Fine Food New Zealand, 24-26 June 2018, ASB Showgrounds, Auckland

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Cospak Limited

DESCRIPTION: Cospak manufactures and distributes a wide variety of packaging to suit every need. Our solution based approach encompasses design through to manufacture. This compliments our wide range of stock ... more
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Directus International Ltd

DESCRIPTION: Directus International Limited, the first Directus company, was founded in 1976. Based in New Zealand, it has served as the foundation for the building of the Directus group of companies. Directus ... more
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RedSpark Creative Ltd

DESCRIPTION: RedSpark Creative is a branding, graphic design and advertising company based in Newton, Auckland. We specialise in building strong brands to help our clients achieve success. We can help you STAND ... more
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Fine Food New Zealand

DESCRIPTION: Fine Food New Zealand is the nation’s leading trade event for the food retail, foodservice and hospitality industries. Every 2 years the food industry is invited to discover cutting-edge food, ... more
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James Crisp Ltd

DESCRIPTION: James Crisp Ltd, established 1916, is a privately owned New Zealand business proud to be a leading supplier of ingredients to Food Manufacturers throughout New Zealand. James Crisp specialises in ... more
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L&P and Tip Top have teamed up to bring us a new summer ice block

We’ve frozen the best of summer, on a stick! Introducing the all NEW Fruju L&P. Tip Top is kicking off summer with a match made in heaven – the new Fruju L&P ice block. Combining one of New Zealand’s most iconic beverages with NZ’s most iconic ice block brand, Tip Top has taken two of the best summer staples and frozen them together. The ultimate in New Zealand summer refreshment, the dynamic duo are together for a limited time only. Suitable for vegetarians. Single on a stick, and 8x multipack. Now in your local dairy and petrol station. ... more


Whey To Go - Whey Protein Concentrate: A New Zealand Success Story

This is a free, online, unrevised edition of the book Whey to Go - Whey protein concentrate, A New Zealand Success Story, which was published by Ngaio Press in 2014. It tells the story of an exceptionally innovative period in the history of the New Zealand dairy industry, the development of ultrafiltration, a technology that enabled the production of a new range of food ingredients, whey protein concentrates (WPCs). These were so valuable that whey, previously a waste by-product, became the basis of a profitable industry.

Whey to Go was written by some of those early pioneers: Ken Kirkpatrick, Kevin Marshall, Dave Woodhams, Mike Matthews, Peter Hobman, Lee Huffman, Jim Harper, Robin Fenwick, and Arthur Wilson.

Photo: NZDRI, Palmerston North 1978.

Through the 60s, 70s and 80s, they led a group of talented young technologists, scientists and marketers in developing brand new products and processing technologies. From early development work and pilot plant trials at the NZDRI (now Fonterra Research Centre), to full-scale industrial production on different plants at several different dairy companies (in the days before Fonterra), and liaison with multinational customers, and international markets.

Photo: WPC gel testing

The book is not only a historical record, but a fine case study of the many disciplines involved in innovation and commercialisation in the food industry. It is the fifth and latest food science, technology and engineering text to be provided online and free by NZIFST, and makes a suitable companion to those other texts covering food product development and food engineering.

The book remains subject to copyright but may be downloaded for personal use.

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New Zealand Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship recipients announced

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ServiceIQ launches new blended online learning for schools

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Save the date for ‘bigger than ever’ Fine Food New Zealand trade show

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Fonterra drops forecast Farmgate Milk Price

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Let Alexandra Park cook Christmas dinner on the 22nd

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MPI announces new Food Safety Guidance

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US demand drives record venison prices

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Dairy prices nudge up ahead of expected Fonterra payout revision

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Call to label added sugars overlooks science, says industry

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Zespri wins top award for best growth strategy

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Wine Marlborough Cellar Door of the Year winners announced

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Manukee - taking New Zealand honey to the world

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International Award for Juicies

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