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FSANZ suggests new food labelling proposal in reaction to FoodLegal health claim criticisms

FSANZ has suggested a proposal to change food labelling codes, expanding the range of claims that can be put forth about sports foods & electrolyte drinks

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How Aussie Food Businesses Can Capitalise On Food Trends in 2014: Part 1

With Tourism Australia’s ‘Restaurant Australia’ campaign set to bolster the Australian economy by promoting our unique food lifestyle, now is the time to start thinking about how your business – whether it’s a restaurant, cafe, hotel, or catering business – can capitalise on 2014 food trends and make the most of the global trend towards culinary travelling. This article, …

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Dog Food for Dinner Tonight?

UK food blogger Colin McQuistan this week released a fascinating blog about his experiences eating dog food. Be warned: Reading his blog entry is not advised for those feeling nauseous! Or for those with a curious nature planning to pick up a can of tinned tomatoes from the supermarket anytime soon. As McQuistan himself comments about the …

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Is Sustainable Palm Oil A Sustainable Option For Food Manufacturers?

Just last week, the world’s largest consumer products company, Proctor & Gamble changed its policy for palm oil supply in reaction to pressure from activist group Greenpeace, vowing to use only sustainable palm oil in its products. The Sustainable Palm Oil Trend The trend toward sustainable palm oil is growing in leaps and bounds. As consumers revolt against …

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Irradiated Food Safety

Consumers Wary of Irradiated Foods

Despite assurances from Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), some consumers remain wary of the safety of irradiated foods.  The irradiation process kills bacteria, insects, and moulds by exposing crops to high doses of radiation. Gamma rays, X-rays, or electron beams are typically used to extend the shelf life of foods and reduce spoilage. Food …

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Australians Soon To Be Enjoying Organic Coconuts

Ask anyone and they will most likely tell you one of the healthiest food decisions that a person could make would be to choose organic foods. At this time, more and more manufacturers of food items are making the attempt to provide organic options, but it is not the norm yet. One Australian item will …

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Learning How to Use NUTTAB 2010

As a consumer in Australia, you have access to information to help you make smart decisions for your food. A database called NUTTAB 2010 has been put together and is available for free in order to give you educational information about foods available for your purchase and consumption. You can search the database to learn …

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Food Safety for Vegetarians

Studies have shown that vegetarians are much healthier than those people who eat meats. In fact, a recent Oxford study showed the big difference between meat eaters and plant eaters. You can learn more about it in our previous article about the study itself. Once you realize how much healthier you can be by choosing …

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Oxford Study Shows Vegetarians Have Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Recently, Oxford University completed a study that lasted more than a decade. This study also involved more than 40,000 participants. The purpose of the study was to determine if vegetarians are less prone to heat disease. The results are actually quite interesting: the study indicated that people who eat a vegetarian diet are 32% less …

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Is Caffeine Dangerous?

Caffeine is all around us. It is in sodas, coffee, teas, and even chocolates. It is hard to go through the day without even drinking a small amount of caffeine in something. Then, there are the energy drinks, which contain large doses of caffeine in single shots. This can leave you wondering how safe is …

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