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One voice vital for infant formula industry

 New Zealand's infant formula industry must speak with one voice if it is to achieve best practice and regain the faith of export markets, Infant Nutrition Council (INC) Chief Executive Jan Carey said in Dunedin today. Ms Carey was speaking at the Global Food Safety Forum meeting which was being held in New Zealand for the first time. She said achieving best practice in the industry depended on a number of vital ingredients. "Having a strong and professional ... more

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FSANZ calls for submissions on criteria for Listeria monocytogenes in ready-to-eat foods

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on a Proposal to review limits for Listeria monocytogenes in the Food Standards Code. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said Proposal P1017 was seeking to establish criteria that are based on whether growth of L. monocytogenes can occur in ready-to-eat foods. “This approach is consistent with L. monocytogenes management internationally,” Mr McCutcheon said. ... more

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FSANZ calls for submissions on GM soybean application

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has invited submissions on an application to change the Food Standards Code to allow food derived from a genetically modified soybean line. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said the application, from Dow AgroSciences Australia Limited, sought approval for food derived from soybean genetically modified to protect against several pests. "This soybean line contains two insecticidal proteins to protect it against ... more

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Summerfruit NZ looking for a good voting turnout

Summerfruit NZ is seeking grower support to continue levy funding for another six years. The Summerfruit Commodity Levy Order must be renewed every six years and was last renewed in 2008. The ballot will be held in November this year in order for the Minister to approve a new levy in time for the 2014-15 season. Voting begins on 1 November and closes on 29 November, and this time voters have the option of fax, postal or online voting. Chief executive Marie Dawkins said online ... more

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New Zealand wine industry participates in national sustainability project

The wine industry is the first to trial a new national environmental, economic and social performance Dashboard system. Led by The Agribusiness Group Ltd and funded by government and industries, the $11 million New Zealand Sustainability Dashboard project will provide a sustainability assessment and reporting tool for the primary industry sectors. The Dashboard project will deliver tools that provide farmers and growers with crucial information on the environmental, economic ... more

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Call for submissions on proposal to amend minimum age labelling on infant foods

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on a proposal to amend minimum age labelling requirements for infant foods from “four months” to “around six months”. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said the proposed change would align the Food Standards Code with National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and New Zealand infant feeding guidelines. “A shortened form of the current warning statement ... more

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FGC: reputable grocery stores not involved in sulphite findings

Fresh meat sold by the mainstream grocery sector is not involved in positive tests for added sulphites, as indicated in a news report, says Food & Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich. Last night, TV One ran a lead news item that "food safety experts are testing fresh meat sold in supermarkets and butcheries for a banned food preservative" in contravention of the requirements of the Australia/New Zealand Food Code. Mrs Rich says this statement created a ... more

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HortNZ loses but Horizons growers win

Horticulture New Zealand is confident it can move on and help build a better regional plan for growers in the central North Island, despite its failure to convince the High Court to uphold its legal challenge to the plan. The High Court decision, handed down late yesterday, ruled against all the legal points raised by HortNZ in its challenge of an Environment Court decision. “But the decision gives a high level of comfort to the region’s growers, because it ... more

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Losses speed up for Horticulture if RMA reform slows down

Every move to slow the reform of the Resource Management Act makes business more uncertain for commercial fruit and vegetable growers in New Zealand. Horticulture New Zealand now fears for the future of growers all over the country who struggle with resource management issues hanging over their businesses every day. “These are growers who tell us that complying with resource management issues for their businesses feels like a death buy a thousand paper cuts,” ... more

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Coca-Cola Amatil double winner at 2013 Environmental Packaging Awards

Photo 1: Mayor of Auckland City, Len Brown; Val Hayes, Acting Corporate Affairs Manager, CCANZ; Donna Baker, Operations Excellence Manager, BP; Spring Humphreys, Deputy Chair Keep New Zealand Beautiful It was a double whammy for Coca-Cola Amatil (NZ) Ltd (CCANZ) winning two of the eight categories at the 2013 Environmental Packaging Awards held by the Packaging Council of New Zealand on Friday, September 6. The company won the Keep New Zealand Beautiful Award for Community ... more

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