Food Labelling

Food Safety Concept

How to Manage Allergic Reactions

Recently, a five year old boy suffered a severe allergic reaction to undeclared tree nuts in the Coles brand hollow milk chocolate easter eggs. This raises the question: How can you protect yourself and your family against known and unknown food allergies? How Common Are Food Allergies? Food allergies are very common and becoming more …

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Tasmanian Vegetables

International Export Hopes for Tasmanian Vegetable Industry

Increasing international exports may be the key to propping up Tasmania’s struggling vegetable industry, AUSVEG chief executive Richard Mulcahy told attendees at the recent Tasmanian Agricultural Productivity Group mid-winter forum. High Standards in Demand He explained that countries around the world, particularly across Asia, are looking to Australia for safe, high-quality vegetables. He feels Tasmania …

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Star Rating Labeling

Controversial Food Labelling to Combat Obesity

Obesity is at epidemic levels in Australia, and the state and federal health ministers are set to approve a new food nutrition value labelling system to try and get it under control.The new front-of-pack star rating was one of the main recommendations in the 2011 Blewett Review paper commissioned by the federal government. But the …

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Non GMO Certifiction

Foods Can Now Be Certified as Non GMO

In recent years, more food manufacturers have been producing GMO items. That means foods that have been genetically modified in some way. Usually, that means produce that has been modified to be more resistant to insects or poor weather, but there has been a growing concern among consumers and in certain groups about the safety …

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The ACCC Is Looking Out for You

Unfortunately, mislabelling is more common than most people may think. This is definitely the case that has recently come to light in reference to olive oil that is being sold in Australia. However, the Australian Competition and Consumer Chairman has recognized the problem and is looking out for the consumer. The Problem It has recently …

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Fast food fries

Advertising Restrictions on Junk Food Set to Target Child Obesity

Junk food will no longer by advertised during TV programs when more than 35% of the audience is likely to be children, according to Food Magazine (http://bit.ly/QqbMBX). The current Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) regulations prevent advertising to audiences of more than 50% children, but the new move is a voluntary one by members …

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Fast food fries

Are links between obesity and advertising “nonsense”?

A report by Australian Food News stated that the Australia’s major advertisers have dismissed recent claims by the Obesity Policy Coalition (OPC) that obesity and advertising are linked as “nonsense”. The OPC had earlier released a report about the “failure of advertising codes to protect children from junk food advertising”.

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Understanding “Use By” and “Best By” Dates on Food Packaging

By now, you’re no doubt familiar with the “use by” and “best by” dates stamped on the packaging of the foods you buy. These dates come alongside all foods and are there to give you a decent idea of how long you can expect the food to remain at optimal quality for consumption. So what is the difference between the two?

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Fast food fries

Advertising Restrictions on Junk Food Set to Target Child Obesity

Junk food will no longer by advertised during TV programs when more than 35% of the audience is likely to be children, according to a recent report. The new move is a voluntary one by members of the Responsible Children’s Marketing Initiative including McDonalds, Hungry Jacks, Coca-Cola, Nestle and Mars.

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Beer Cans

Should Energy Drinks Be Required to Carry Warning Labels?

The manufacturers and makers behind the popular energy drink Monster are currently facing a lawsuit at the hands of the parents of a deceased teenage girl. The girl is reported to have died due to possible complications related to caffeine toxicity.

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