics be organic?

11 April, 2017 by Janette Woodhouse

For most of the world the answer is a definite 'no', but in the US a fight is brewing.

Do you eat the ears or tails first?

07 April, 2017

A staggering 59% of people traumatically amputate the ears of chocolate rabbits before devouring the rest of the body.

Study finds traditional foods still prevalent in remote NT communities

04 April, 2017

Research from the Menzies School of Health Research has found the majority of Aboriginal people living in remote Northern Territory communities are regularly using traditional foods in their diets.

Swedish Culinary Team partners with Baltic cruise company

30 March, 2017

Baltic cruise company Viking Line has launched a long-term partnership with the Swedish Culinary Team, which competes in cooking competitions around the world.

Aussie Farmers Direct enters meal kit market

28 March, 2017

Aussie Farmers Direct has entered Australia's fast-growing home-delivered meal kit market, launching its new Simple & Fresh Dinner Box.

Consumers confused by 'healthy' labelling

23 March, 2017

The ongoing debate over healthy food labelling has been once again put under the spotlight as a US study finds terms such as no-fat, no-sugar, low-fat and reduced-salt and food packaging rarely reflect the actual nutritional quality of the food.

Don't miss ProPak Asia 2017!

22 March, 2017

ProPak Asia is Asia's largest international processing and packaging trade event, attracting visitors from across Asia who come to meet world-leading companies, see the latest machines, technology and services, and learn from industry events.

Networking and new ideas at National Restaurant Conference 2017

17 March, 2017

The 2017 National Restaurant Conference is set to inform and inspire hospitality professionals in Melbourne in May.

Fine Food Australia expands with new zones, drinks event

14 March, 2017

Fine Food Australia will expand in 2017 to include new zones for organics, start-ups, fit-out and design, plus a co-located Commercial Drinks event.

You can't solve the food waste problem by overeating

14 March, 2017

10% of available food is wasted by overconsumption, and a further 9% of food is left to spoil, according to researchers who examined the key stages in the global food system.

Deadly diets

14 March, 2017

Nearly half of all deaths due to heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes in the US in 2012 were linked to a poor diet, according to a study published in JAMA.

Qantas to serve Pride Cookie during Mardi Gras

02 March, 2017

To mark this year's Mardi Gras celebrations in Sydney, Byron Bay Cookies has partnered with its ambassador, acclaimed chef Christine Manfield, to release the Pride Cookie.

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