Plastic, mould found in dog food sparks call for regulation of pet food industry

Plastic, mould found in dog food sparks call for regulation of pet food industry

Posted May 16, 2018 15:46:42 Photo: Ruth Quick with her dog, Sergio (ABC News: Angelique Donnellan) Ruth Quick recently bought a bag of Applaws Duck and Venison dry dog food with an expiry date of May 2019 — it was mouldy. “I know of at least one person’s dog who …

WHO wants to strip trans fats from global food supply in five years

WHO wants to strip trans fats from global food supply in five years

Updated May 15, 2018 10:49:20 The World Health Organisation (WHO) wants industrially-produced trans fats — linked with 500,000 deaths worldwide each year — stripped out of the global food supply within five years. Key points: Denmark was the first country to impose strict restrictions on trans fats It saw a …

Bunya nuts: The Australian bush food that is growing in popularity

Bunya nuts: The Australian bush food that is growing in popularity

Posted May 12, 2018 08:29:10 Photo: Bunya cones can weigh up to 10 kilograms. (Landline: Pip Courtney) Map: Bunya Mountains 4405 Queensland’s bunya nut season has just finished but when the next nut fall occurs in 2021, Queensland artist Leeton Lee hopes more people treat them as a tasty bush …

Food safety: Are the sniff test, the five-second rule and rare burgers safe?

Food safety: Are the sniff test, the five-second rule and rare burgers safe?

Posted May 10, 2018 12:58:41 Photo: All minced, rolled, stuffed, tenderised and similar types of meat (including burgers) need to be cooked right through. (Supplied: (Yelp) Noah E) There are many rules in food safety lore, some that have a basis in fact, and some that are purely grounded in …

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Top End crocodile food shortage sees suppliers turn to central Australian feral animals – ABC Rural

Top End crocodile food shortage sees suppliers turn to central Australian feral animals – ABC Rural

For years crocodile farms have relied on the Top End’s feral buffalo and cattle populations to supply meat for their reptiles. But an increasing demand for buffalo and a rise in cattle prices has seen crocodile farms be outpriced by live exporters. This price pressure has forced pet meat suppliers …

Food from a lab or a plant: Is the future of meat fake and slaughter-free? – ABC Rural

Food from a lab or a plant: Is the future of meat fake and slaughter-free? – ABC Rural

It sounds like a contradiction — but the meat you eat in the future might come from a plant, or a laboratory, eliminating the need to slaughter animals. “Clean meat”, including meat grown from stem cells in laboratories — is growing in popularity and possibility. The emerging industry is being …

Food from a lab or a plant: Is the future of meat fake and slaughter-free?

Food from a lab or a plant: Is the future of meat fake and slaughter-free?

Posted May 06, 2018 06:13:57 Photo: The vegan egg, bacon and pattie on this hot plate all come from plants, not animals. (Landline: Marty McCarthy) Related Story: Would you eat lab-grown meat? Related Story: Lab-grown meat and the future of beef production It sounds like a contradiction — but the …

St John’s Care free food charity out of stock as winter approaches and donations dwindle

St John’s Care free food charity out of stock as winter approaches and donations dwindle

Posted May 04, 2018 06:39:03 Photo: St John’s Care is running on empty, according to programs manager Sue Jordan. (ABC News: Mark Moore) Canberra’s largest emergency food charity has almost completely run out of food, and a jump in demand has left its storerooms bare amid dwindling donations. Sue Jordan …

Advance Dermocare dog food manufacturer offers to replace euthanased dogs

Advance Dermocare dog food manufacturer offers to replace euthanased dogs

Updated April 30, 2018 21:39:17 The manufacturer of a high-end pet food, under investigation in connection with more than 70 dogs falling sick, says it will reimburse owners’ vet bills and pay the cost of a new dog to replace those euthanased. While the connection is being investigated, an exact …