2017 NZIFST Conference



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Country of origin bill could affect family food budget, says FGC

The Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill proposes major problems for popular and basic parts of the family food budget, NZ Food and Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich said today. Mrs Rich appeared before a parliamentary select committee hearing submissions on the bill. “We absolutely support country of origin labelling on a voluntary basis and our members provide this information to consumers already. “But expressing support for ... more

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Zespri recognised for China trade

Increasingly savvy Chinese consumers and significant market investment have helped Zespri win both the supreme China business award and exporter of the year at the HSBC New Zealand-China Trade Association business awards in Auckland last night. Photo: Zespri chairman Peter McBride (third from right) and director Teresa Ciprian (far right) with Trade Minister McClay (fourth from right) and Zespri executives at the HSBC New Zealand-China Trade Association business awards in Auckland ... more

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‘Grain Technology for Consumer Nutrition’, the 67th Australasian Grain Science Conference

Under the theme ‘Grain Technology for Consumer Nutrition ’, the 67th Australasian Grain Science Conference will bring together scientific and technical experts with a focus on grain breeding, processing, nutrition and consumer foods in a truly international event celebrating grain science and technology. Hot topics include: • ‘Utilisation of transgenic methods for plant breeding reflecting on practice and regulations in Australasia and beyond’ Hosted by AACCi, ... more

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Wine Industry signs GIA Deed for biosecurity readiness and response

Photo: John Clarke, Deputy Chair, New Zealand Winegrowers (L) and Hon Nathan Guy, Minister for Primary Industries (R) New Zealand Winegrowers CEO, Philip Gregan, signed the Government-Industry Agreement (GIA) deed for biosecurity readiness and response on behalf of the wine industry yesterday afternoon in Wellington. “Signing the GIA deed secures the wine industry a seat around the table when decisions are being made on biosecurity issues”, said Gregan. “Making ... more

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Synlait Purchases the New Zealand Dairy Company

Synlait Milk has today announced it has purchased 100% of the shares of The New Zealand Dairy Company (NZDC). NZDC is based in Auckland, and is currently constructing a blending and canning operation at a site in Mangere. This site will now be owned by Synlait. The facility will be infant formula capable, and will enable Synlait to substantially lift its blending and canning capacity. The acquisition will also provide Synlait with a high specification sachet packaging line suitable for ... more

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Zespri 2016/17 season results: record sales by volume and value

Photo: Zespri chief operating officer, Simon Limmer A remarkable season of increased yields and the largest-ever New Zealand crop helped lift total Zespri sales volume from New Zealand to a record 137.7 million trays, 18 percent up on the previous year. Sales of kiwifruit from Zespri’s Northern Hemisphere supplying locations also grew by 14 percent to 16.6 million trays, driven mainly by SunGold vines coming into production in Italy. Zespri Chairman Peter McBride says Zespri ... more

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Fonterra ups 2016/17 Farmgate Milk Price Forecast, and earnings update

Fonterra Co-operative Group today increased its 2016/17 forecast Farmgate Milk Price by 15 cents to $6.15 per kgMS. Chairman John Wilson said the increase reflects the strong fundamentals supporting global dairy markets. “World dairy prices have risen in recent months and as we near the end of the season we have more visibility and certainty which makes us confident of our $6.15 position,” Mr Wilson said. Fonterra has also confirmed its forecast earnings per share ... more

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Most Trusted Brands, 2017, revealed

The love affair between New Zealanders and Whittaker’s is both sweet and enduring. The results of the Reader’s Digest annual Most Trusted Brands survey are out, and for the sixth consecutive year, Whittaker’s has been voted Most Trusted Brand of all brands surveyed. The family business, which has been making high-quality chocolate for more than 120 years, was also voted Most Iconic Brand, and won the confectionery category accolade too. As one Wellingtonian male said ... more

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CEO of New Zealand’s premier Māori food and beverage business to co-lead business delegation during trade mission to Japan

Rachel Taulelei (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Rarua, Ngāti Koata), CEO – Kono NZ LP (Kono) will be co-leading, with Sir Graham Harrison, the business delegation during New Zealand Prime Minster Bill English’s trade mission to Japan, from 16-18 May 2017. Kono is an associated business of Wakatū Incorporation, and is a vertically integrated, family-owned Māori food and beverage producer – an artisan producer, and exporter of award-winning wine, cider, ... more

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Industry groups welcome government's ratification of TPP

New Zealand Winegrowers warmly welcomes the government’s announcement of the ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. The future growth of our industry is bound up in having free and fair access into major export markets, said Philip Gregan, CEO of New Zealand Winegrowers. “The news of the ratification of the TPP agreement signals the importance of improved market access into some of the wealthiest and fastest growing economies in the ... more

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