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Major laboratory expansion opens in Christchurch

AsureQuality celebrated the opening of its newly refurbished and expanded Christchurch food testing laboratory today, with the Prime Minister, Rt Hon. John Key and many of its customers in attendance. The upgraded facility in Sir William Pickering Drive, Burnside now has over 400 square metres of laboratory space for food analysis. AsureQuality’s Chief Executive, Michael Thomas said that with continued growth in food manufacturing and the dairy sector in the South Island, the ... more

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Frucor brings jobs back from Australia

Frucor Beverages, which bottles drinks such as Gatorade, V, Just Juice, Fresh Up,  H2GO and Pepsi, has shifted manufacturing work back from Australia and created 20 new local jobs. Prime Minister John Key yesterday opened Frucor's new high-speed bottling line and distribution centre, which sit 500 metres apart in Manukau. Twenty new people have been hired to run the new bottling system and at least 10 more will be hired in the next few years. Frucor expects to ramp up ... more

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Infant Nutrition Council welcomes $2m travel fund

The Infant Nutrition Council (INC) welcomes the Government’s $2 million fund to help small exporters caught up in the false whey protein scare to re-establish their markets. INC Chief Executive Jan Carey said many of her members had been hit hard by the halt on imports imposed by some countries after the scare. INC represents more than 95% of the volume of infant formula manufactured, sold in, or exported from New Zealand. “Many companies are still hurting, and this ... more

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Winery vs Brewery battle heats up: Moa says pot calling kettle black

Moa Beer is considering changing its plans for its new brewery in Marlborough following an outcry from French-owned Cloudy Bay wines. Cloudy Bay claims Moa wants to erect “an industrial-scale brewery” that “has no place in such a world famous wine-growing region”. Moa CEO Geoff Ross says the brewer is considering housing its new facility in a ‘winery’ to appease the French. “As the image shows, our new brewery will easily fit ... more

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Low GI URC® fruit pieces set to take centre-stage for Taura

Taura Natural Ingredients will showcase its low glycemic index URC® fruit pieces at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FIE) show, highlighting the rich opportunities they offer for creating delicious snacks that provide slow release energy. Exhibiting on Stand 8A71, Taura’s representatives will be on hand to discuss the results of independent GI testing conducted recently on two of its biggest selling URC® fruit products – JusFruit URC® Apple Strawberry ... more

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FGC welcomes Fonterra recall report

The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council welcomes the release yesterday of the results from Fonterra's internal operational review into its recent precautionary recall. FCG Chief Executive Katherine Rich said the review had been thorough and had asked the tough questions about how and why the recall occurred, so that the company can move forward. "As is always the case with the majority of food industry product recalls around the world, there is no one contributing factor. ... more

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$130 million of new funding to support agricultural industry

New projects focus on environmental management and growth of agri-foods exports In the latest round of Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment funding, the five partners in the Lincoln Hub – AgResearch, DairyNZ, Landcare Research, Lincoln University and Plant & Food Research – secured grants totalling $133 million for 21 new research projects to support innovation and environmental management in the dairy, meat, horticulture, cropping and wider agri-food sectors. ... more

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Food & Grocery industry honours stalwarts

The New Zealand food & grocery industry honoured two of its stalwarts at the weekend. Maurice Gunnell and Don Graham, both 36-year veterans of the industry, were presented with Lifetime Achiever Awards by Prime Minister John Key at the 2013 Grocery Charity Ball in Auckland on Saturday. It was the 10th ball staged by the Grocery Charity Ball Trust, which chooses a new charity each year to be the beneficiary of the huge fundraising and auction night. This year, Monty Betham's ... more

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Cheesemakers and retailers set for a nationwide celebration of New Zealand cheese

New Zealand’s top specialist cheesemakers, major supermarkets and cheese retailers, are gearing up for the inaugural New Zealand Cheese Month next month. Driven by the New Zealand Specialist Cheese Association (NZSCA), Cheese Month (October 1-31) will be marked nationwide through in-store cheese specials and promotions, ‘meet the cheesemaker’ events, farm open days, tastings and more. NZSCA Secretary, Dianne Kenderdine, who recently attended the 2013 American ... more

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World's largest milk powder drier kicks into gear at Darfield

The world’s largest milk powder drier at Fonterra’s Darfield site kicked into gear last week producing its first batches of whole milk powder which will be exported to more than 20 markets worldwide including the Middle East, China and Southeast Asia. Photo: Darfield Drier Two takes first milk. At peak the drier will produce more than 700 metric tonnes of milk powder, the equivalent of 45 shipping containers each day. Fonterra’s Director Logistics Network, ... more

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