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Recall: Ahia brand freshly smoked Gemfish, Blue Moki, Hoki and Salmon

Ngati Porou Fisheries Ltd is recalling its Ahia brand freshly smoked blue moki, gemfish, hoki and salmon (200g) as the products may contain Listeria. Product type Ready-to-eat hot smoked seafood Name of product (size) Ahia brand freshly smoked Gemfish (200g) Ahia brand freshly smoked Blue Moki (200g Ahia brand freshly smoked Hoki (200g Ahia brand freshly smoked Salmon (200g) Batch marking All Batches Date marking Use by dates up to and including 15.05.16 ... more

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Otago researchers design heart-healthy loaf

New Zealand researchers have used linear programming on a range of bread recipes to produce a low-cost loaf that is healthier for the heart than many commercially-available options. Bread is such an important food in New Zealand that the Otago University researchers wanted to see if they could come up with healthier loaves to help lower rates of heart disease and related conditions. In a blog posted yesterday, they say dietary factors such as the risk of high salt (sodium) intake ... more

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Carrello del Gelato supports Wellington Children's Hospital

For the entire month of May, Wellington-based premium gelato producer Carrello Del Gelato, is running a promotion to support the Wellington Children’s Hospital. Grab a coffee from the Gelato Concept Store on Oriental Bay before 12pm during May, pay only a $2 Gold Coin, and 100% of the proceeds will go to the Wellington Children’s Hospital Trust. Carrello del Gelato’s chief executive Nathan Meyer said, “The Children’s Hospital is a really deserving ... more

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EU meat producers launch farm-to-fork initiative for NZ consumers

A new initiative from European Beef and Pork has been launched to help give New Zealand consumers transparency over the food safety and ethical standards of the imported products. In an age of growing consumer awareness about the way our food is produced, a production concept that assures animal welfare and safe preparation is being championed by the EU meat industry. The European Union’s new farm-to-fork programme was created to assure the public that beef and pork has met high ... more

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Food companiesí job to help consumers understand choices

The food industry is built on trust and it’s up to companies to make sure their consumers understand what they are buying, says the New Zealand Country Manager for Nestlé, Veronique Cremades. In the third video of the Food & Grocery Council (FGC) Leaders Series, Mrs Cremades says consumers buy brands on trust so it’s very important for companies to create a constructive and informative dialogue with consumers. “That’s why we at Nestlé are ... more

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Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker 2016

Tonnellerie de Mercurey NZ Young Winemaker 2016 Blending knowledge, skill and passion for New Zealand’s premium winemaking future Entries are now open for 2016. Who will take out the title this year? This exciting competition for NZ winemakers under 30 years old was held for the first time last year and proved to be a challenging yet fun and very rewarding competition. Contestants felt it increased their winemaking skills, knowledge and confidence as well as building ... more

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Prime Minister launches Zespriís 2016 season in China

Prime Minister Rt Hon John Key officially launched the 2016 season for Zespri in China at an event last night, marking a new phase for Zespri’s China Strategy. Chief Executive Lain Jager says having the Prime Minister launch Zespri’s season in Shanghai was a great start to what is set to be a record-breaking season. “China is poised to become Zespri’s number one market by volume this season and will account for around one-fifth of all our sales. We ... more

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Cereal lovers breakfast for Starship Childrenís Hospital

Thanks to Kiwi cereal lovers, Starship Foundation has received a donation of nearly $7,000. Kellogg’s NZ has donated $6,700 to New Zealand’s national children’s hospital as a result of an instore campaign in association with Starship Foundation’s Five Star Partner, New World. New World shoppers were encouraged to put their empty Kellogg’s packs in donation bins installed in participating stores across the country. For every pack returned, a $1 ... more

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Whole milk powder prices spike higher at GDT auction

Dairy prices continued to firm at the latest GlobalDairyTrade auction, with the GDT price index gaining 3.8 per cent driven mostly by a big gain in whole milk powder prices. This morning's improved result builds on a 2.1 per cent gain in the GDT index at the last sale on April 6. While milk powder prices, the most important product for New Zealand producers and the main influence on Fonterra's farmgate milk price, shot up by 7.5 per cent to US$2156 a tonne while another important ... more

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Frizzellís sauces in hot form on global awards circuit

Hot stuff! Sarah and Otis Frizzell’s The Lucky Taco is on a roll, taking out its fourth product award win in the past 12 months. This time it’s in Louisiana at the World Hot Sauce Awards where the couple’s TLT Chipotle Hot Sauce has gained a silver medal in the Chipotle category. The same sauce won gold in Australasia’s 2015 Mr Chilli Awards late last year and the duo also took out two gongs at the Zest Fest in Texas earlier this year. Sarah ... more

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