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Fonterra launches new premium milk range in China

Anchor’s new LiveUp product (left), which contains 50 per cent more protein than standard UHT milk, and the new NaturalUp product, which contains milk produced on organic farms in New Zealand. At its Annual General Meeting today Fonterra announced the launch of a new range of premium Anchor products in China, in response to the ongoing growth in demand for safe, high-quality dairy nutrition. The new ‘Upline’ range features two new UHT milk products. LiveUp is ... more

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Annies wins at Munch Awards

Annies, a subsidiary of Kono NZ, are excited to announce that their fruit bars have been named as the Best Kids Food Product in the 2016 Munch Foods Awards. The awards, now in their fourth year, are run by Munch, an eco-friendly New Zealand company that makes and markets products and offers ideas and recipes online to feed the family. The Munch Food Awards raise awareness about kid’s food marketing and products and allow parents to give players in this industry some feedback. ... more

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Dairy product prices increase for fourth straight GDT auction

Dairy product prices increased at the Global Dairy Trade auction, gaining for the eighth time in nine auctions, amid expectations for decreasing supply. The GDT price index rose 3.5 per cent to US$3,622, up from US$3,519 at the previous auction three weeks ago. Some 22,472 tonnes of product was sold, down from 23,902 tonnes at the previous auction. Whole milk powder climbed 4.9 per cent to US$3,593 a tonne. Lactose rallied 10.6 per cent to US$873 a tonne, while anhydrous milk fat ... more

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SMAs ‘more cost-effective way of getting products to market’

Sales and marketing agencies offer manufacturers and distributors a better and more cost-effective way of taking their products to market, says Alliance Marketing Managing Director Paul Kenny. Speaking along with Sales Director Rob Kitson in an FGC Leaders Video interview, Mr Kenny says sales and marketing agencies (SMAs) offer manufacturers a fixed cost to take goods to market. He says employing an SMA means that no matter what happens in the marketplace, companies understand that ... more

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Industry, media ‘must ensure consumers get food facts’

The food industry and the media have a responsibility to ensure consumers are receiving information about food based on fact, not fads and hearsay, say two public relations practitioners. Jane Dodd and Adelle Keely say in an FGC Leaders Series video interview that there is so much information available that it’s hard for consumers to decide what’s right. “There’s fads here and there, and one minute fat is the enemy, then sugar is the enemy, and what am I to do ... more

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Consumer NZ’s Bad Taste Food Awards ’winners’ announced

Consumer NZ has announced the “winners” of its inaugural Bad Taste Food Awards. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said the awards were launched to call out food marketers’ claims that represent products as being healthier choices than they really are. Ms Chetwin said the awards received more than 200 nominations from consumers. Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain was a standout among this year’s winners, receiving the most nominations (63). “What ... more

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MPI publishes new Listeria control measure fact sheet

New: Publication of Listeria control measure fact sheet for producers of ready-to-eat animal products MPI has developed the “Listeria control measures” factsheet which provides key good operating practices and control measures that can help to minimise contamination in the processing area. This factsheet is on the Listeria – resources and documents ... more

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Fonterra opens world's joint largest milk powder dryer

Fonterra today celebrated the official opening of its new state-of-the-art milk powder dryer at its Lichfield site – the Co-operative’s most efficient milk powder dryer to date. MP for Taupo, Hon. Louise Upston and South Waikato Mayor Jenny Shattock joined local farmers, iwi and community members to officially open the new plant. Fonterra Chairman John Wilson said today’s opening is the continuation of our strong legacy in dairy production in New ... more

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Pinot Noir NZ announces impressive culinary programme

With just 60 days until New Zealand’s most significant wine event - Pinot Noir NZ 2017, the lid has been lifted on an all-star line-up of kiwi chefs putting food on the table alongside world class New Zealand wines. Al Brown, Graham Brown and Josh Emett will join Pinot Noir NZ’s culinary director - Wellington food legend Ruth Pretty MNZM in delivering a three day exposé on the local food scene. Al Brown - the restaurateur behind Auckland eateries Depot and ... more

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Kiwi Olympic heroes Up and Going again

After taking a bit of time out to soak up their achievements in Rio, Olympic medallists Luuka Jones and Sam Meech have set their sights on their next big challenges. Jones, whose silver medal in the K100 Canoe Slalom was one of the Games’ nice surprises, will chase double glory in Tokyo in 2016, while bronze medallist Laser sailor Meech is out to conquer a massive 200+ boat world championships fleet. Both will be powered by Sanitarium’s Up & Go after linking with the ... more

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