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ADECRON Food Tech Consulting

DESCRIPTION: Anny Dentener-Boswell. Consultant with 30 years Award Winning Experience for Product & Process development of numerous food and dairy products. Expert FSANZ Food Standards Code & NZ Supplemented ... more
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The Fruit Wine and Cider Makers of NZ

DESCRIPTION: We are the New Zealand association of commercial non-grape winemakers. Our members range from boutique liqueur manufacturers to high volume cider producers. New Zealand is recognised ... more
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Envirolyte NZ Limited

DESCRIPTION: Replacing toxic chemicals, Envirolyteģ's in situ electrolysis of salt and water creates solutions with unparalleled performance as sanitisers, disinfectants and cleaners, while preserving the ... more
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Devro New Zealand Sausage Competition

DESCRIPTION: Devro New Zealand Sausage Competition. The sausage competition has been running in various forms since 1994 and is now well established as an annual highlight for butchers and smallgoods ... more
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Eurofins NZ Laboratory Services Ltd

DESCRIPTION: Analytical testing laboratories, based in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. Eurofins NZ Laboratory Services aims to be the most successful and respected laboratory and technical ... more
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Natpre T-10 - natural substitute for nitrites and nitrates in cooked and dried meats

The use of nitrites and nitrates in meat products is highly topical, following the recent report from the World Health Organisation which recommended limiting the intake of processed meat to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer. Which substances cause cancer? During meat processing, some carcinogenic chemical compounds can be formed, nitrosamines, which arise from the addition of some curing nitrifying salts. Should we eat meat? Of course, we should. In fact, the WHO recommends a responsible consumption of meat because it contains important nutrients for our health. ... more


The History of Ice Cream in New Zealand: The history of the ice cream industry in this country is fascinating  - the product that we all love, in fact was often handicapped through the years by the perception that it was frivolous and non-essential.

From the restrictive, Victorian Sunday trading laws that persisted into the 1950s, to wartime rationing of sugar and milkfat (being prosecuted for having too much cream in their ice cream!), to PM Robert Muldoon's 1979 20% sales tax on ice cream alone. Disowned by the booming dairy industry, at the mercy of the nationalised Town Milk industry, and yet dependent on both for ingredients, ice cream manufacturers had to forge their own path.

Technology, geography, politics, pricing, and archaic legislation were often against them, and eventually they had to work together to survive. The New Zealand Ice Cream Manufacturers Association was incorporated in 1927, and has represented the industry ever since.

So who would have thought, especially from today's perspective, that ice cream would come to be seen as a genuine health food?

Claimed to be "a nutritious food", with "high food content", "properties that represent the finest, invigorating vitamines for the human system", and  “extremely valuable … in some of the most serious forms of illness and in convalescence.” In fact, the original company that launched the Tip Top ice cream brand in Wellington in 1935 was called Health Foods Ltd.

At one time, it was proposed that ice cream be distributed free to all New Zealand school children, instead of milk.

And during World War II, it was thought to be so important for morale that mini ice cream factories, ice cream mix, and even ice cream trucks were shipped from New Zealand to our troops fighting in the Middle East and in the Pacific.

Read much, much more in the NZ Ice Cream Manufacturers' Assn's "History of Ice Cream in New Zealand":

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