Today, over half of all adults and nearly one in six children are overweight or obese in the OECD area. In the United States and Mexico, one every three adults is obese (see our chart). Social disparities persist and have increased in some countries. Less-educated women are two to three […]

Burden of obesity is growing – OECD


IFIC Foundation 12th Annual Food and Health Survey Also Finds That a “Health Halo” Could Be Causing Flawed Food Decisions; Attitudes About Food Vary Widely by Age WASHINGTON, D.C.—Americans are consuming food information from more sources than ever before, yet our nutritional literacy is sorely lacking—and our health may be […]

Conflicting Nutrition Information Affects Consumer Eating behaviour – IFIC survey



Published by http://austorganic.com/ Download the report here: http://austorganic.com/ao-market-report/ The 2017 Report has some interesting industry stats including: The number of certified organic operations in Australia grew by 5%. The tonnes of organic products exported from Australia grew by 17%. Bakery items showed more than four-fold export growth between 2015 and 2016. Exports […]

Australian organic products market to reach AU$2 billion by 2018


New guidance published by EFSA will assist applicants in preparing and presenting dossiers for authorisation of infant and/or follow-on formulae manufactured from protein hydrolysates. It will also help applicants in preparing dossiers to assess a product’s efficacy in reducing the risk of infants becoming allergic to milk proteins. Regulatory rules […]

EFSA New guidance: infant and follow-on formula from protein hydrolysates


Follow-on formula with a protein content of at least 1.6 g/100 kcal made from either cow or goat’s milk is safe and suitable for infants living in Europe, EFSA says. Current EU legislation sets the minimum protein content at 1.8 g/100kcal. For the scientific assessment, EFSA considered the dietary protein […]

EFSA publishes advice on follow-on formulae with lower protein content



New pistachio product launches doubled from 2015 to 2016. Food producers and chefs have gone nuts for pistachios, according to a new trend report by FONA International. The Geneva, Ill.-based flavor firm said there were roughly 65 new, pistachio-flavored product launches in 2016, nearly double from 2015. In North America, […]

Pistachios popping up as flavor trend


Vegetable yogurt will become the trendy new food of choice next year, replacing traditional sweet flavours in the fridges of fashion-conscious shoppers, Waitrose has predicted. Varieties such as carrot, beetroot and sweet potato have proved an unexpected hit in the US and will soon be making a mark in Britain, […]

Vegetable yogurt set to be the hot new food trend ...


Media release – 8 October 2016 A key to the growth of small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) is constant research, innovation and rapid commercialisation. When it comes to commercially-focused research and development, SMEs often find it difficult to get dedicated, cost-effective support in Australia. To fill this gap, OzScientific Pty Ltd has […]

OzScientific Launches Food R&D Services for Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs)