2017 NZIFST Conference

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Countrywide Distributors

DESCRIPTION: Countrywide Distributors is a nationwide group of food service distributors, supplying bulk food, including fresh, frozen & dry ... more
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Lawson Williams Specialist Recruitment

DESCRIPTION: With 25 years experience in New Zealand industry, Lawson Williams works with job seekers and organisations, responding to the rapidly changing employment landscape. Delivering recruitment processes ... more
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DESCRIPTION: Venerdi – Living, Breathing and Baking GLUTEN FREE! Venerdi is a bakery specialising in gluten-free, organic and Paleo breads and baked products. Our SPELT flour breads use an ancient grain prized ... more
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Devonport Chocolates

DESCRIPTION: Handmade New Zealand chocolates lovingly crafted from the finest of imported and New Zealand ingredients. Gourmet chocolates, truffles, chocolate tablets, truffle logs and other confectionery treats. ... more
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ABC Nutrition

DESCRIPTION: Our team of uniquely qualified dietitians and nutritionists have had 30+ years of combined experience working for large multinational food companies around the globe. During our time working in and ... more
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Whittaker’s ‘The Full Eighty’ celebrates the upcoming feast of rugby

Whittaker’s are getting behind the All Blacks as they take on the touring Lions team with the release of a new limited-edition product, ‘The Full Eighty’. Packed full of delicious ingredients, it’s a tribute to the staying-power of our national team. Whittaker’s ‘The Full Eighty’ combines Whittaker’s 5 Roll Refined Creamy Milk Chocolate with banana, cranberry, peanuts and protein puffs. It comes in a range of sizes for fans to treat themselves or share, with 250g blocks, Mini Slabs and 50g Slabs. Whittaker’s Marketing ... more


Food Product Development - The Web Edition: First published in 2001, Food Product Development by Mary Earle, Richard Earle and Allan Anderson, has now been published online by the New Zealand Institute of Food Science & Technology (NZIFST) as a free educational resource.

Food Product Development  is a textbook covering the product development processes and the techniques used in food product development. It looks at all stages of food product development, from the initial concept of the new product, through to the final launching on the market and the analysis of the results. It is illustrated by examples of specific projects. It also provides the reader with the opportunity to study specific examples and to relate these to their own personal experiences.

The book is intended for a guide to product development for those working in the food industry including project teams, process engineers, and marketing personnel, as well as management. It can also be used as the textbook for student courses in food product development.


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New look for Māori food and drinks business Kono

Kono, a food and drinks business based in Te Tau Ihu (the top of South Island) has today launched a new look. “We’re really proud of the new face of Kono which encapsulates the ... more

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Food Act registrations deadline looms

Companies that make non-shelf stable items and food importers, and which haven’t registered under the new Food Act, have just two weeks to do so before possibly facing fines for non-compliance, ... more

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Christchurch welcomes another New Yorker as third deli opens in the city

Cantabrians can look forward to more New York style sandwiches and bagels as a third New York Deli opens in Christchurch. The successful deli chain’s latest location is at the new BNZ Centre. ... more

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Food prices up 2.4 percent in May; vegetable prices up 31 percent over the year

Monthly food prices up, led by higher vegetable prices Food prices rose 2.4 percent in May 2017, with all food subgroups rising, Stats NZ said today. After seasonal adjustment, food prices rose ... more

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Moana New Zealand reports $9.9 million profit

Moana New Zealand, New Zealand’s largest Iwi-owned premium seafood company, is pleased to report a net profit of $9.9 million in the six-month period ending 31 March 2017. That is a 28 per cent ... more

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Smaller New Zealand wine vintage is full of promise

The 2017 grape harvest has come in smaller than expected according to New Zealand Winegrowers. The 2017 Vintage Survey shows the harvest totalled 396,000 tonnes, down 9% on last year said ... more

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Pic's Really Good Peanut Butter spreads around the world

They like their peanuts, but peanut butter is a puzzling Western delicacy to the Chinese, according to an exporter who has just struck a deal there. Pic's Really Good Peanut Butter has been ... more

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Implementation Workshop: Manufacture of Dairy Based Infant Formula Products and Formulated Supplementary Foods for Young Children

MPI would like to invite manufacturers of infant formula, follow-on formula, formulated supplementary food for young children, and manufacturers of dairy based ingredients suppliers for these ... more

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NZ horticulture booms as kiwifruit beats wine in exports

Kiwifruit exports have overtaken wine for the first time, helping lift export returns to $5.1 billion for the year to the end of June 2016. Produce from the New Zealand horticulture industry is ... more

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Fast-tracking health products

A new collaboration between Anagenix and Plant & Food Research will see health and wellness products based on New Zealand science fast-tracked to the international market. The Innovation ... more

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2017 New Zealand Ice Cream Awards - green tea and chai latte reign supreme

Waffle with bacon and bourbon ripple; blue cheese, pear, walnut and honeycomb; and rockmelon and prosciutto - are just a few of the innovative entries in the 21st Annual New Zealand Ice Cream ... more

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Zespri recognised for China trade

Increasingly savvy Chinese consumers and significant market investment have helped Zespri win both the supreme China business award and exporter of the year at the HSBC New Zealand-China Trade ... more

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Most Trusted Brands, 2017, revealed

The love affair between New Zealanders and Whittaker’s is both sweet and enduring. The results of the Reader’s Digest annual Most Trusted Brands survey are out, and for the sixth ... more