Category: Information and Resources

FSANZ releases report on strawberry tampering incident

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today released its report on the strawberry tampering incident, with key recommendations focusing on the need for improved communication during incidents, particularly those involving criminal matters.
“The government has already acted in response to this incident by strengthening penalties for intentional contamination of food, and […]

Are you coming to evokeAG 19-20 February 2019, Melbourne?

Discover how farming and food are evolving through new ideas and inventions at the evokeAG conference next month.
Agriculture Victoria is proud to sponsor and be part of this premier event at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, from 19 – 20 February. Run by AgriFutures™ Australia, evokeAG ‘Food Farm Future’ taps into […]

New spicy tomato could be produced with gene tweak

New research suggests the tomato could be genetically modified to produce hotter chilli varieties.
Scientists say that capsaicinoids, the chemical compound that gives chilli peppers their heat, are also present in tomatoes but are inactive and could be turned on with gene tweaking.
Research which has sequenced the tomato genome has shown […]

Victorian food and fibre export performance 2017–18

Food and fibre exports from Victoria reached a record $14.1 billion in 2017–18, an increase of 11 per cent (up $1.4 billion) on the previous year. Several industries grew significantly including meat, wool, prepared foods and wine.
As Australia’s largest value food and fibre exporter, Victoria made up for 27 per […]

Food Innovation Network’s Will Taing and Angeline Achariya appointed to AgriFutures new advisory panel

The Victorian Food Innovation Network’s Will Taing and Angeline Achariya have been appointed to AgriFutures new expert advisory panel to support the establishment of high potential rural industries.
AgriFutures Australia Managing Director, John Harvey, said the new Advisory Panel is an exciting development for the organisation and has been formed to […]

Success Stories: Exploring opportunities for Australian and Asian food entrepreneurs

Asialink Business and Monash College recently ran a forum on what makes a successful international food business. The forum was chaired by Mark Crosby, Director, Bachelor of Business, Monash University with panellists Ryan Ching, Co-Founder, Banh Mi Kitchen, Hong Kong and Angeline Achariya, CEO, Monash Food Innovation Centre.
Angeline discussed the increasing consumer interest in where […]

OzScientific expands capability for new product development

OzScientific Pty Ltd has been a member of Victorian Food Innovation Network (FIN) from the start.  We provide commercial food innovation and product development services to food and beverage manufacturers.  With our growing capabilities and expertise, we can transform your great idea into a new food product.
We have recently expanded […]