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New law for businesses that sell food

A new law for all businesses that sell food comes into effect today. “The Food Act 2014 is designed to modernise food safety in New Zealand. It will make it easier for businesses to make sure their food is safe,” says Scott Gallacher, Deputy Director-General Regulation and Assurance, at the Ministry for Primary Industries. From today, anyone who starts a business that involves food must follow the new law. This includes anything from restaurants, to corner dairies, ... more

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Kiwifruit NZ welcomes regulations review

The regulator of the kiwifruit industry, Kiwifruit New Zealand (KNZ), has welcomed the review of the Kiwifruit Export Regulations 1999 and the release of a discussion document by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today. KNZ believes the regulations have served the industry well for 16 years but the New Zealand industry and the international fruit market are very different today than they were in 1999. With a new Chair and a new Chief Executive appointed late last year, ... more

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FSANZ Calls for comments on infant formula proposal

Food Standards Australia New Zealand is seeking comments on its proposed approach to revising infant formula requirements in the Food Standards Code. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Mr Steve McCutcheon said although breastfeeding is the recommended way to feed a baby, a safe and nutritious substitute for breast milk is needed for babies who are not breastfed. “FSANZ is looking at clarifying some standards, bringing them up-to-date with the latest scientific evidence and ... more

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Call for submissions on new processing aid

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on an application to permit a new processing aid. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said the applicant was seeking to permit the use of an agarose ion exchange resin to extract lactoferrin from milk. “This processing aid is already used elsewhere in the world to extract the lactoferrin from milk for use as an ingredient in other products,” Mr McCutcheon said. “FSANZ ... more

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Call for submissions on GM application

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on an application to permit food from a genetically modified corn line. FSANZ Acting Chief Executive Officer Peter May said the corn had been modified to be tolerant to two herbicides. “FSANZ has conducted a thorough safety assessment on the application and no potential health and safety concerns were identified,” Mr May said. ”Based on data provided and other available information, ... more

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Proposals to amend the NZ Food (Supplemented Food) Standard 2013 under the Food Act 2014

From 9 December 2015 to 5 January 2016 the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) invites comments on proposed changes to amend the New Zealand Food (Supplemented Food) Standard 2013 (Supplemented Food Standard) under the Food Act 2014. Consultation document Proposals to amend the New Zealand Food (Supplemented Food) Standard 2013 under the Food Act 2014, including draft standard [PDF, 335 KB] What's being proposed The purpose of this consultation document is to seek ... more

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Bill on low-alcohol beer in supermarkets welcomed

A bill that will allow zero-alcohol and very low alcohol beers to be sold alongside full-strength beer in supermarkets is welcomed by the grocery sector, says the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council. The Sale and Supply of Alcohol (Display of Low-alcohol Beverages and Other Remedial Matters) Amendment Bill 2015 will change the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012. It was introduced to Parliament yesterday by Justice Minister Amy Adams and will receive its first reading next year. ... more

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Companies continue to reformulate to make foods healthier

Food companies are continuing to make big strides in the reformulation of popular foods to make them healthier in line with consumer demand, says Katherine Rich, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council. “Innovations in food technology are enabling companies to offer more and healthier choices, and means products get better ratings from the Government-backed Health Star Rating scheme. “The recent launch of Wattie’s Tomato Sauce with ... more

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Pacificís smallest nations showcase boutique products on Food and Beverage Trade Mission

They are amongst some of the smallest Pacific Island economies in the Pacific but they are resilient survivors when it comes to being successful in business on small islands. Six exporters from the smallest island states of the Pacific will be in Auckland next week on the Pacific Islands Trade & Invest Food and Beverage Exploratory Trade mission from 9-13 November to learn more about the landscape of the New Zealand market. The six exporters from the Cook Islands, Kiribati, ... more

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Wine industry welcomes registration system for wine regions

Introduction of a Bill by Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith enabling geographical indications (GIs) for wines and spirits to be registered in New Zealand has been warmly welcomed by New Zealand Winegrowers. “The Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Amendment Bill will be a significant advance for the New Zealand wine industry,” said New Zealand Winegrowers CEO, Philip Gregan. “Our ‘Geographical Indications’ - the ... more

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