News & Events
News & Events
"How innovators save food through sustainable packaging" 22/07/19
One of the key objectives of the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), outside of providing the industry with professional packaging education and training, is to continually shine the light on individuals and companies who are making a significant difference in their field of packaging. Recognising innovation and unique packaging development is important to the AIP as we believe that it not only acknowledges inspiring individuals and teams, but also encourages others to be innovative.
Sadly, packaging technologists and designers often go unrecognised within their business and establishing the Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) is an external peer-reviewed and deserved industry recognition.
The PIDA Awards have been designed to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field across Australia and New Zealand and are coordinated by the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand.
"Our elderly deserve better than $7 a day on food" - Maggie Beer 22/07/19
We couldn't agree more! If you didn't hear the evidence from the Aged Care Royal Commission, some aged care facilities spend as little as $7 on food every day for each of their residents. Just like Celebrity Chef, Maggie Beer, we agree that it's distressing to hear the multitude of complaints about food service in aged care.
SBS reported Chef Nicholas Hall - "Some aged care providers and third-party caterers say they are interested in food satisfaction but are really only focused on saving money. They're just racing to the bottom to see who can feed for the lowest amount of cost."
Our company motto is to enhance the quality of human life. Flavour Creations CEO Bernadette Eriksen's passion is to deliver flavoursome and nutritious food to those who need it most and to make mealtime a pleasure. Bernadette knows that texture modified food that delivers flavour, nutrition and is well-presented can also be cost-effective. She’s been showing how for the past 22 years.
We know there are some great aged care facilities and chefs out there doing a fantastic job. The opportunity is there for all to follow their lead.
What do you think? Let us know your thoughts on this heated topic.?
Relationships between shear rheology and sensory attributes of hydrocolloid-thickened fluids 05/07/19
Evidence-based science underpins what Flavour Creations has been doing for more than 22 years in developing thickened fluids and texture modified foods to enhance the quality of life for people with swallowing disorders. It was great to collaborate with Queensland's Department of Agriculture and Fisheries on research through the Commonwealth Government Department of Industry, Innovation and Science's Innovation Connections program. Read about it in the latest Journal of Food Engineering.
Flavour Creations is a fully HACCP certified facility and is authorised to produce: