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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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Fonterra relieved about C. botulinum 'all clear'

Fonterra has today learned from New Zealand’s Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) that additional independent testing has definitively established that there was no presence of Clostridium botulinum in Fonterra's whey protein concentrate ingredient and the products made using it, including infant formula. This was additional testing commissioned by MPI of the original samples tested by AgResearch which led to Fonterra and MPI initiating the precautionary recall. The latest ... more

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Fonterra suspends operations in Sri Lanka

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited has today taken the precautionary step of temporarily suspending its consumer operations in Sri Lanka because of the unstable situation at the moment. Chief Executive Theo Spierings said Fonterra has two immediate priorities: protecting its people, and protecting its farmer shareholders’ assets. “The temporary suspension is the right thing to do. It is a precautionary measure to ensure our 755 people working there are safe. We ... more

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Westland Milk recalls lactoferrin

Dairy products from Westland Milk sent to China have been quarantined after concerns were raised about nitrate levels. Hokitika based dairy company Westland Milk Products said a small amount of lactoferrin powder with elevated nitrate levels had been exported to China. The product - which is a protein - had been traced and quarantined, Westland said.  The nitrate levels did not comprise a food safety risk, it said in a statement. Chief executive Rod Quin said Westland had ... more

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Latest: Fonterra places two managers on leave

Fonterra today announced that two senior managers have been placed on leave, effective immediately, as it continues its internal operational investigation into the circumstances surrounding the recent precautionary recall of whey protein concentrate. Fonterra Chief Executive, Theo Spierings, said, “We are moving quickly and establishing key facts about what has happened and, as they emerge, we are taking appropriate action.” Mr Spierings said that placing the two on ... more

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Horticulture NZ questions communication of labelling requirements for imported irradiated tomatoes

From this weekend Kiwis are going to have to get used to asking in restaurants and cafés: “do you use irradiated Australian tomatoes or capsicums?’ Approval has just been given for importers to use irradiation on Australian tomatoes and capsicums to protect New Zealand against the Queensland Fruit Fly – horticulture’s most feared pest. Horticulture New Zealand is concerned the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Code rules about irradiation ... more

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