Leading biscuit brand Arnott’s has paid the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) $51,000 in penalties after five infringement notices were issued against the company in relation to a...

Saturated fats are not associated with an increased risk of death, heart disease, stroke, or type 2 diabetes, finds a Canadian study published in The British Medical Journal (BMJ) this week. However, the...

Packaged food and soft drinks account for half daily calories in Western countries Globally, consumers buy 1.5 trillion calories a day, with the average global consumer purchasing 765 calories each day...

Limiting saturated fat intake could help those with a genetic predisposition to obesity Limiting saturated fat could help people whose genetic make-up increases their likelihood of being obese, according...

The Heart Foundation is concerned that Australians are eating more cakes than fruit More than two thirds (68 per cent) of Australian adults are eating biscuits and cakes daily compared with 58 per cent...

Australian Health Survey results reveal Australians' eating habits In 2011-12, Australians aged 2 years and over consumed an estimated 3.1 kilograms of foods and beverages (including water) per day,...

Low saturated fat diets may not reduce heart disease Diets low in saturated fat may not curb heart disease risk or increase longevity, according to a leading US cardiovascular research scientist and doctor...

FDA proposed format nutrition labels The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed to update the Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods to reflect the latest scientific information, including...

Changing the mix of gut bacteria in mice prevented those destined for obesity from gaining weight and fat or developing related metabolic problems linked to insulin resistance – but only if the mice...

A new front-of-pack labelling (FoPL) system that uses a ‘health star’ rating, has been approved by Australian and New Zealand Ministers responsible for food regulation, with plans for further examination...