Food Science


  • Proposed NZ food bill comments invited

    The New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology Inc. (NZIFST) is inviting your feedback and comments on the country’s new FOOD BILL which will be passed into law later this year.

    January 18, 2010 0 comment

  • Pea flour for low GI foods

    A new study reveals how pea flour could create tasty low GI foods.

    November 11, 2009 0 comment

  • CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences’ new chief

    Internationally recognised food scientist and science leader, Professor Martin Cole, will start as the Chief of CSIRO’s Division of Food and Nutritional Sciences (FNS) in January 2010.

    November 4, 2009 0 comment

  • Listeria in salmon killed by smoke treatment

    Smoking salmon at sufficiently high temperatures reduces the risk of Listeria monocytogenes, according to a new study from the Journal of Food Science, published by the Institute of Food Technologists.

    October 26, 2009 2 comments

  • AIFST student product development

    The winners of the 2009 AIFST Student Product Development Competition have been announced – for their product: ‘Soyers’ – Gluten free biscuits.

    July 27, 2009 0 comment

  • New chief for AIFST

    The Australian Institute of Food, Science and Technology (AIFST) has appointed Dr Michael Eyles as its new president.

    July 20, 2009 0 comment

  • Skilling up for food manufacturing

    Skills training in Victoria’s food manufacturing industry will receive a boost this Thursday with the launch of the state government’s new Food Skills Program at Food Science Australia (FSA).

    May 26, 2009 0 comment

  • Fresh cheese all the whey

    Investigations into high pressure processing (HPP) technology could help open new export opportunities for manufacturers of fresh cheeses, which make up more than 20% of Australia’s annual cheese production.

    March 25, 2009 0 comment

  • Fortune cookies

    Despite the presence of smaller firms, biscuit manufacturing is moving toward larger-scale, concentrated production and consequently has significantly fewer firms than a decade earlier.

    September 10, 2008 0 comment

  • CSIRO cuts 50 jobs & shuts food plant

    The CSIRO will shed up to 50 jobs in food science research and close its Sydney food processing test plant in a bid to save $6 million over the next two years.

    August 4, 2008 0 comment

  • The future of food with Culinology

    Rapidly changing technology and the demand for tastier, more nutritious and safer food is driving a new educational trend that many in the food industry predict will result in new flavours and more economical food products that reach consumers faster – Culinology.

    July 15, 2008 43 comments

  • Foodtech Packtech 2008

    New Zealand’s only dedicated food technology and packaging trade event, Foodtech Packtech 2008, runs 21 to 23 October at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds.

    July 14, 2008 0 comment

  • Where have the good foods gone?

    The Government’s anti-obesity measures are causing more than a little discomfort as the food industry starts to throw its weight around.

    July 11, 2008 0 comment

  • New faces at FSANZ

    A former Commonwealth Ombudsman, Philippa Smith, has been appointed as chair of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand board.

    July 8, 2008 0 comment

  • Breaking bread habits of Australia’s Manufacturers

    The demand for consumer goods is generally positively related to real disposable income. This, however, is not true of staple products such as bread. IBISWorld presents an industry report on bread manufacturing in Australia.

    June 6, 2008 39 comments

  • New cook chill manual launched

    A detailed and comprehensive manual addressing cook chill for all involved in the food production chain is being released by the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.

    May 15, 2008 1 comment

  • Nanofood for the future

    Once a far-fetched fantasy a long way into the future, nanotechnology is set to have a huge impact on our lives in the here and now. With developments of materials and devices that can monitor blood, detect environmental pollutants and store energy better, nanotech is becoming an integral part of our ever-changing world.

    May 9, 2008 0 comment

  • AIFST supports student food development

    The student creators of a high fibre, gluten free pumpkin and spinach snack and a chocolate banana ravioli dessert are this year’s finalists in the seventh annual Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Student Product Development Competition.

    April 17, 2008 38 comments

  • Microwave technology for food processing

    Industrial Microwave Systems, L.L.C., the producer of patented microwave systems, announces the first commercial process licensing and installation of its Cylindrical Heating System.

    March 28, 2008 5 comments

  • NZ’s primary sector graduates

    A record number of qualifications related to New Zealand’s important land-based industries will be awarded at Lincoln University’s 2008 Graduation Ceremony in Christchurch Town Hall on Friday 4 April.

    March 28, 2008 45 comments