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Baby milk firms in limbo

The fate of many New Zealand infant formula brands remains up in the air - a week after strict new Chinese import regulations came into force. The Ministry for Primary Industries' director of market assurance, Tim Knox, told exporters yesterday that China's Certification and Accreditation Administration (CNCA) was yet to make any decisions about the registration of individual brands. Under the rules that kicked in on May 1, companies selling infant formula in the world's ... more

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Horticulture now 8 percent of New Zealandís exports

Horticultural products now account for 8% of New Zealand’s total merchandise exports, according to the latest edition of the industry publication Fresh Facts. In the year to 30 June 2013, the horticulture industry generated more than $3.6 billion in export revenue, with the major products being wine ($1.2 billion) and kiwifruit ($934 million). The biggest gains were seen in onion exports, which increased by 47% over 2012 values to a total $90 million, and apple exports, which ... more

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Eight decades of fellowship: Selaks celebrates 80 years

Enjoying food and wine with friends and family is a hallmark of heritage New Zealand winery Selaks Wines which is celebrating its 80th birthday this year. Selaks was founded in 1934 by Croatian immigrant Marino Selak. Like many of his countrymen, Marino had brought to his adopted country the Dalmatian custom of enjoying wine and food in a family environment. Today the winemaker continues the tradition of fellowship with its support for the highly successful Selaks NZ Roast Day, ... more

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Five infant formula exporters approved, and Westland Milk

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye said today that five New Zealand manufacturers, including dairy giant Fonterra, and second-biggest dairy co-operative Westland Milk, had been approved to export infant formula to China. "These manufacturers represent around 90 per cent of our infant formula exports to China by volume," Guy said. Eight manufacturers have missed out. A spokesman for Guy said the Chinese had published a list of ... more

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FGC welcomes Nutriciaís investment

The intended acquisition of New Zealand milk-drying and infant formula blending and packing capacity by French-owned Nutricia is a further indication of confidence in the New Zealand food and beverage industry, says the Food & Grocery Council. Chief Executive Katherine Rich says today’s announcement is significant. “This is great news for the industry and for New Zealand’s infant formula manufacturing capacity. “Having such a renowned ... more

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Prevar announces Dawn Gray Global Consulting Inc. to undertake North American Business Development

Prevar has announced that Dawn Gray Global Consulting Inc. will undertake a North American Business Development Role. “We are delighted that Dawn has taken up this opportunity. She has enormous standing in the global fruit industry and has significant leadership, sales and marketing plus business development experience more recently with the Oppenheimer Group, Turners and Growers- Enza International and BC Hot House Foods Inc. Dawn has her own very successful consultancy company ... more

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French food giant to buy NZ dairy processing firms

French food giant Danone has entered an agreement to buy New Zealand dairy processing firms Sutton Group and Gardians. News of the deal comes as this country's dairy industry negotiates a raft of new Chinese infant formula regulations, which come into force tomorrow. Auckland's Sutton Group is best known for infant formula contract manufacturing, while Gardians - a joint venture with Sutton - operates a milk powder spray drying plant in Balclutha, Otago. Danone's purchase price ... more

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Beer giant Lion buys up Morton Estate

Lion New Zealand has purchased leading kiwi wine brand Morton Estate and its Stone Creek vineyard in Marlborough for an undisclosed sum. The move, which has been in the pipeline since last year, was finalised early this week. Lion New Zealand's Managing Director, Rory Glass, says he believes the acquisition will help expand Morton Estate to its full potential, as well as bolster Lion's wine portfolio, which already includes the likes of Huntaway, Corbans, Wither Hills and Jackman ... more

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Wine exports exceed $1.3 billion

The latest Statistics New Zealand data shows New Zealand wine exports have exceeded $1.3 billion for the first time. "The very robust export performance over the past 12 months reflects the continued demand in key markets and increased availability of the wine from the 2013 vintage. We expect further strong growth in the year ahead when the 2014 vintage wines are released" said New Zealand Winegrowers Chief Executive Officer Philip Gregan. Wine exports are at $1.32 ... more

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Fonterra Waitoa produces first commercial UHT product

Fonterra’s $120 million UHT milk processing site at Waitoa has produced its first 25,000 Anchor UHT cream packs ready for sale. UHT Operations Manager, Donald Lumsden, says the first production marks a significant milestone for the Waitoa UHT site, which has transformed from a green field to a state-of-the-art milk processing facility in just 12 months. “More than 500 people have been involved in the construction of the site and all their hard work has paid off. ... more

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