2017 NZIFST Conference

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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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Food Product Development - the Web Edition

DESCRIPTION: This is the free web edition of a textbook originally published in print form in 2001, which is still available to purchase in hard copy. This book studies some of the key issues in bringing a new ... more
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Whittaker’s re-imagines Toffee Milk

Whittaker’s have taken inspiration from their history once again with a new Whittaker’s Toffee Milk Chocolate. The original Whittaker’s Toffee Milk toffees were first created back in the 1930s and have been incredibly popular with kiwis ever since, so extending the concept is a natural step. The Limited Edition Whittaker’s Toffee Milk Chocolate comes in 250g blocks and 50g chocolate bars, and features delicious crunchy toffee milk pieces surrounded by Whittaker’s 5 Roll Refined Creamy Milk Chocolate. “We know that Whittaker’s Chocolate ... 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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Fonterra ups 2016/17 Farmgate Milk Price Forecast, and earnings update

Fonterra Co-operative Group today increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 15 cents to $6.15 per kgMS. Chairman John Wilson said the increase reflects the strong fundamentals ... 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 ... 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

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Hawke’s Bay to host 2017 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand’s second largest wine region, will play host to the 31st Air New Zealand Wine Awards this November. The annual awards dinner will be held on Saturday 25 ... more

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Silver lining to skills shortage

News of skills shortages, particularly a need for 200,000 more people working within the service sectors, continues to make headlines. Now, six of New Zealand’s regions have solid data ... more

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Cheaper party foods but healthy food prices rise

The cost of grocery foods fell in April, partly countered by higher prices for vegetables, Stats NZ said today. Overall, food prices fell 0.8 percent in April 2017. "The cost of throwing a ... more

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CEO of New Zealand’s premier Māori food and beverage business to co-lead business delegation during trade mission to Japan

Rachel Taulelei (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Rarua, Ngāti Koata), CEO – Kono NZ LP (Kono) will be co-leading, with Sir Graham Harrison, the business delegation during New Zealand ... more

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Industry groups welcome government's ratification of TPP

New Zealand Winegrowers warmly welcomes the government’s announcement of the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The future growth of our industry is bound ... more

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$48 billion industry at risk: service sector ITOs urge action

An industry that employs almost one in three New Zealanders is at risk. A new report on the service industry notes that ‘without these people our health and safety, and sense of national ... more

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New Zealand's Outstanding Food Producers named

Photo: Sean and Jodi Brosnahan of Absolute NZ Meats Farming, horticulture and aquaculture recognised alongside crafted products Absolute NZ Meat is the Supreme Winner of the inaugural ... more

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Tim Deane new chair of NZ Food and Grocery Council

Goodman Fielder New Zealand Manager Director, Tim Deane, is the new Chair of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council. He replaces Veronique Cremades, the Country Manager of Nestlé ... more

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New report reveals untapped export opportunity

Leading national food and beverage innovators say non-dairy powdered food products are in high demand world-wide and New Zealand needs to act quickly to take advantage of an untapped export growth ... more

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AGSA 2017 - 67th Australasian Grain Science Conference to be held in Christchurch

AGSA - 67TH AUSTRALASIAN GRAIN SCIENCE CONFERENCE Rydges Hotel, Christchurch, New Zealand September 20th-22nd 2017 The 67th Australasian Grain Science Conference will bring together ... more