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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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NZ suppliers 'blackmailed' by supermarket chain - MP

MP Shane Jones has claimed in Parliament that New Zealand suppliers are being blackmailed into making payments to Australian (Woolworths) owned supermarket chain Countdown to ensure their products continue to be stocked. Under protection of parliamentary privilege in the House this afternoon, Mr Jones detailed what he called the "Countdown shakedown" and slammed it as an example of the ruthless "dingo culture" of Australian corporations. Mr Jones told Parliament he ... more

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Applications open for Keep New Zealand Beautiful and Coca-Cola Community Recycling Initiatives

Keep New Zealand Beautiful is today calling for applications for its nationwide Beverage Container Recycling Community Grants Programme for 2014. The programme, in its second year and supported by The Coca-Cola Foundation, will see a major injection of additional funds to help local communities put in place initiatives to increase beverage container recycling. Last year 16 projects nationwide benefited from this funding. The Coca-Cola Foundation has provided more than ... more

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Aussie supermarkets 'buy local', and that doesn’t include NZ

Horticulture New Zealand supports Prime Minister John Key’s efforts to raise the subject of the Australian supermarkets’ reluctance to stock processed Kiwi produce with his counterpart Tony Abbot today. “We understand that this policy only applies to the supermarket house-branded products so it is mainly about canned and frozen vegetables. “And a significant amount of that product may not be sourced from New Zealand anyway, so it is not a snub aimed only at ... more

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