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You're invited to celebrate 25 years of food standards setting

Food Standards Australia New Zealand is hosting a symposium to mark its 25th anniversary of national food standards setting. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Mr Steve McCutcheon said everyone is invited to attend the symposium and to hear experts talk about topics such as “whether food safety just happens?”, “food labelling – is the job done?” and “science as evidence – why should we be believed?.” “We have an impressive ... more

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Personalising health and safety strengthened people-first culture

Personalising health and safety was one way an FMCG leader was able to strengthen the strong people-first culture in two companies he was responsible for. Craig Cotton, former Country Manager of Independent Liquor and former Chief Executive of the Better Drinks Company (and now an aspiring grocery with Foodstuffs), says in an FGC Leaders Series video that the culture around the businesses was to put people first. “To really reinforce how important the culture around our ... more

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FMCG industry ‘making significant progress’ eliminating safety risks

The food and grocery industry is making significant progress in eliminating safety risks across the supply chain, says Griffins Foods Chief Executive Alison Barrass. She was speaking in the latest FGC Leaders Series video. Health and safety legislation encourages industries to eliminate risk, as opposed to mitigating or managing it, and that’s “a really challenging aspect for the grocery industry, where a significant amount of risk is caused by the manual handling of volume ... more

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International campaign set to boost NZ dairy exports

A new multi-million-dollar marketing campaign has begun to educate Australian, Chinese and ultimately U.S consumers on the health benefits of New Zealand’s grass fed dairy products. The international campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the benefits of consuming milk products from 100% grass fed cows over those raised on grain based diets. It’s all part of the introduction of new Munchkin Grass Fed™ milk-based formula and toddler drinks. Milk matters because ... more

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Uncontrolled urban sprawl will increase vegetable prices

It’s a simple equation: Auckland spreads its housing into our fruit and vegetable production land = we all pay more for food. Horticulture New Zealand says if more houses are built on the most productive rural land then we can all expect to pay more for fresh vegetables and fruit. “We know we need a bigger Auckland, but do we want to pay $10 a kilo for vegetables imported from China?” HortNZ natural resources manager Chris Keenan says. HortNZ is worried ... more

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Renewable energy should be selling point, says peanut butter boss

New Zealand manufacturers should be skiting to the world about making their food and groceries with renewable energy, says Pic’s Peanut Butter CEO Pic Picot in the latest FGC Leaders Series video. “A lot of countries are making their electricity by burning fossil fuel, and I think it’s a market advantage that we’ve got in New Zealand that we don’t recognise enough.” Pic Picot founded the Nelson-based company after selling a few jars of homemade ... more

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Health and safety: taking care of your most important asset

If companies really believe people are their most important asset then they will take health and safety really seriously, says the Chair of the NZ Food & Grocery Council-led Health & Safety Working Group, Gerry Lynch. “If you care about people then you realise you have to get involved and you have to play a part and do whatever you can to ensure they don’t come to harm because it’s not acceptable that people are going home injured.” Mr Lynch was ... more

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Fonterra: organic milk price reflects demand

Following Fonterra’s recent announcement that it plans to introduce a market-linked organic milk price for its organic milk farmers, the Co-operative has forecast an opening market-linked organic milk price of $9.20 per kg milk solids for the 2016/17 season. Paul Grave, Head of Co-operative Affairs, Waikato, says while the opening forecast organic milk price is a big step up from the $5.65 per kgMS payment organic farmers currently receive (the organic fixed premium on top of ... more

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More consumption of low alcohol beer will lead to reduced harm, survey shows

Many New Zealanders say harm caused by alcohol can be reduced if more people drink low-alcohol beer, a new survey shows. The Horizon survey of 1141 New Zealanders, published today by the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council (FGC), found that almost half of respondents thought increased consumption of low-alcohol beer would bring significant public health benefits. These included a reduction in overall alcohol consumption (41%), reduced public disorder (47%) and lower rates of ... more

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Health Star Rating awareness campaign welcomed

The NZ Food and Grocery Council welcomes the launch of the new Health Promotion Agency Awareness Campaign to promote the Health Star Rating System for food products. This includes a series of short videos to explain how the Health Stars work and remind shoppers that products with a higher star rating are healthier choices within a supermarket category. Some supermarkets will have information in their aisles and others will include it in their flyers. There will also be ad-shell posters. ... more

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