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Coca-Cola loses NZ trademark case against Pepsi

Coca-Cola Co has lost its attempt to stop local rival Frucor Beverages from using a similar contour-shaped bottle for the Pepsi range of drinks in New Zealand. In the High Court in Auckland, Justice Edwin Wylie turned down a claim that Frucor breached Coke's registered trademarks by selling Pepsi products in a similar shaped bottle for the past four years, saying the bottles weren't materially similar and that he did "not consider that there is any reasonable likelihood of confusion ... more

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WPC Inquiry: NZís food safety regulatory model 'among the best in the world'

Govt accepts all WPC inquiry recommendations Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye today released the report on the first stage of the Government Inquiry into the Whey Protein Concentrate Contamination Incident and said the Government accepts in principle all 29 recommendations. “This part of the inquiry focused on our dairy food safety system and we are pleased to confirm it found the whey protein concentrate (WPC) incident in August this ... more

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GM maize study retracted by Elsevier; FGC critical of publishing and peer review process

Scientific publisher Elsevier has announced that it has retracted an article on the controversial study on the effects of GM maize on rats by Gilles Sèralini et al., orginally published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, after a year-long investigation. The paper was called "Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide and a Roundup-tolerant genetically modified maize". In the paper and in the press conference held on its publication, Séralini claimed that the ... more

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Levy success for Summerfruit NZ

Summerfruit NZ has received the grower support it was looking for to continue levy funding for another six years. The final commodity levy vote results show that 94 growers (82.46%) voted yes and 20 growers (17.54%) voted no to renew the levy – which was last renewed in 2008. The value of the industry participating in the vote was $57 million which amounts to approximately 70% of the total industry value. The month long referendum began on 1 November and closed on ... more

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Taiwan drops tariff on cherries

Taiwan has reduced its tariff on cherries from 7.5% to zero with effect from 1 December 2013. The reduced tariff is the result of a comprehensive trade deal between New Zealand and Taiwan announced in July this year. Summerfruit NZ’s chief executive, Marie Dawkins, said the drop in tariff was welcome news for cherry growers intending to export to Taiwan this season. ‘Taiwan is the most important market for New Zealand cherries with nearly 600,000 kgs exported there ... more

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Fonterra welcomes NZ-Sri Lanka Dairy Cooperation Arrangement

Fonterra today welcomed a new Dairy Cooperation Arrangement between the New Zealand Government and Sri Lankan Government signed by Sri Lankan Minister for External Affairs Gamini Lakshman Peiris and New Zealand Minister for Foreign Affairs Murray McCully on the sidelines of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Colombo yesterday. Fonterra Director and farmer-shareholder John Monaghan, who was in Colombo representing Fonterra at the Commonwealth Business Forum earlier this ... more

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HortNZ: DoCís advice to Nelson highlights poor regional biosecurity

Horticulture New Zealand believes this country’s ability to control regional biosecurity risk is woeful and there are few signs of any willingness to improve. “We have no real appreciation of the importance of controlling the movement of pest and disease between different parts of the country,” HortNZ chief executive Peter Silcock says. “This is an area of biosecurity we could do a much better job on, instead of leaving it up to chance and ... more

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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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