Food Science


  • 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 0 comment

  • 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 0 comment

  • 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 9 comments

  • 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 0 comment

  • 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 0 comment

  • Convention on food future

    ‘Our Food Our Future’ is the theme for of a four day program at the 41st annual Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Convention.

    March 6, 2008 0 comment

  • Baby food processors return to the simple life

    In the baby food sector, manufacturers are taking the ‘less is more’ approach to their processing in line with demand for less processed, nutrient-rich baby food that resembles home-made varieties. Celia Johnson writes.

    February 14, 2008 0 comment

  • It pays to climb the career ladder

    One-time cleaner works his way up career ladder to win Dairy Australia award.

    February 7, 2008 0 comment

  • Food safety seminar

    Members of the food industry are encouraged to attend a seminar on October 15th in New Zealand which will focus on fulfilling Food Control Plan requirements and expanding knowledge of food safety practices.

    October 8, 2007 0 comment

  • Softfruit launched in UK

    Australian research and development company, Byron Food Science, has announced the commercialisation of its SOFTFRUIT technology in the UK.

    August 22, 2007 0 comment

  • Native fruits rich in antioxidants

    A recent study by Food Science Australia (FSA) has revealed the high antioxidant levels in twelve native Australian fruits, which could benefit the food and functional food industries.

    August 2, 2007 0 comment