Fine Food New Zealand, 24-26 June 2018, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

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Cumming Food Consultants Ltd

DESCRIPTION: Marion Cumming, B. Tech (Food), BBS, FNZIFST. Marion has over 35 years experience in Product and Process Development and Technical Services in New Zealand's dynamic Food Industry. Her expertise ... more
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Commercial Catering Equipment 2014 Ltd

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Impact PR - Auckland Public Relations Agency

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ABC Nutrition

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Mother Earth grows Vege Fruit Sticks range

The taste of vegetables just got better with the newest flavour of Vege Fruit Sticks from Mother Earth. Real pumpkin joins apple & peach in a fruit and vegetable medley that makes this a delicious new way for children to enjoy the taste of vegetables. With more vegetable content than fruit per serve, Mother Earth Vege Fruit Sticks offer parents an additional opportunity to sneak in a little more vege. Sarah Hanrahan, CEO of NZ Nutrition Foundation welcomes the addition of more veges in the snack aisle of the supermarket. “It’s great to see a vegetable like pumpkin ... more

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Whey To Go - Whey Protein Concentrate: A New Zealand Success Story

This is a free, online, unrevised edition of the book Whey to Go - Whey protein concentrate, A New Zealand Success Story, which was published by Ngaio Press in 2014. It tells the story of an exceptionally innovative period in the history of the New Zealand dairy industry, the development of ultrafiltration, a technology that enabled the production of a new range of food ingredients, whey protein concentrates (WPCs). These were so valuable that whey, previously a waste by-product, became the basis of a profitable industry.

Whey to Go was written by some of those early pioneers: Ken Kirkpatrick, Kevin Marshall, Dave Woodhams, Mike Matthews, Peter Hobman, Lee Huffman, Jim Harper, Robin Fenwick, and Arthur Wilson.


Photo: NZDRI, Palmerston North 1978.

Through the 60s, 70s and 80s, they led a group of talented young technologists, scientists and marketers in developing brand new products and processing technologies. From early development work and pilot plant trials at the NZDRI (now Fonterra Research Centre), to full-scale industrial production on different plants at several different dairy companies (in the days before Fonterra), and liaison with multinational customers, and international markets.


Photo: WPC gel testing

The book is not only a historical record, but a fine case study of the many disciplines involved in innovation and commercialisation in the food industry. It is the fifth and latest food science, technology and engineering text to be provided online and free by NZIFST, and makes a suitable companion to those other texts covering food product development and food engineering.

The book remains subject to copyright but may be downloaded for personal use.

www.nzifst.org.nz/publications/wheytogo.asp

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Whairora: natural goodness made easy

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The value of New Zealand-ness

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Whittaker’s and BEING: create beats you can eat

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Accountability and sustainability - the seafood industry keeps its promise

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Biosecurity New Zealand launched

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Study confirms drinking moderately, responsibly the way to go

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Apollo Foods-Fonterra boost for NZ beverage market

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Cadbury factory shuts this week after 150 years of production at site

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Food and beverage reports good news for industry

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Keeping it in the family

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Te Awa’s Richard Painter named as Winemaker of the Year

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Bay of Plenty Maori partner with Japan's Imanaka on high-value dairy products

A group of Maori organisations has partnered with Japanese food company Imanaka to develop a milk processing plant to make high-value niche products in Kawerau. Kawerau Dairy is a collaboration ... more