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Would Plain Packaging Help Fight the Childhood Obesity Crisis in Australia?

A global approach is being taken to restrict marketing of junk foods to children. Would plain packaging of these foods, similar to that which has been implemented for tobacco here in Australia, help to combat the childhood obesity problem?

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Junk Food Brands Target Kids on Social Media

Popular junk food brands have begun to find new ways of avoiding television advertising restrictions in Australia by promoting unhealthy foods through social media networks.

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Smaller Portion Sizes Becoming a Trend Among Junk Food Manufacturers

Australia was outraged when Nestle announced plans to cut the legendary Killer Python in half, but it seems they are not alone, with other sweet treats also set to be shrunk.

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Tick Off For The National Heart Foundation

After 25 years, The National Heart Foundation is set to review the Healthy Tick trademark, according to CEO Mary Barry.

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Consumer Groups: Sports Drinks Don’t Belong in Health Food Aisle

Consumer group CHOICE have warned that allowing electrolyte drinks to make health claims without passing the consumer protection test will mislead consumers into believing that they are making healthier purchases.

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Celebrity Chef Pete Evans A ‘Warrior’ For Controversial Paleo Diet

My Kitchen Rules chef Pete Evans’ impassioned campaign promoting the virtues of the controversial Paleo Diet has recently met with opposition from the Heart Foundation and the Dieticians Association of Australia (DAA).

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FSANZ Call for Submissions on Food Irradiation Application

FSANZ have called for submissions regarding a permit application to expand the irradiation of a various vegetables and fruits.

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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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