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Sarah Whyte

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Sarah Whyte is a political reporter in the Canberra bureau, covering immigration, customs and the High Court. Previously, Sarah was the consumer affairs reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Tests reveal supermarket pies not even one-third meat

Meat pies are less than a third meat.

Meat pies are less than one-third meat, while only half a chicken nugget is chicken flesh, a Fairfax Media investigation has found.

Food News | Sarah Whyte | Mon Jan 13 08:00:00 EST 2014

Come the raw prawn: fishing for compliments after a festive feed

Glen Howard

As the sun rays creep across the Hawkesbury river shrouded in light mist, Gary Howard pulls in his third catch of the day on board his prawn trawler.

Food News | Sarah Whyte | Sat Dec 21 03:00:00 EST 2013

The fat's in the firing line as McDonald's home delivers

McDonald's

Healthy eating in Australia has a new enemy: home-delivered McDonald's.

Food News | Sarah Whyte | Sun Dec 08 03:00:00 EST 2013

Brewer offends Hindus with Ganesh, Lakshmi labels

Brookvale Union Ginger beer ganesh elephant god.

A small Sydney brewery has found itself at the centre of a religious row after depicting Hindu deities on the labels of its alcoholic ginger beer.

Food News | Sarah Whyte | Wed Nov 13 08:50:00 EST 2013

Pasta joke as products shrink

Tim Tam biscuits

Pasta sauce jars are getting lighter, man-size tissues have shrunk and chocolate bars have lost weight.

Food News | Sarah Whyte | Sun Nov 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Shonkys for Dairy Farmers and Eco Eggs

Dairy Farmers Oats Express Liquid Breakfast, Banana and Honey was certainly not a blended version of this dish.

Misleading free-range eggs and dodgy breakfast energy drinks were among the winners - or losers - of the annual Choice Shonky Awards.

Food News | Sarah Whyte | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

Woolworths to phase out all battery hen eggs

Battery Hens

All eggs from caged hens will be removed from the shelves of Woolworths over five years as the supermarket responds to growing consumer demand to address animal welfare, the supermarket chain will...

Food News | Sarah Whyte | Fri Oct 04 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bean had? Short blacks get shorter

Coffee.

Baristas call it a better flavour. Consumers might call it a ripoff.

Food News | Sarah Whyte, Alana Schetzer | Mon Sep 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Caffeine fix: smaller cups leave latte lovers flat

Coffee.

Baristas call it a better flavour. Consumers may call it a rip-off.

Food News | Sarah Whyte, Alana Schetzer | Mon Sep 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Caffeine fix: smaller cups leave latte lovers flat

The size of a standard cup of coffee is changing, to a smaller size. Owner of  Bondi cafe, Panama House, Anthony Kaplan pictured with the new smaller size on the left. Photo: Peter Rae Friday 20 September 2013

Baristas call it a better flavour. Consumers may call it a rip-off.

Food News | Sarah Whyte, Alana Schetzer | Sun Sep 22 20:16:00 EST 2013

Doctors give wake-up call on dark side of caffeine

COFFEE

Caffeine is creeping into our diets at an alarming rate with the number of cafes and energy drink sales ballooning in a decade, a consultation paper prepared for the Australian and New Zealand...

Food News | Sarah Whyte | Tue Sep 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Apple juice as sugary as Coca-Cola, experts warn

Apple juice has as much sugar as soft drinks, and health experts are warning consumers to limit consumption or risk gaining weight.

Food News | Sarah Whyte | Mon Aug 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Forget meat and three veg, now we're spoilt for choice

It was once ''meat and three veg'' that were the staple diet of Australians, but now rice, curries and superfoods are just as likely to end up in our shopping trolleys as our palates have adapted to...

Food News | Sarah Whyte | Sat Aug 24 03:00:00 EST 2013

Rissoles, darl: Woolworths reveals how meat and three veg lost out to bok choy

Groceries 30 years ago.

It was once "meat and three veg" that was the stable diet of Australians, but rice, curries and superfoods are now just as likely to end up in our shopping trolleys as our palates have come to...

Food News | Sarah Whyte | Fri Aug 23 09:29:30 EST 2013

Sausages are not always what they seem

sausage mix.

It is an age-old culinary mystery: what ingredients go into a sausage?

Food News | Sarah Whyte | Thu Jul 18 15:54:20 EST 2013

Dispute over bread leaves a sour taste

Real sourdough.

Breads ain't breads: Bakery giants label bread as 'sourdough' despite it being little more than sour-flavoured white bread, bread makers say.

Food News | Sarah Whyte and John Elder | Sun Jul 14 03:00:00 EST 2013

Coles 'baked today' bread made in Ireland, court told

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Gourmet bread that Coles claimed was "baked today, sold today" was actually made in Ireland, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has alleged in the Federal Court.

Food News | Sarah Whyte | Wed Jun 12 15:39:50 EST 2013

Pay just a tap with an app

How would you like to pay for that? Not so long ago, this question had two answers: cash or card. Not any more.

Food News | Sarah Whyte | Mon Jan 07 03:00:00 EST 2013