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NZ exporters demand crackdown on "The Great Manuka Honey Swindle"

Manuka honey exporters want the Government to clamp down on "cowboys" bringing the $150 million-a-year industry into international disrepute. "The whole thing is stupid - it's the whole New Zealand Inc reputation - the legislation is available," said Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association chief John Rawcliffe last night of a damning report into counterfeit product allegedly crowding British supermarket shelves. "We have to do things correctly and we can really ... more

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Sanitarium signs up for Health Star Ratings

Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing has welcomed the Government’s introduction of a voluntary front-of-pack labelling system. Sanitarium will adopt the new Health Star Rating system across its entire product range, including market-leading products Weet-Bix and Up&Go. “Assisting consumers to make healthier choices is something Sanitarium has always supported and that is why we will adopt the Health Star Rating System” said Pierre van Heerden, General Manager, ... more

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Front-of-pack labelling system positive move, says FGC

The Government’s decision to join Australia’s voluntary front-of-pack nutrition labelling system is a positive move, says NZ Food & Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich. “The food industry has been working alongside food safety officials, public health representatives, and consumer groups in the development of this labelling system. “The star rating system on food packaging will be another important guide to make it easier for shoppers to ... more

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Choice! Food goodness at a glance

Shoppers will soon know which foods are healthiest as the Government introduces a system to rate nutritional value. The Herald understands the Government is poised to confirm New Zealand will adopt the Healthy Star Rating system used in Australia -- albeit on an opt-in basis. The Australian system is similar to our energy-use ratings for domestic appliances. It rates packaged foods from half a star to five stars. The most unhealthy products, such as soft drinks, rank one star. ... more

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Clear risks in raw milk consumption - academic

People who drink raw milk are risking their health, warns a Massey University food safety scientist. This was because it was extremely difficult, if not impossible, to keep it free of any microbial contamination from fecal material, Nigel French told farmers and scientists at the New Zealand Milk Quality Conference in Hamilton. French told farmers and scientists there was some evidence of perceived health benefits from raw milk consumption. "But at the moment it's still ... more

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New Zealand wine industry gets WiSE

A world leading sustainability scorecard and reporting tool is being launched to New Zealand wineries and grape-growers today. WiSE (Wine Industry Sustainability Engine) will be used by around 2000 wineries and vineyards from Northland to Otago. It will record and manage winery and vineyard activities to ensure they meet international sustainability standards required by Sustainable Winegrowing New Zealand. The New Zealand wine industry is already seen as a driving force in ... more

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Sealord Hoki - your sustainable choice this winter

Sealord are celebrating the beginning of hoki season by using a New Zealand first virtual experience today at Downtown Shopping Centre to showcase their leadership in sustainable fishing. Auckland commuters will find themselves swimming with sharks and dodging schools of hoki with an interactive augmenting reality experience. This is the first time a live interactive augmenting reality experience has been used in New Zealand. Sealord believes this innovative technology is the ... more

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FGC welcomes updated Food Bill

The passing of the Food Bill gives New Zealand’s food regulatory regime a much-needed update, says NZ Food & Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich. “As a country so dependent on food production, New Zealand needs to ensure it has modern food law, and this will certainly achieve that. “The bill will allow food businesses to manage their own food safety using tools based on the level of risk depending on the food they produce, rather than the existing ... more

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Otago Highlanders help Fonterra spread the recycling message

Photo: Charlotte Hewson (10) from George Street Normal judges Otago Highlanders Ben Smith (Captain), Lee Allan, Winston Stanley and Trent Renata as they compete in the Fonterra Milk for Schools Fastest Folder competition at the one year celebration of the programme in Otago yesterday. Fonterra Milk for Schools celebrates one year in Otago today. To date, 8,135 school children from 100 schools across the region have participated in the programme. The milestone is being marked with a ... more

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Call for submissions on food additive application

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on an application to permit a food additive used to change the colour of abalone. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said the application, from Seafood New Zealand Limited, was seeking approval for the additive sodium hydrosulphite. “The applicant wants to use the additive to change the black colour of New Zealand abalone (paua) to a colour that’s more acceptable to ... more

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