Ingredient Selectors

Hawkins Watts has created a range of ingredient selector tools, to help point technologists in the right direction, during the development stages.

These are meant to be a guide and starting point. Should you need further information, please feel contact directly.

Product Development Tools

Food Additives & E-Numbers Chart

Food Additives & E-Numbers Chart

Download E-Numbers
Sieve Mesh Size Reference Chart

Sieve Mesh Size Reference Chart

Sieve Mesh Size Chart
Homogenisation Pressure Conversion Chart

Homogenisation Pressure Conversion Chart

Download Chart
Sucrose Solutions % Solids & Weight Per Volume

Sucrose Solutions % Solids & Weight Per Volume

Sucrose Solutions

Reference Literature


We strongly recommend that you consult the Food Standards Code to ensure compliance of your food product. If you are having difficulty finding your way through the legislation you may wish to talk to a Consultant or contact the Food Standards Authority.

Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand – Including Recommended Dietary Intakes (RDI’s)
Nutrition Information – Use Standard 1.2.8 Energy Calculations and Energy Factors.

  • FDA GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe) List – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Centre for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, including a food additive database.
  • Unit Operations in Food Processing – free online textbook covering the principles of food engineering and food processing.
  • Fundamentals of Food Reaction Technology – free online textbook covering the quantitative understanding of the food reactions occurring during the transformation of raw materials into finished food products.
  • Creating New Foods: The Product Developer’s Guide – free online textbook – a guide to the basic structure and activities of the Product Development Process, and an introduction to food product development as practised in the company environment.
  • AIFST (Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Incorporated) – AIFST is the only national, independent voice for Australia’s food industry professionals. AIFST supports its members contribution to the Australian and global food industry through the provision of information, training, events and networking opportunities to ultimately advance Australia’s position as a sustainable, world-leading food industry.
  • IFT (Institute of Food Technologists) – Institute of Food Technologists (USA), news, technical articles and expert scientific reports.
  • NZIFST (New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology Inc.) – NZIFST is the professional link uniting people in the food industry who apply science and technology to the processing and distribution of foods.  It is committed to promotion and advancement of Food Science and Technology through regular branch meetings, newsletters, technical seminars and workshops, and an annual conference.
  • FoodWorks – Directory of New Zealand food & beverage-related products, services, organisations and websites, with food industry news and events.