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Silver Fern Farms host large Chinese delegation

Silver Fern Farms hosted 45 food industry customers from across China in Dunedin yesterday as part of a week-long tour being hosted by the co-operative. Over the course of the week customers have visited farms of Silver Fern Farms’ shareholders and the co-operatives’ food production plants in the North and South Islands. The tour culminates in a conference being hosted in Dunedin today says Silver Fern Farms Chief Executive Keith Cooper. "This is the largest scale ... more

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Produce expert joins Loscam to drive customer solutions

LOSCAM, Asia Pacific’s leader in pallet and retail ready solutions, recently announced the appointment of Hans Wouters to run its New Zealand Produce Solutions Division. With over 17 years in senior management roles in the New Zealand produce sector, including 10 years at the helm of the country’s largest crate and bin rental business, Hans brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in crate and bin pooling systems and familiarity with growers and markets within the produce ... more

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Ad'ing to the debate: obesity and the role of sugar

The New Zealand Juice and Beverage Association has taken out four full page advertisements (2 in the NZ Herald and 2 in the Dominion Post) to ensure that consumers and others with an interest in the debate on obesity and the role of sugar are informed of the measures NZJBA members are taking to demonstrate their commitment to finding robust and long-term solutions to the obesity issue while continuing to provide consumers with the choice they desire. The ads outline in simple terms that New ... more

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Fonterra to expand Eltham food service cheese capacity

Fonterra today announced a $32 million expansion of its slice-on-slice cheese capacity at its Collingwood Street site in Eltham, Taranaki. Slice-on-slice cheese is used extensively in quick service restaurants for products such as hamburgers and sandwiches. Work will start in early 2014 and is expected to be completed in mid-2015. When complete, the expanded plant will deliver both increased capacity and improved processes to meet growth in global demand from Fonterra’s ... more

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Changes at the NZ Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC)

The Fertiliser Quality Council (FQC), has two new faces at the top as a result of the retirement of Chair, Neil Barton and Executive Director, Kevin Geddes. They have served for 9 and 14 years respectively. The new Chair is Federated Farmers National Board member Anders Crofoot. Anders, originally from New York has a double degree in computer science and psychology. He is Past-President of NZ Grasslands Association and farms Castlepoint Station with his wife Emily. The station has ... more

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Trinity Hill winery sold to US buyer

Trinity Hill, a mid-sized Hawkes Bay wine producer, said US winery owner Charles Banks planned to take a controlling 67 per cent stake in the company, subject to regulatory approvals. The purchase price was not disclosed. Charles Banks, through his company Terroir Selections, already has a 24.9 per cent stake in Trinity Hill - another medium-sized winery producing around 60,000 cases of wine a year. Trinity Hill chief executive Michael Henley said Trinity Hill founders Robyn ... more

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Cookie Time tackles Japanese market

It has taken three decades, but New Zealand food manufacturer Cookie Time has established its first overseas venture, opening a store in Japan. The Christchurch-based firm, founded in 1983, will officially open its Cookie Muncher Cookie Bar in Harajuku, an upmarket shopping district of Tokyo, this afternoon. It's Cookie Time's second retail venture, after the opening of a flagship store in Queenstown in 2010. The Tokyo site is operated by IceCo, a Japanese supermarket and ... more

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Fonterra US export agent deal ends

Fonterra and United States-based marketing co-operative DairyAmerica have ended a 13-year old export agreement. Under the agreement, which was signed in 2001, Fonterra has acted as DairyAmerica's export agent for skim milk powder. The agreement will end on August 1, the companies have confirmed. DairyAmerica's members include Agri-Mark, California Dairies, O-AT-KA Milk Producers and United Dairymen of Arizona. Its members account for about 45 per cent of the non-fat and skim milk ... more

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Food safety expert joins PMA Australia-New Zealand

PMA A-NZ welcomes food safety expert Richard Bennett as its new Technology Manager; strengthening value in food safety, traceability and technology for the fresh produce industry. Produce Marketing Association Australia - New Zealand (PMA A-NZ) is pleased to welcome Richard Bennett as its new Technology Manager, commencing on March 1. Currently with Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL), Richard's role will cover all areas of food safety, traceability and technology, strengthening ... more

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Packaging firm blamed over nightmare baby food scenario

An organic baby food maker told the High Court in Auckland her dream of being a premium and ethical exporter was left in tatters when Australian mothers complained of plastic choking hazards appearing in their baby food. Charlotte Rebbeck, chief executive of Green Monkey, and her business partner, Andy MacBeth, are suing the company's former packaging producer, Aperio, to recover nearly $1 million in costs associated with a 2011 pre-Christmas product recall, lost sales and brand damage. ... more

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