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MPI Food Safety advisory: Sulphur dioxide/sulphites in meat

MPI Food Safety has issued a new bulletin on the use of sulphites in meat. This document provides general advice to butchers, meat processors or manufacturers, retailers and consultants in interpreting and applying the requirements on the use of sulphur dioxide/sulphites (as a preservative) in accordance with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Food Standards Code). There is a reported lack of understanding in the meat industry as a whole regarding the permitted levels ... more

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Call for submissions on food derived from a herbicide-tolerant cotton line

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today invited submissions on an application to permit food derived from a genetically modified cotton line. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said the application, from Dow AgroSciences Australia Pty Ltd, sought approval for food derived from a herbicide-tolerant cotton line. “The cotton has been genetically modified to tolerate the herbicides 2, 4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid and glufosinate ammonium,” Mr ... more

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Fonterra accepts MPI charges over WPC80 recall

Fonterra Limited (Fonterra), a wholly owned subsidiary of Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited, accepts the charges arising from the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) investigation into events leading up to the precautionary whey protein concentrate (WPC80) recall last year. It was subsequently confirmed that the recalled WPC80 did not present a health risk. MPI examined whether Fonterra had complied with all its food safety and quality obligations, under New ... 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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Baby-milk makers on edge

Infant formula exporters are on edge before an audit of local manufacturing facilities by Chinese officials next month, which takes place as China conducts a major overhaul of import requirements for the lucrative dairy product. Industry players say rumours are rife, including that our biggest trading partner may limit the number of New Zealand formula brands entering China to 10 and that only brands with retail sales in NZ may soon be eligible for sale in the Chinese market. Marco ... more

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FGC will cooperate with supermarket investigation

The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council will cooperate fully with the Commerce Commission investigation into allegations of anti-competitive behaviour towards suppliers by Countdown, CEO Katherine Rich said today. "We will support our member companies if they decide to participate. "We welcome that the identity of submitters will be kept ... 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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Commerce Commission to formally investigate supermarket sector

Commerce Minister Craig Foss has confirmed that the Commerce Commission will launch a formal investigation into supermarket sector in New Zealand. Mr Foss confirmed it while facing questions from Labour MP Shane Jones who has made allegations under Parliamentary privilege about Countdown demanding payments from New Zealand suppliers. Mr Foss said he believed the Commerce Commission had sufficient powers for a thorough investigation. He said he had to be careful not to interfere with ... more

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HortNZ: Serious supermarket allegations need to be investigated

Horticulture New Zealand believes the serious allegations made by MP Shane Jones regarding supermarket chain Countdown need to be investigated by the Commerce Commission. HortNZ has not been told by any of its 5500 commercial fruit and vegetable grower members of any instances of the practices Mr Jones described in Parliament yesterday. “But we would be extremely concerned if any of our growers had been treated like that,” HortNZ chief executive Peter Silcock says. ... more

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Tax on fizzy drinks 'could save lives'

A tax on fizzy drinks could save lives and generate millions in revenue for health programmes in New Zealand. This is according to new research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal today and conducted as part of a larger study examining the effects of a range of health-related food taxes and subsidies on population health. The study is led by the National Institute for Health Innovation at the University of Auckland, in collaboration with the University of Otago, and funded by ... more

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