- PE bags giving powder-type food makers a competitive edge
Twelve years ago, packaging with Polyethylene (PE) bags was only possible for coarse particle food products. In 2005, the introduction of new technology gave manufacturers of powder-type foods the opportunity to take advantage of this excellent packaging material. PE bags are waterproof, UV resistant and clean. As such, companies that use this packaging material using … Continue reading PE bags giving powder-type food makers a competitive edge
- Food as medicine: how what you eat shapes the health of your lungs
This article is part of a three-part package “food as medicine”, exploring how food prevents and cures disease. Read other articles in the series here. We all understand that eating too much of the wrong foods – those that are high in energy and low in nutrients, such as fast foods, processed foods and takeaways … Continue reading Food as medicine: how what you eat shapes the health of your lungs
- Sustainable shopping: here’s how to find coffee that doesn’t cost the Earth
Shopping can be confusing at the best of times, and trying to find environmentally friendly options makes it even more difficult. Welcome to the first instalment of our Sustainable Shopping series, in which we ask experts to provide easy, eco-friendly guides to purchases big and small. The morning coffee ritual is serious business; Australians drink … Continue reading Sustainable shopping: here’s how to find coffee that doesn’t cost the Earth
- Food as medicine: your brain really does want you to eat more veggies
Observational studies show that diets high in vegetables, fruits, other plant foods, and good-quality proteins are associated with reduced depression.
- Food as medicine: why do we need to eat so many vegetables and what does a serve actually look like?
This is the first article in a three-part package “food as medicine”, exploring how food prevents and cures disease. Most Australian adults would know they’re meant to eat two or more serves of fruit and five or more serves of vegetables every day. Whether or not they get there is another question. A recent national … Continue reading Food as medicine: why do we need to eat so many vegetables and what does a serve actually look like?
- Australian lentil crop doubles previous record
Australia is strengthening its position as a major exporter of lentils following a bumper crop.
- Barley genome sequencing good news for beer, whiskey makers
Research could lead to better beer, single malt Scotch whiskey and provide tool for scientists to better understand other crops, including rice and wheat.
- Crop probiotics: how more science and less hype can help Australian farmers
Australian farmers are at risk of missing out on a global boom in “crop probiotics”, because lax regulations make it less likely the supplements they buy to boost their crops will actually work. Similar to the probiotics that offer health benefits for humans, certain natural bacteria can make crops healthier, hardier and more productive, by … Continue reading Crop probiotics: how more science and less hype can help Australian farmers
- Partnering on an automation solution for the Asian Food Market
HMPS, a machine builder which specialises in customised end of line packaging machinery, partnered with SMC, a leader in pneumatics and automation on a case packer.
- Can turmeric really shrink tumours, reduce pain and kill bacteria?
Turmeric is a yellow coloured spice widely used in Indian and South East Asian cuisine. It’s prepared from the root of a plant called Curcuma longa and is also used as a natural pigment in the food industry. In the literature, curcumin is reported to be an antioxidant that protects the body against damage from … Continue reading Can turmeric really shrink tumours, reduce pain and kill bacteria?
- Integrated cleaning line bears fruit
To equip their world-class production facility, Emblème Canneberge turned to Key Technology for a cranberry cleaning line.
- Food & beverage manufacturing is the future
With a heritage approaching 60 years, SMC Australia is already looking to the next 60. Food & Beverage Industry News spoke to the company’s Managing Director Wayne Driver about the challenges his company will be facing. It’s never easy saying goodbye to a good client. This year, SMC Australia is set to say goodbye to … Continue reading Food & beverage manufacturing is the future
- Data, food packaging and revolution
The relationship between machine suppliers and food makers has always more or less ended post sale. In the future, as Haver & Boecker’s Reinhold Festge tells us, Industry 4.0 will allow these relationships to become deeper and endure longer. When the subject turns to Industry 4.0, conversations tend to focus on things like quality control, … Continue reading Data, food packaging and revolution
- Why consumers need help to shift to sustainable diets
Consumers are in an unprecedented dilemma over food. On the one hand, they have never had it so good. Supermarkets have spread worldwide and are awash with food. On the other hand the rate that over-consumption of food is growing globally is unsustainable – and its effect on the environment are already being felt. For … Continue reading Why consumers need help to shift to sustainable diets
- The complete package
Sydney-based Jet Technologies combines experience with international expertise to deliver complete packaging solutions. We spoke to the company’s founder and Managing Director, Albert Malki. In 1967, a then 19-year-old Albert Malki began working in his family’s packaging business in Italy. A decade or so later, in 1981, he moved to Sydney to try his luck in the … Continue reading The complete package
- What science says about getting the most out of your tea
Everyone has an opinion about making the perfect cup of tea. But what does science say about getting the most out of your brew?
- Health Check: does caffeine cause dehydration?
For a long time people have been told that caffeine is a diuretic. For some, this translates into advice to avoid or remove caffeinated beverages from the diet of people at risk of dehydration, or during periods of extreme summer heat. While possibly well meaning, this advice is wrong. By definition, a diuretic is a … Continue reading Health Check: does caffeine cause dehydration?
- Wine exporters looking to consolidate on a stellar year
The year 2016 was a great one for Australian wine exports. Matthew McDonald takes a look at what was behind this success and what exporters need to do to keep the wine flowing. Beginning in the mid 2000s, the Australian wine industry entered a difficult period. The combination of low grape prices and the entry … Continue reading Wine exporters looking to consolidate on a stellar year
- Playing with the senses can change how food tastes
Our brains evolved to help us find food – and making food look more visually appealing can prime expectations and therefore enhance the taste.
- A big pawprint: The environmental impact of pet food
Pet food is an industry worth nearly US$25 billion in the United States. Owners make decisions about what to feed their pets based on marketing, personal beliefs and pet preference. And as with human nutrition, it can be hard to sort out truth from fads and marketing from science. Current pet food trends encourage owners … Continue reading A big pawprint: The environmental impact of pet food