food australia magazine




Our leading industry publication, food Australia is the Australian food industry's premier food science and technology publication, published eleven times per year by the AIFST. Each month food Australia publishes items of both general interest and those which concentrate on specific aspects of the food industry. Items range from interviews with key industry and government personalities, factory profiles, new products, processes and equipment to conference and technical papers.


Food australia is the official publication of the AIFST. Along with supporting a range of AIFST events, including the annual convention, the publication also supports other industry activities.

Each issue of food australia provides readers with coverage of a wide variety of topics and issues, ranging from short news items to longer feature articles and reviews of recent research. It includes regular coverage of news, people, AIFST updates, Q&A  and a diary of domestic and international events.


food australia is the official publication of AIFST

AIFST is the leading independent qualifying body for food professionals in Australia and the only professional body in the Australia concerned with all aspects of food science and technology.

As a registered not for profit organisation, we are independent of government, industry, lobby or special interest groups.The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology is a national association representing individuals like you from all sectors of the Australian food and allied industries, giving you exposure to all aspects of the agrifood sector.










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Australian Food: What Could The Future Hold?



Poor Man’s Food Or Future Super Food?



What’s new in nutrition?



Gluten-Free Barley Beer at last




Why advertise in food australia?


food australia is unique. As Australia’s premier food science and technology publication, it combines the interesting, topical subject matter of an industry magazine with the authoritative voice of a prestige journal – creating a valuable resource for anyone involved in the food industry.

food australia has a large readership throughout the industry, including general and technical managers, nutritionists, scientists, educators and technologists. As the official journal of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology, Australia’s peak professional society for the agrifood industry, it occupies a leading market position and has a prime targeted audience.

Bundled Advertising Opportunities

To enquire about our bundled print and web advertising packages to take the best advantage of our publications please email



food australia has the facility to publish relevant supplements that can be included and mailed out with the publication. For more information


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Banner specifications

A number of banner positions are available across both the food australia and Food Australia Directory and AIFST websites. We can accomodate both static ads and animated Gifs. See examples of sizes and page positions for home page and linked pages.






468 x 60

Full Banner

Site Wide




300 x 250

RectangleHome Page




160 x 600

Home, About Us & News Pages




336 x 280

Large Rectangle

Advertising Page 




  • No limit if creative is provided as a third-party tag. Files larger than 50KB may affect delivery of the ad. Destination URL is required with all adverts supplied.


• The animation should not contain strobing effects.

• The creative should not disable fields or functionality on the site.

• If the creative contains program calls to another site, or executable files, please inform DNS and test accordingly.

• The creative should not disable browser back buttons or force any plugins to be downloaded.

• DNS traffic will target browsers that work with the ad through our ad server.

• A backup GIF must be provided for Flash creative.

• Creative materials must be provided 3 working days prior to the campaign start date.


HTML/rich media creative should not contain sound unless it is click-initiated or approved for the site it is appearing on. Please check with your account manager for more information.

Iframe/JavaScript ad tags

DNS requires all creative to be implemented for serving through iframe and JavaScript ad tags (JavaScript for rich/expanding media). The majority of creative media will work through iframe tags by default. DNS will advise you if your creative needs to be updated after testing.

SWF file requirements

File names

 All lower case characters
without ampersands, asterisks, slashes, spaces, or question marks.

Maximum file size

50 KB (unless third-party served)

getURL actions

The button action script should be on (release) {
getURL (_level0.clickTag, “_blank”);

Publish settings

Flash version 9 or higher ActionScript version 1.0




Advertising: Mel Malloch,


Editorial enquiries should be addressed to:

food australia, 11 Julius Avenue, North Ryde, NSW, 2113

Postal Address P.O. Box 1961, North Sydney, NSW 2059 AUSTRALIA

Tel: (02) 9394 8650 Fax: (02) 9394 8669


Details on our editorial/contributor policies can be found here.

 Editorial guidelines

on Mar 26, 2013

Thank you for your interest in contributing to food Australia.

We are always interested in considering articles aimed at providing relevant and timely information to our readers.

A good place to start is to look over a few recent issues of the journal to get an idea of the type of articles we publish and our style. We are especially interested in recent research in Australia and overseas, also articles about people involved in food science. All articles should touch on the “who, how, what, when and why” aspects of the subject matter. Please note that we do not publish peer-reviewed papers.

References should be kept to a minimum, aiming for a maximum of no more than 2-3 references per page.

All copy needs to be provided as a word document without any special formatting (e.g., do not use a research-style template with double spacing/numbers). Images and graphics should be provided as separate files, as high a resolution as possible (a reduced size version can be included in the word copy for reference, but this will be removed during editing).

We do not include trademark signs in copy, nor capitalise job titles. Also please do not double space between sentences. Publication names (books, journals, magazines) should be italicised and the title of papers should be included in quotes.

The length/word count depends on the article and target length should be discussed with the editor. As a guide, we generally publish the following types of features:

  • 1 page: approx. 650 words
  • 2 pages approx. 1100 – 1200 words
  • 3-4 pages: approx. 2000 words

Remember, as a printed journal, our deadlines are set quite a bit ahead of the actual publication date.


Subscriptions: Mel Malloch,

Subscription Rates: Australia $110; overseas
(airmail) $175; single copies $11; overseas $17.50


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