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The FOODBOWL is an open access facility operated by NZ Food Innovation Auckland, part of the NZ Food Innovation Network; a national network of science and technology resources created to support the growth of Food & Beverage businesses, by providing both facilities and expertise. The FOODBOWL was designed as a facility where companies can produce commercial runs of new products for trial marketing and hence capitalise on both domestic and export opportunities.

Foodinc
's consultants are Food Innovation Network independent food consultants to the Foodbowl and the other Food Innovation Network facilities throughout New Zealand
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) All you need to know about food labelling and composition regulations in New Zealand and Australia. The complete Food Standards Code is available on-line. Keeps you abreast of proposed changes to the Food Standards Code
New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) Comprehensive information including standards, specifications and guidelines for various food manufacturing sectors in New Zealand including organic foods, the Domestic Food Review documents or the science-technology section for microbial pathogen datasheets and risk profiles for micro-organisms and toxic substances
New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST) Foodinc consultants are proud to be members of NZIFST. The site has information on membership, careers, position statements, conferences and events, food safety, jobs in the industry, and lots more. Source of Prof Dick Earle's book "Unit Operations in Food Processing" - a very useful resource
FoodWorks A New Zealand food industry portal offering access to a wide range of news, products and services.
Food Allergen Bureau Formed under Australian Food and Grocery Council Scientific and Technical Committee, this organisation provides useful information on allergens and has good links to other relevant resources. Through Australian and NZ industry collaboration several projects are in progress to provide a better understanding of allergens and useful tools for allergen management in industry and consistency in labelling.
Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) A downloadable pdf file "Food industry guide to allergen management and labelling".
New Zealand Food and Grocery Council (FGC) Australia and New Zealand food industry procedures for product recalls and withdrawals, and % Daily Intake Guide.
Foundation of Research, Science and Technology (FRST) Check here for R & D funding options, and a wide range of technical resources.
Food Technology NZ News feed and some of the articles from the Food Technology in NZ magazine for the NZ food industry.

International

NutritionData.com This free site maintains a larger food database than the USDA, includes information on fast foods and food additives, and provides some useful tools for analysing your diet.
Centre for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (US FDA) US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) - all aspects of the FDA's activities in food and nutrition. Looking for facts on food borne pathogens and natural toxins · Site for the Bad Bug Book
Food Info Net Source of the FDA publication Bacteriological Analytical Manual (BAM) with comprehensive microbiological methods for most foodborne micro-organisms
US National Honey Board Food Science and Technology of honey. Covers composition, physical properties, microbiology, and applications of honey
Wheat Foods Council An in-depth overview article on the Glycemic Index: "Contradictions and Challenges" and other useful articles.
"Food Resource", Oregon State University (USA) Long acknowledged as one of the best collections of food technology information, hosted by Oregon State University, USA.
US Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Wide range of food science and technology and allergens information published by the USA-based Institute of Food Technologists.
UK Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) UK based good resource especially the Hot Topics information on issues such as trans-fatty acids, salt, dietary fibre.
USDA Food and Nutrition Information Centre Search for the composition information of 6000 food products and provides complete nutritional tables including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, etc. Also tables on nutrient losses due to cooking, frying, baking
The "Olive Source" "The most comprehensive source for olive oil information and products". Includes newsletter, supplies, presses, books, nutrition and recipes. Californian based.
Cyber Lipid Check "Sites directly involved in fats and lipids" for an excellent set of lipid links.
Food Navigator Resource on ingredients, food additives and nutrition.
Food Ingredients First Resource on ingredients, also has some ingredient overview articles from the World of Food Ingredients magazine.
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