2015 Food Safety & Processing Summit

AUSPACK 2015, 24-27 March, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia

A Directory of New Zealand Food & Beverage

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Sherratt Ingredients

DESCRIPTION: Sherratt Ingredients are a specialised food ingredient importer, premix manufacturer and distributor with offices in Auckland and Christchurch, and warehouses throughout New ... more
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Savannah NZ Limited

DESCRIPTION: Savannah Bio Systems Pty Ltd are suppliers of specialised functional ingredients to the food industry in Australia and New Zealand. With our Head Office in Melbourne we also have sales offices in ... more
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John Barker Law

DESCRIPTION: John Barker Law is a boutique firm offering strategic legal and policy expertise to the food and beverage sector. Combining specialised legal skills with extensive experience in government and ... more
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GPT Consulting

DESCRIPTION: Food industry Process Engineers specialising in food process design, plant construction and commissioning. We can undertake feasibility studies including costings and prepare capital project ... more
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Massey University Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health

DESCRIPTION: The Institute of Food, Nutrition and Human Health (IFNHH) is a leading provider of knowledge for food and health innovation in New Zealand. IFNHH offers integrated research and education across the ... more
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Celebrate fresh seasonal summer produce

Fresh seasonal produce makes it easy to create delicious, healthy meals over summer, according to 5+ A Day. Strawberries, blueberries, asparagus, stonefruit, tomatoes and other seasonal produce contain a variety of minerals and vitamins that are important for good health. 5+ A Day recommends eating a variety of fresh New Zealand summer produce to help maintain wellness over the Christmas and New Year period. Apricots are a good source of vitamin A equivalent, which is important for growth and development and good vision. Apricots, nectarines and blueberries all contain ... more


Al Dente by Raffaela Delmonte: Culinary adventures and festive celebrations for companies, families, associations, clubs, and everybody who wants to enjoy the best of Italy in New Zealand. Al Dente was founded in 1997 by Italian chef and author Raffaela Delmonte, to share her love and knowledge of Italian regional cuisine, along with the fun and the simplicity that being Italian means. In her words, “Cooking ….is the subtle thread which unites my diverse family, as well the only proven method of communicating the continuity of our traditions to my daughters by recreating the special atmosphere that is only possible when you are seated around a table with those you love.”

Al Dente has grown to provide a range of services including corporate events and meetings, private functions, music evenings, cooking classes, organic food courses and team building outings. The Delmonte's home, Villa Romantica is a large, rustic Italian house in a peaceful valley of rolling green hills with a view out over the sea to Tiritiri Matangi. The large professional kitchen is perfect for hands-on cooking instruction and down-home fun. A spacious external patio offers generous space for outdoor gatherings around a wood-burning oven. The beautiful venue, just 20 minutes North of Auckland City, is a welcome change from the conference centre format and is now a favoured location for many of Auckland’s leading companies.


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Lovers of Kiwi apples feel the crunch

A slow start to summer has led to a national shortage of New Zealand-grown apples, with some supermarkets able to offer only fruit imported from the United States. The dearth of new-season ... more

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Right Of Reply: Omega-3 content in fish oil supplements

“Consumers sold short on omega-3 oil” - Comment from the NZIC Oils and Fats Group Media release by the Liggins Insitute, Jan 21 2015: Study casts doubt on content claims for popular ... more

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Loscam's new structure to support innovation

China Merchants Loscam, Asia Pacific’s leader in pallet and retail ready solutions, has announced a new structure designed to further enhance local management responsibility, strengthen the ... more

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Recall: Woolworths Homebrand Sliced Black Olives 430g

Progressive Enterprises Ltd are recalling all batches of Woolworths Homebrand Sliced Black Olives 430g glass jars as this product may contain glass. Affected product should not be ... more

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Study casts doubt on content claims for popular supplement

Liggins Institute research shows most fish oil capsules sold in NZ have omega-3 fatty acid levels below those indicated on the label. Fish oils are amongst the most popular dietary supplements ... more

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Prices rise at dairy auction

Dairy prices continued to improve at this morning's GlobalDairyTrade auction, the GDT price index gaining 1 per cent since the last sale a fortnight ago. It was the third consecutive rise in ... more

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Giapo scoops Kiwi ice cream accolade

As summer scorches on, ice cream lovers have spoken out on Trip Advisor: Auckland’s Giapo Haute Ice Cream serves the nation’s best frozen ‘creations’. TripAdvisor rates ... more

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Food industry called to consult on regulations

Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew announced today that proposals for regulations under the Food Act 2014 are now open for consultation. The proposed regulations ensure our food is safe and ... more

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FSANZ: Comments sought on simplification of the nutrition information panel

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is seeking comment on a recommendation to change the way that nutrition information is provided on food labels. Chief Executive Officer Steve ... more

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Dunedin café wins Café of the Year

For the second year in a row a South Island café has been judged the nation’s best. Dunedin’s Ironic Café has taken out the Café of the Year title for 2014 from 18 ... more

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Tip Top set to prove ice cream improves love life / career

New Zealand’s most popular ice cream brand*, Tip Top today lifted the lid on research showing that eating ice cream does indeed lead to more positive outcomes in day-to-day life. ... more

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Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay takes top spot at 2014 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

A Hawke’s Bay Chardonnay won the top prize at the 2014 Air New Zealand Wine Awards held at the Pettigrew Green Arena in Taradale last night. Vidal Estate won the prestigious Air New ... more

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Waiheke Island winemaker named first Riedel New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year

Patrick Newton from Mudbrick Winery was crowned as the first ever Riedel New Zealand Young Winemaker of the Year during a ceremony at the Canterbury A&P Show last week. Thirty-two year ... more