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- Brisbane meat works finds ideal vision solution
The meat works commissioned Omron to install a vision inspection system that would minimize the risk of sending out any non-compliant products.
- Keeping Modern (Food) Manufacturing Secure
In the classic factory of the 1950s, security was simple. Managers strolled from their offices on a floor that towered over plant activity, closely observing whether shift crews below were doing what they were supposed to do. Because employees knew the eyes of a supervisor may be upon them at any time, they were less … Continue reading Keeping Modern (Food) Manufacturing Secure
- Health Check: what should breastfeeding women eat?
Breastfeeding mothers often receive a variety of well-intentioned advice about what and what not to eat during this period. But what does the science say?
- Trendy foods should come with a recipe for sustainability
The environmental impact caused by our appetites is an issue which also has been highlighted by “luxury” goods such as avacadoes, chocolate and coffee.
- Manuka honey may help prevent life-threatening urinary infections
Manuka honey could prevent serious urinary tract infections caused by catheters – tubes used to drain patients’ bladders, new laboratory research has found.
- What is the secret of start-up success in healthier foods and beverages?
New ventures that launch an on-the-go snack or beverage with a “free-from” positioning have the best chance of success, a new research project by New Nutrition Business sho
- When ‘hand crafted’ is really just crafty marketing
In their attempts to cash in on peak hipster, fast-food giants are passing off assembly-line products as small scale, bespoke creations that carry an aura of moral authority.
- If you love me, don’t feed me bacon
It is easy to give people you love lots of ultra-processed, high-kilojoule, nutrient-poor foods because they like them. But immediate pleasure comes at a cost.
- Introduce eggs and peanuts early in infants’ diets to reduce the risk of allergies
Experts agree there appears to be a window of opportunity in the first year of life where exposure to foods such as peanut and egg decreases the risk of allergy to these foods.
- Health Check: how do I know if I drink too much?
Most people know excessive drinking isn’t good for our health, but how do we know when we’re drinking too much?
- Synchrotron plays key role in food sector research
Research undertaken at the Australian Synchrotron includes biofortification of foods and determining the nutritional impact of foods.
- Here’s the clever chemistry that can stop your food rotting
Chemical reactions cause food to decay – and understanding them can help us to keep food better and for longer.
- All out of fresh ideas: how supermarket giants send mixed messages about food
Coles and Woolworths’ representation of “fresh” and “local” food reflects interest among consumers about these values. But they also contribute to concerns about food production and the supply chain.
- Health Check: can vitamins supplement a poor diet?
When writing about supplements, a glib approach is to state we can get everything we need from food, so we don’t need them. Eat your veggies. Don’t take supplements. End of story.
- A dietitian puts extreme ‘clean eating’ claims to the test – and the results aren’t pretty
While the term “clean eating” is heavily used in social media, there has never been any agreement on what it really means.
- The limit of labels: ethical food is more than consumer choice
Food is no longer simply a matter of taste or convenience. Our food choices have become ethical and political issues.
- Both statins and a Mediterranean-style diet can help ward off heart disease and stroke
Recent reports of an Italian study have suggested adhering to a Mediterranean-style diet may actually better protect people from a heart attack or stroke than taking a statin.
- Nine step guide for choosing the right scales
Identifying the instrument’s primary use is the first step in selection. Will the instrument be used for weighing solids or liquids?
- IoT saves the bacon for Meals on Wheels
Ku-ring-gai Meals on Wheels uses CCP’s Internet of Things smart tags to monitor temperature in its cool room and freezers.
- Food for thought: feeding our growing population with flies
Scientists have predicted that by 2050 there will be 9.6 billion humans living on Earth. With the rise of the middle class, we are expected to increase our consumption of animal products by up to 70% using the same limited resources that we have today. The cost of producing agricultural crops such as corn and … Continue reading Food for thought: feeding our growing population with flies