Pizza Hut franchise owners head to court in class action

Australian Pizza Hut franchise owners have initiated class action against parent company Yum! Restaurants over alleged business losses and failures. Pizza Hut franchise owners are claiming that Yum! breached its duties by not allowing franchisees to make a profit when asked to reduce the prices of pizzas allegedly to match competitor, Domino’s Pizza. The majority of Pizza Hut’s Australian franchises... Read more »


Sugary drinks, fruit juices and even artificially-sweetened drinks linked independently of obesity with type 2 diabetes

Regular consumption of sugar sweetened drinks is positively associated with type 2 diabetes independent of obesity status, but surprisingly other non-sugary drinks are linked with type two diabetes also. The study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found artificially sweetened drinks and... Read more »


Aerial thermography of large industrial plants

Locating weak points in electrical switchgear or on buil­dings using thermography has become state of the art. However, it is difficult to get an unlimited overview in large industrial plants and due to limited access, any detailed analysis is very time-consuming or almost impossible. Modern drones... Read more »

How to achieve expected shelf life of food

The shelf life of foods depends how they are processed, stored and packaged. Failure to meet specific conditions of any links may lead to fatal disaster threatening wellbeing of the customer and brand equity. Quality assurance of pillowcase and can packaging for food and sauces can be crucial to meet... Read more »

Matthews adds technologies with Compact agency

  Matthews Australasia has been appointed the Australasian agent for Compact Labelling Systems. Mark Dingley, General Manager of Matthews, says, “The Compact range has both automatic and semi-automatic models that will suit a wide variety of applications. “The easy-to-set-up, robust units are... Read more »

New TempReport software now available

‘TempReport’ is the new software for the new wireless data loggers. No longer do data loggers need to be collected to be read and then brought back with the files showing only historic data. Instead, the software is an active temperature monitoring system, transmitting directly from wireless... Read more »

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New Indian cooking brand launched in Australia by General Mills

General Mills has launched a new Indian cooking brand into Australian supermarkets, under the brand name Parampara. The brand currently offers a range of spice mixes which can be used to cook a variety of Indian dishes. There are presently four spice mixes available in Australia, Butter Chicken, Rogan... Read more »

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Marketing success in simple meal appeal to customer cooks, pork industry findings

Australia’s pork industry researchers, Pork CRC, and the industry body Australian Pork Limited (APL) have found Australian consumers significantly increase... Read more »

Overall Australian retail sales expected to rise, but food retail sector under pressure: Latest CHEP Index figures

Australian retailers can expect a slight improvement in year-on-year sales growth in the coming months according to the eighteenth edition of the AFGC... Read more »

High-fat maternal diet linked with newborn bigger heart and smaller tastebuds

Baby rats whose mothers were fed a high-fat diet had larger than normal hearts with fewer taste receptors for bitter flavours, according to new UNSW research. The... Read more »

CHOICE says Coles on top in country of origin labelling

Australian consumer advocacy group CHOICE has analysed the country of origin claims for more than 320 packaged supermarket products in Australia. The range... Read more »


Quinoa trials begin for Australia’s entry into quinoa global stakes

Image by Maurice Chédel via Wikicommons A three year national trial of the health food quinoa has commenced across five Australian states. The grain has... Read more »

‘Successful ageing’ linked to harmful drinking among over 50s, UK research

The over 50s who are ‘successful agers’—healthy, active, sociable, and well off—are more at risk of harmful drinking than their less successful... Read more »

William Grant & Sons named Scotch Whisky Producer of the Year at ISC 2015

Independent family distiller, William Grant & Sons, was awarded the Scotch Whisky Producer of the Year at the International Spirits Challenge (ISC)... Read more »

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AsureQuality and Ubiquitome Partner on Applications for Mobile Molecular Food Safety Testing

SAN FRANCISCO, 28 July 2015 – AsureQuality andUbiquitome have agreed to collaborate... Read more »

Woolworths introduces new Kylie Kwong meal range

Woolworths has joined with celebrity chef, Kylie Kwong, to introduce a new ready-to-cook... Read more »

Mars teases customers with launch of new chocolate bar

Mars has launched a new Maltesers-inspired chocolate bar in Australia. The Maltesers... Read more »

Sumo Salad products now available on Jetstar flights

The Qantas subsidiary Jetstar which offers budget-priced international flights in... Read more »

Woolworths ‘Earn and Learn’ is back

The Woolworths ‘Earn and Learn’ program has returned for 2015. Similar to previous... Read more »

New muesli bars from ‘Food for Health’

Australian health food company, ‘Food for Health’ has added two new flavours... Read more »

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