The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has directed seven suppliers of bottled water to remove ‘organic’ claims from labelling and marketing material. An eighth supplier has withdrawn...

A new filter for the FoodSwitch mobile phone app, called GlutenSwitch, has been launched to help Australians with coeliac disease or a gluten intolerance make more informed choices. The new GlutenSwitch...

People sometimes “see” flavours in foods and beverages before actually tasting them, according to a scientist speaking at a meeting of the American Chemical Society on 11 April 2013. The eyes sometimes...

Labelling food as “organic” may not always lead to a positive impression, according to a recent US study by Cornell University. The research, published in late November 2012 online in the journal...

Organic food and drink products are increasing in popularity in China according to new research by a leading consumer research company, Mintel. The Mintel study on consumer lifestyles in China found that...

New research by Shoppercentric, an independent consumer research company, has found that ethical and environmental shoppers are increasing in the UK in spite of recent economic difficulty. The “WindowOn...

Consumers are increasingly turning to the internet for information about food products, but a report released today says that traditional printed information is still more trusted than online sources,...

A new scheme will provide greater transparency for New South Wales consumers about farm production systems. Terms such as “free-range”, “barn” and “cage” are now more clearly defined on the...

The Australian State and Territory food ministers, under the umbrella of the Federal Government’s Forum on Food Regulation, propose to investigate a suitable front-of-pack nutrition labelling model as...

A lack of motivation and attention of consumers prevents nutritional information on food labels from impacting positively on food choices, a European study has found. The study was part of the ‘Food...