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Fonterra spreads infant formula sales in China

Fonterra has extended sales of its infant formula brand to two more major Chinese cities as it pushes to secure a share of the world's fastest growing baby milk market. The dairy co-op launched its Anmum formula in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou late last year before extending sales to around 100 stores in Chengdu and Chongqing in January. It is also available in Hong Kong. Prior to the launch, Fonterra did not have a presence in China's branded infant formula market, whose ... more

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Chinese team to audit nine NZ infant formula makers

A team of four Chinese authorities will soon be auditing some of New Zealand's biggest infant formula manufacturers. Last year China's border clearance agency announced new measures to strengthen the safety and quality of imported infant and toddler formulas available on the Chinese market. They include requirements for all infant formula manufacturers exporting to China to be registered by May 1. Ministry of Primary Industries spokesman Brad Young said the audit was a ... more

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Ahead of the Pack: Full Packaging Workshop programme available

Scion, New Zealand’s research leader in innovative packaging development and performance testing, invites registrations to its inaugural workshop on packaging. Packaging plays a critical role in successfully manufacturing and selling products both locally and internationally. This includes: - supporting the logistics of transferring product through manufacturing plants; - providing protection for long journeys; - increasing the shelf life of perishable products; - ... more

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Loscam Beverage Tray: another breakthrough solution

LOSCAM, Asia Pacific’s leader in pallet and retail ready solutions, has announced the launch of its multi bottle returnable Beverage Tray, enabling the implementation of one-touch solutions for the beverage and retail sectors. The Loscam Beverage Tray, designed by K Hartwall for use in high speed production lines, is ideal for storing, moving and displaying beverage products direct to retail floor, reducing product handling and packaging, improving product quality and increasing ... more

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Fonterra and Danone face off in court

Dairy giants Fonterra and Danone have had their first High Court battle in relation to the fallout of last year's botulism false alarm. A hearing in the High Court in Auckland this morning dealt with an application by media organisations for access to court documents relating to the case. French food company Danone said in January that it had cancelled its supply contract with Fonterra and was launching legal action against the New Zealand dairy co-operative in a bid to win more ... more

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2014 NZIFST Food Industry Excellence Awards - call for nominations

Some say that excellence is its own reward but we all know that public recognition is appreciated too! The past couple of years have provided many challenges for the local food industry, the very circumstances that demand exceptional performance in business, and that stimulates a few to new levels of excellence. If you know of a colleague or a work team that has shown excellence in one (or more) of the management aspects recognised by the NZIFST FOOD INDUSTRY EXCELLENCE AWARDS, then we ... more

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Fonterra revises forecast Farm Gate Milk Price for 2013/2014 season

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today lifted its forecast Farmgate Milk Price for the 2013/14 season by 35 cents to a record level of $8.65 per kgMS. The increase – along with a previously announced estimated dividend of 10 cents per share – amounts to a forecast Cash Payout of $8.75. Chairman John Wilson said the higher forecast was good news for farmers, and for New Zealand. “The increase reflects continuing strong demand for milk powders ... more

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Heilala Vanilla Foundationís first donation arrives in Tonga

The first shipment of equipment from the Heilala Vanilla Foundation has arrived at Vava’u High School, in the Kingdom of Tonga. The foundation has donated over 100 kitchen items to the school’s Home Economics Department including an oven, toasters, frying pans, blenders and cake mixers along with cutlery and utensils. Award-winning Heilala Vanilla launched the Heilala Vanilla Foundation last year to build on its already strong ties with the island community of ... more

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Fonterra's new $120m UHT plant nears production

Photo: Fonterra employees Patrick Latu, Dane Spear, Tim Burgess, Lincoln Bunning, and Jason Sanders celebrate the site’s successful commissioning of its first water. The stainless steel is shining and the last bolts are being tightened at Fonterra’s new $120 million UHT milk processing site at Waitoa. After more than 12 months of construction, the site is on-track to produce its first Anchor UHT product off the line in March. UHT Operations Manager, Donald Lumsden, ... more

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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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