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FGC: reputable grocery stores not involved in sulphite findings

Fresh meat sold by the mainstream grocery sector is not involved in positive tests for added sulphites, as indicated in a news report, says Food & Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich. Last night, TV One ran a lead news item that "food safety experts are testing fresh meat sold in supermarkets and butcheries for a banned food preservative" in contravention of the requirements of the Australia/New Zealand Food Code. Mrs Rich says this statement created a ... more

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HortNZ loses but Horizons growers win

Horticulture New Zealand is confident it can move on and help build a better regional plan for growers in the central North Island, despite its failure to convince the High Court to uphold its legal challenge to the plan. The High Court decision, handed down late yesterday, ruled against all the legal points raised by HortNZ in its challenge of an Environment Court decision. “But the decision gives a high level of comfort to the region’s growers, because it ... more

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Losses speed up for Horticulture if RMA reform slows down

Every move to slow the reform of the Resource Management Act makes business more uncertain for commercial fruit and vegetable growers in New Zealand. Horticulture New Zealand now fears for the future of growers all over the country who struggle with resource management issues hanging over their businesses every day. “These are growers who tell us that complying with resource management issues for their businesses feels like a death buy a thousand paper cuts,” ... more

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Coca-Cola Amatil double winner at 2013 Environmental Packaging Awards

Photo 1: Mayor of Auckland City, Len Brown; Val Hayes, Acting Corporate Affairs Manager, CCANZ; Donna Baker, Operations Excellence Manager, BP; Spring Humphreys, Deputy Chair Keep New Zealand Beautiful It was a double whammy for Coca-Cola Amatil (NZ) Ltd (CCANZ) winning two of the eight categories at the 2013 Environmental Packaging Awards held by the Packaging Council of New Zealand on Friday, September 6. The company won the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Award for Community ... more

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Ministry warns of raw milk risk

Consumers who drink raw milk may not be fully aware of the risks associated with it, says the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI). The ministry is reviewing the law related to farm-gate sales of raw milk. Dairy farmers can sell up to 5 litres of raw milk under a registered risk- management programme designed to manage hazards associated with it. While consumers should be informed the milk they were buying was unpasteurised, enforcing the rule was difficult, a ministry spokesperson ... 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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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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Fonterra resumes Sri Lankan operations

Fonterra today announced it has resumed its consumer operations in Sri Lanka, following a thorough assessment by management that there is no risk to Fonterra staff and that the situation has now stabilised. Chief Executive Theo Spierings said: “Last Friday we took the decision to temporarily suspend our Sri Lanka operations to protect our people, and to protect our farmer shareholders’ assets. “I am now confident that our people are safe and the business is ... more

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FGC backs Fonterra's handling of botulism scare

The news that there was no botulism risk from Fonterra’s batches of whey will come as a huge relief to consumers around world, as well as to the company and the New Zealand food industry, says Food & Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich. “This is fantastic news. Mum and dad buyers of infant formula around the world will be particularly relieved at this news. There was never a risk to their babies. “The food companies involved should be applauded for ... more

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