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FIZZ campaigners should change logo, says FGC

FIZZ campaigners need to seriously consider changing the new “No Sugary Drinks” logo launched at yesterday’s campaign rally, says Katherine Rich, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council. “That logo looks almost identical in shape and colour to iconic curved Coke bottle silhouette pictures that can be found on the internet. It’s not fair that they’re singling out one drink in their campaign. “FGC welcomes discussion about ... more

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FIZZ launches 'no sugary drinks' logo

New Zealand’s first “no sugary drinks logo” has been unveiled at an event in Wellington today. The logo comprises a circle with the words “sugary drink” around the silhouette of a bottle and the word “No”. It’s available for free for display in schools, businesses, workplaces, public spaces and event venues. It was unveiled at today’s FIZZ symposium – “Toward a sugary drink-free Aotearoa”. FIZZ is a group of ... more

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Beverage habits shift to water and low sugar options

Research shows Kiwis consuming more water, diet drinks - less sugar  The latest research out today on beverage trends in New Zealandi calls into question the need for a ‘sugar’ tax on soft drinks. Olly Munro, President of the New Zealand Beverage Council says the data clearly shows that the buying and consumption patterns of Kiwi consumers indicates that soft drinks – being targeted for a soda tax – are not the significant contributor to the obesity problem ... more

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FSANZ: Call for submissions on a new processing enzyme

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an application to allow the use of a new enzyme as a processing aid. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said that Amano Enzyme Inc. had submitted the application to allow an enzyme, known as Oryzin, to be added to the Food Standards Code as an approved processing aid. “Oryzin is intended for use in baking and aids in the processing of dairy, egg, meat and fish products. It can also be ... more

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Sugar review: re-writing history to expose a non-existent conspiracy

By Katherine Rich, chief executive of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council, FOOD Navigator, 19-Sep-2016. Last week, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) published a historical analysis of internal sugar industry documents. In it, academics from the University of California, San Francisco accused the sugar industry of paying three Harvard scientists in the 1960s to downplay any connection between sugar consumption and heart disease by conducting a literature review of ... more

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Industry launches website to improve food literacy

The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council has launched a website aimed at improving food literacy among New Zealanders. Healthybalance.nz is devoted to promoting healthier attitudes to food, fitness, and family to support the health and wellbeing of New Zealanders by way of practical, evidence-based advice. FGC Chief Executive Katherine Rich says food, in particular, will comprise a big part of the content of the site. “We all know that food literacy is vital to enable ... more

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Trialling new taro treatment for better biosecurity

Scientists from Plant & Food Research have been trialling a specially engineered high-pressure washing machine for taro to help reduce the chances of invasive species entering New Zealand. Taro is a particularly difficult vegetable to clean – the product is covered in fibrous leaf and root matter and its pitted nature can mean soil residues. The high-pressure washing machine has been tested along with hot water treatments for its ability to eliminate this material and remove or ... more

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New appointment to FSANZ Board

Jane Lancaster has been appointed to the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Board, Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew announced today. Ms Lancaster’s term began on 1 July 2016. “Ms Lancaster will make a valuable contribution to the FSANZ Board with her background in food science, biotechnology, and strong governance experience. In particular, she has professional experience in food safety, food regulation, and the food industry,” says Mrs Goodhew. “Ms ... more

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Moderate alcohol stance what consumers want, says DB boss

Advocating moderate alcohol consumption is an extremely important part of DB Breweries’ response to what its consumer are saying they want, says Managing Director Andy Routley. In a video interview with FGC for its Leaders Series, he says the main consumer trends influencing their business are an increasing consumer awareness of wellness, and drinking moderately. “Increasingly what consumers are telling us through their behaviours and our conversations is that they just ... more

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FSANZ calls for submissions on GM potato

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on a potato that has been genetically modified to reduce both bruising and the amount of acrylamide formed during cooking. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said the potato had been modified by inserting genetic sequences from this potato and wild potato varieties. “Acrylamide is a chemical that can form when certain starchy foods, like potatoes, are cooked or processed,” Mr McCutcheon ... more

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