- 3D Printing
- air compressors
- Air Liquide
- beverage business
- beverage processing
- BSC Industrials
- CBC Australia
- Food Business
- food industry
- food manufacturing
- Food processing
- Gates Australia
- Gates Poly Chain Carbon Volt belt
- Internet of things
- planned maintenance
- Plant Protein
- Rockwell Automation
- What consumers want in GM food labeling is simpler than you think
Research on public risk perceptions shows that it is not only the objective scientific assessment of risk that matters but also the subjective qualities of risk.
- Why the GM food labeling debate is not over
The U.S. Senate this week reached a compromise to require food manufacturers to label foods that contain genetically modified (GM) ingredients, a bill that would preempt state-level laws.
- How do food manufacturers pick those dates on their product packaging – and what do they mean?
No one wants to serve spoiled food to their families. Conversely, consumers don’t want to throw food away unnecessarily – but we certainly do.
- Kitchen Science: beyond the sweetness of sugar
Sugar has been part of the human diet for millennia, and it has some fascinating and highly practical uses.
- Operational analytics helps lower maintenance and energy costs
Refrigeration consumes a major portion of a large grocery store’s electricity (up to 30 per cent in some cases), with the remainder consumed by HVAC equipment, lighting, and other utilities.
- Does Australia need a sugar tax?
The British Government’s recent decision to combat the rising incidence of obesity in the UK by introducing a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks has stimulated debate about whether Australia should follow suit.
- New food labels should go further than country of origin
Our everyday food choices have a significant influence on our health and environmental footprint, as well as on ethical issues associated with how food is produced.
- Why we regain weight after drastic dieting
A few years ago I proudly lost almost 15% of my weight. However last week I stared with disbelief at my scale as I realised all my efforts were in vain and I had regained all of the previously lost weight. This got me thinking about the mechanisms that underpin such dramatic fluctuations in weight … Continue reading Why we regain weight after drastic dieting
- Woolworths and Coles should heed simplicity lesson from Aldi
Woolworths is ditching its Select private label range. It intends to launch a new brand for a more focused range of products that promises more bang for the buck.
- Six reasons why food is a really big deal
Our food is more than simply a source of calories – or even a labour of love. As our global community faces some serious and time-bound health challenges, what’s being served is a world of opportunities.
- HPP set to disrupt dairy industry
For the first time, an Australian company milk product will be processed by HPP for commercial use by The Made by Cow company.
- No big deal: there is little to fear from nanoparticles in food
In terms of food, nanoparticles can be present at levels of a few percent, often mixed with larger particles.
- Retail brands set to make an impression with new packaging
FMCG marketers have a new packaging tool at their fingertips that will help their brands command shelf presence, enable them to react quickly to changing trends or customise a design in a matter of days.
- Higher supermarket prices for milk won’t necessarily help farmers
A fall in the farm gate price of milk and the pain felt by dairy farmers as a result, has many pointing the finger at supermarkets for discounting the price in the so-called “milk wars.”
- Container deposit schemes work: so why is industry still opposed?
Government CDR schemes are sustainable. The 40 government schemes worldwide have operated for an average of 24.8 years and all except two are still going.
- Melbourne wastes 200 kg of food per person a year: it’s time to get serious
You know that feeling when you open the fridge and are met with something “on the nose”. We all know what food waste looks and smells like. But food waste stinks in more ways than one. It is expensive, costing the average household over A$2,200 a year, and it undermines the resilience and sustainability of … Continue reading Melbourne wastes 200 kg of food per person a year: it’s time to get serious
- Tastes like moral superiority: what makes food ‘good’?
Food choice has become a moral morass. Discussions about food production and consumption are increasingly loaded with moral language.
- Automation company in prime position to take its cut of the beef boom
According to ICA General Manager Bruce Granger, the growing demand for Australian beef underscores the reason many in the meat processing sector are turning to automation.
- Time to get regulation back into Australian dairy?
The dairy industry was deregulated more than a decade ago; perhaps it’s time Australia looked to other countries for models to fix the system.
- Dude food vs superfood: we’re cultural omnivores
Australia appears to be simultaneously embracing very contradictory food trends.