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Silver Fern Farms announces new Chief Executive

Silver Fern Farms’ Board of Directors has appointed Simon Limmer as its new Chief Executive. Silver Fern Farms Co-Chair Rob Hewett says Mr Limmer has an excellent set of skills and experience to continue the strong progress Silver Fern Farms has been making as a leading red meat food company. “The Board is excited by the leadership Simon will bring to Silver Fern Farms. Simon comes with deep commercial experience in the food, manufacturing and service sectors both here in ... more

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Call to label added sugars overlooks science, says industry

Calls for extra sugar labelling to show the amount of ‘added sugars’ in a product rather than just total sugars overlooks the science of food and nutrition, says the NZ Food and Grocery Council. The call was made by Consumer NZ and the Dental Association ahead of the Australia and New Zealand Ministerial Forum on Food Regulation, to be held today in Australia, where ‘added sugar’ labelling is expected to be discussed. Food Safety Minister Damien O’Connor will ... more

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Zespri wins top award for best growth strategy

Zespri was recognised last night in the 2017 Deloitte Top 200 Awards for its strong growth strategy, with the kiwifruit marketing company on track to more than double global sales to $4.5 billion by 2025. Zespri Chief Executive Dan Mathieson says the 2degrees Best Growth Strategy award is welcome recognition for the work done across the industry to grow a genuine global sales and marketing organisation and drive demand for Zespri’s premium kiwifruit. “This award is ... more

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East meets west: Taura inspires global flavour combinations at FIE

Real fruit and vegetable pieces are the perfect way to combine eastern and western flavours, Taura Natural Ingredients will demonstrate at Food Ingredients Europe. With consumers seeking new taste sensations, and eastern flavours particularly sought after, Taura – part of Frutarom – offers a range of ways to help manufacturers satisfy adventurous palates. The company’s unique Ultra-Rapid Concentration (URC) technology allows it to create versatile fruit and ... more

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World butter price falls at auction

Dairy prices fell again in the latest Global Dairy Trade auction, this time by 3.4 per cent to US$2970 (NZ$4347). This followed a 3.5 per cent drop at the last auction two weeks ago, the largest fall since January, when the first GDT auction of the year dropped by 3.9 per cent. The price of butter fell 5.9 per cent, cheddar was down more than 4 per cent, and New Zealand's key export product, whole milk powder, slipped 2.7 per cent. More at ... more

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Manukee - taking New Zealand honey to the world

Manukee founder and "BeeEO" York Spencer talks about the challenges of selling his products in Asia and finding a distribution partner, all while making sure to keep the office vacuumed. What does your business do? Manukee is a UMF Manuka honey drink. We launched in July last year at the New Zealand Fine Food Show, and source all of our honey from the outskirts of the Tongariro National Park and our drinks are made in Auckland. We have two drinks on the market, each containing ... more

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Global Dairy Platform announces new Board chairman

Global Dairy Platform (GDP) has appointed Fonterra Chief Executive Officer, Theo Spierings, as GDP chairman, effective November 16, 2017. Mr. Spierings says he is pleased to be taking on the role and playing a part in maximizing the contribution dairy can make to the world. "More than ever, people are turning to dairy for nutritional security and sustainable food and every day we see the good that dairy can do. "We also recognize that the world will have more than 2 ... more

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Public perception of fisheries management at odds with international reputation - TNC

New Zealand fisheries’ Quota Management System (QMS) is being presented as an international example by a prominent US-based conservation group. The long established The Nature Conservancy (TNC), one of the world’s largest conservation organisations and a leader in coastal and marine management, last night released an extensive report on the QMS aimed at enhancing the development of fishery management programmes internationally. Seafood New Zealand chief executive Tim ... more

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Sanford net profit up, value and innovation strategy beds in

Focus on Innovation: New Zealand’s largest seafood company Sanford is focused on innovations such as growing the nutraceutical market for New Zealand’s premium GreenshellTM mussels. Sanford Limited this week reported its net profit after tax increased by 8% to $37.5m in 2017 and net cash flows from operations improved by 46% to $50.3m on higher revenues and improved collection timeframe. It has delivered a steady adjusted EBIT* of $63.7m from $63.4m in 2016 after a year of ... more

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Fonterra launches plan to improve waterways

Co-operative announces ambitious water commitments; invites Kiwis to visit farms and see what’s being done to promote healthy rivers. Fonterra today launched an ambitious plan to help improve the quality of New Zealand’s waterways. Based around six strategic commitments, the plan will underpin Fonterra’s efforts to promote healthy streams and rivers, including a strong focus on sustainable farming and manufacturing. In parallel, the Co-operative’s ... more

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