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West: NZ needs to chew over food provider role

New Zealand agribusiness leader Dr Andrew West is calling for a national debate over New Zealand's role as a food provider for humanity. Speaking at the New Zealand Beef+Lamb mid-northern North Island farmer council annual meeting at Lake Karapiro, the Lincoln University vice-chancellor asked if New Zealand should be making more of a contribution given its resources. "Is it our moral obligation to make our contribution to feed the rest of humanity given the amount of resources we ... more

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SUBWAY® celebrates World Sandwich Day

World Sandwich Day is set to take New Zealand by storm on Monday 3 November when the lunchbox staple is celebrated in all its glory. The history of the sandwich is believed to date back to the 18th century when the Fourth Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, is said to have asked his servant to make him a meal of meat placed between two slices of bread. Legend has it from that day on people began to request, “give me the same as sandwich.” Subway® Restaurants are excited to ... more

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2014 Ora King Awards winners - top chefs recognised

Winners united by “commitment to the brand” There’s a cosmopolitan menu of winners at the 2014 Ōra King Awards. Chefs from a Michelin star establishment in New York, a Petone neighbourhood restaurant, a Las Vegas resort restaurant and a stunning Queenstown luxury hotel dining room have all triumphed in the annual awards. The Ōra King Awards (The Ōra’s) were announced yesterday (Oct. 21) at the stunning Woollaston at Mahana in ... more

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Recall: Golden Circle Ltd Canned Beetroot Slices 450g

Golden Circle is initiating a recall of the above batches of Golden Circle brand Beetroot slices 450g as some product may not contain enough liquid and may cause illness if consumed. Name of Product and Identification Golden Circle Ltd Canned Beetroot Slices 450g Batch Code: WO0544 and WD0544 Package Description & Size: This product is sold in a 450g can. NZ Distribution: This product is sold in supermarkets and retail outlets in the North Island. Overseas ... more

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Local winemaker appoints new GM Sales to continue global growth

Allan Scott Wines and Estates Limited have announced the appointment of Mitchell Gardiner as General Manager Sales to help continue the company’s growth strategy both internationally and locally. A widely-experienced sales manager, Mr Gardiner joins Allan Scott Family Winemakers after 9 years as a senior sales manager with Toops Wholesale, a key subsidiary of the Foodstuffs North Island Co-Op Society Limited. During his tenure at Toops, Mr Gardiner drove hospitality sales 450% ... more

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Babich Wines announces plans to celebrate its 100 years

Since the first bottle of Babich Wine was produced in 1916, the Babich Family has been known as a leader and innovator of the New Zealand wine industry. Now, almost 100-years later, they are gearing up to celebrate their centennial anniversary in 2016. Preparations are in full swing to mark this milestone. Kicking off early next year, the multi-award winning brand will be running an international media and marketing campaign across New Zealand and all of their export markets. This ... more

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Fonterra and MFAT partnership to advance dairy in developing countries

Fonterra and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) have agreed to work together to help developing countries build viable dairy industries and increase dairy nutrition knowledge. Under the partnership, called Framework for International Development in Dairy Excellence, Fonterra and MFAT will seek to develop initiatives to enhance food security, knowledge and nutrition in emerging markets with relatively underdeveloped dairy industries, and help build economically viable farm ... more

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Kopparberg cider gears up for summer with a few like-minded locals

Cider brand collaborates with Aroha Harawira and Sarah & Otis Frizzell At Kopparberg we like nothing more than to collaborate with like-minded people. So in the spirit of collaboration, we have teed up with street food impresarios Sarah and Otis Frizzell and Auckland based DJ Aroha Harawira to hang out, sip ice cold cider and let the good times roll. As ambassadors of the brand, the trio has joined forces in union with Kopparberg to create the perfect backdrop to ... more

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Irradiated Australian produce likely to be in stores soon

Irradiated fruit and vegetables from Australia are likely to go on sale here as early as next year. Importers have welcomed the move but growers say the products could be used in fruit drinks without consumers' knowledge. Queensland's Department of Agriculture has applied for permission to irradiate 11 fruits and vegetables - apples, apricots, cherries, honeydew melons, nectarines, peaches, plums, rockmelons, strawberries, grapes and zucchini and scallopini - to protect against the ... more

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AIG NOVI product recall cost estimation tool wins innovation award

American International Group (NYSE: AIG) today announced that NOVI, the company’s product recall cost estimation tool, has been awarded the ‘highly commended’ prize at the New Zealand Innovators Awards 2014 for Innovation in Financial and Professional Services. NOVI is a free and confidential service that enables food and beverage manufacturers to better understand their product recall risk exposure by estimating the probable maximum loss from an accidental ... more

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