The George Institute for Global Health has reported that “Traffic Light Labelling to help consumers identify healthier food products was one of the key recommendations of the Blewett committee report published last week. Many public health groups welcome this recommendation. However, in a direct attempt to subvert the process, the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) yesterday launched a new campaign promoting its controversial Daily Intake Guide labelling scheme - widely criticized by public interest groups as not adequately protecting consumers health.”
A muscle building ice-cream could be hitting Japanese shelves along with a wine which turns into a dessert when frozen, and sorbet
made from coconut water. These products have been identified by Product Launch Analytics.
Australians, especially females are become more health conscious in terms of their eating and increasingly their daily exercise; but do you really know what you are consuming? You may think your ham sandwich is perfectly healthy, but less than 10% of processed meats in Australian supermarkets have acceptable salt levels, according to data released by The George Institute.
The George Institute researched salt levels in 552 processed meat products including bacon, sausages, deli meats, meat burgers, meat pies and canned meat; only 5% of sliced sandwich meats and 3% of sausages met international benchmarks.
After a long day at work, the last thing we want to do when we get home is cook up a feast. Most of the time I can’t be bothered making a toasted cheese sandwich after fighting the peak-hour traffic, which is why I was so interested when I heard about the variety of Ready-To-Eat (RTE) foods that are available across India.
The RTE food market in India was estimated at around $33.5m in 2009 and is growing substantially. The RTE Indian cuisine contains normal shelved items such as canned food that requires no refrigeration and cater to the Indian taste buds. All I can think of right now is steaming hot Mutter Paneer, Butter Chicken and Dal Tadka… yum!
Vodka is one of the worlds most popular liquors that is commonly used for mixed drinks. Femail and Russian Standard Vodka Platinum have collated a variety of Vodka inspired cocktail recipes in this blog and we hope that you also share your favourite vodka cocktail concoctions with us. Females all like to have a delicious Vodka drink once in a while...
You'll be thirsty reading recipes for Forbidden Fusion, Cosmos, Mini Mary, Tangier Tangerine, Yelloska, Imperia Mist, The Foundation of Youth and Moscow Mule!
The Hon. Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research launched a new range of media ads to promote Australia products. The new campaign was launched at the home of Vegemite, the Kraft Foods plant in Melbourne.
Australian consumers will see these new ads that star Australian products and their workers; the advertisements will only feature products registered to carry the Australian Made, Australian Grown logo.
Beware Fake Restaurant Reviews: Restaurant Wars Go Online—And Get Dirty
Buyers research their purchases online now, more than ever before. Often consumers will log on to a restaurant to find their prices, menu and ultimately their reviews. Restaurant reviewers used to be a select group of professionals who were feared by chefs and restaurant owners world wide. Now with the Internet, reviews can be written online by anyone! This means you can not believe every review you read.
Melbourne's city cafes, restaurants and bars are serving up and dishing out delicious two-for-the-price-of-one summer entree during the 2009 Australian Open and beyond, 12th Jan to 28th of February. Locals and visitors alike will delight in savouring some of the best fare city establishments have to offer, from the luxurious surrounds of the Long Room in Melbourne's iconic Collins St, to the contemporary art-inspired Loop Bar tucked away in Meyers Place to the water-side restaurants in Docklands such as Melbourne Yacht Club Hot and Bopha Devi in nearby NewQuay.
The Government is trying many different ways to change the attitudes of Australians in regards to Alcohol. First the increase in the price of "alco-pops" to curb binge drinking. The "2am Lock-Out" to decrease alcohol fuelled violence and now to the introduction of a campaign that aims to change the idea of 'drinking to get drunk' and ultimately make 'getting drunk' socially unacceptable. The idea is that children gain most of their knowledge in regards to 'getting drunk' from seeing their parents or relatives 'get drunk'. Advertisements and a live webpage together with a program of initiatives conducted by Drinkwise will to tackle Australia's drinking culture and encourage responsible consumption of alcohol.