Do FMCG executives have it wrong when it comes to predicting what consumers want? According to new research from Canadean, yes.
Gluten-free claims will no longer be permitted on alcohol products once the nutrition and health claims standard becomes mandatory in 2016. However, FSANZ has put forward a proposal that seeks to ensure that gluten-free claims can still be used on alcohol products.
FSANZ is seeking information about how the migration of chemicals from packaging into food is currently being managed by industry - particularly smaller operators.
A study funded by the Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) has found that the horticulture industry is more vulnerable to a high Australian dollar than other agrifood sectors.
An importer has been fined $25,000 for failing to test 2241 kg Parma ham imported from Italy in 2011. Paqualino Licastro, owner of Perth import company Topas Pty Ltd, was fined $3000 while the company was fined $22,000.
The New Zealand Institute of Food Science & Technology (NZIFST) is calling for expressions of interest from those wanting to present an oral paper at NZIFST's 2015 conference.
In an effort to enhance brand engagement with consumers, Nestlé Japan will soon begin using a humanoid robot to sell Nescafé machines.
Coca-Cola's Del Valle Reserva brand of juice won the Technology in Beverage Packaging prize at the 2014 ABRE Awards in Brazil, for being the first brand to use Tetra Pak cartons with bio-based LDPE films derived from sugar cane.
AUSPACK 2015 organisers have announced a number of new exhibitors for the event, including Daxner Soren Asia Pacific, Advanced Machine Technology, Pharma Equip, Pulford Air & Gas, Meech, Hydroflux and Mettler Toledo.
A research centre has been established to explore new technologies for improving crop yields, by improving the way that plants capture the sun's energy through photosynthesis.
According to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research, when you can't get your favourite product, you'll quickly forget about it if you can find a good replacement.
Dog food packaging shaped like slippers and a carton of extra-large eggs depicting a chicken in some discomfort are among the packaging designs recognised by the Pentawards Concept 2015.
Coconut sugar, ugly fruit and vegetables and cannabis cuisine feature in advertising agency Sterling Rice Group's list of Top 10 Cutting-Edge Culinary Trends for 2015
Retail trade growth will slow in the lead-up to Christmas, according to the AFGC CHEP Retail Index. The Index predicts just 3.2% year-on-year growth for the December quarter.