Author Archives: Michelle Boutin

Did you know food businesses have until 25 February 2024 to implement new allergy ‘plain English’ labelling (PEAL) requirements in Australia (‘stock in trade’ period in effect to 25 February 2026). Have you gone through your PEAL Guide yet?

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Natural food preservation is a growing trend

Did you know that the global food preservatives market is forecast to grow to USD 4.0 billion by 2026?  This is not just growth in synthetics but more natural preservatives and packaging alternatives that extend shelf life while preserving flavour, colour and texture.

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Botanical ingredients

Many botanicals are now being explored as useful food ingredients for their health benefits. There are just a few things to consider first…

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Food Law and compliance

New Ad Standards for Food and Beverages were released in November 2021. Have you had a chance to read them?

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When does your food product need a label? More often than you think! Here is a handy flowchart that goes through common scenarios.

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FSANZ is seeking your input into what should and should not be present in modern sports foods and drinks. This is your opportunity to shape the future of sports food regulation in Australia and New Zealand!

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Does my product need a label? In this post, some of the exemptions to food labelling in Australia are outlined.

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Mushrooms – more than good texture and taste! Did you know that edible mushrooms have been implicated in a range of health benefits including cancer fighting, cholesterol reduction and anti-microbial activity? Are they right for your food product?

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Probiotics and prebiotics for gut health are hot topics at the moment! Associated with alleviating depression to dementia our guts respond to what we feed them. With an ageing population and growing dementia concerns, this area of functional foods is sure to grow.

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Food businesses will have until 25 February 2024 to implement new allergy ‘plain English’ labelling in Australia.

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