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Foodstuffs announces early ban on plastic microbeads for World Oceans Day

· New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square will be microbead free from 1 July 2017 · 12 months ahead of schedule as mandated by Government · Announcement ahead of World Oceans Day, June 8 · Suppliers jumped on board to be part of the positive environmental change For World Oceans Day Foodstuffs has announced that its supermarkets, which include New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square, will be microbead-free ... more

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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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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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FSANZ: Call for submissions on genetically modified potato lines

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on an application to permit food from a number of genetically modified potato lines. FSANZ Acting Chief Executive Officer Glen Neal said some of the lines had been modified to reduce bruising and acrylamide formed during cooking and some had been modified to protect the potatoes from a type of blight. “The potato lines have been modified using the potatoes own genes and in some cases genes from wild ... 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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Federal Merchants & Co. attain 3 Scottish Whisky brands

Grants, Glenfiddich and The Balvenie are now distributed solely by Federal Merchants & Co. in NZ New Zealand owned beverage distribution company, Federal Merchants & Co., have today announced the introduction of 3 new international brands to their portfolio: Grants, Glenfiddich and The Balvenie. The introduction of these brands brings the independent distributor’s longstanding portfolio of local and international beverage brands to an impressive 71. Federal Merchants ... more

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New Zealandís fisheries continue to be well managed

The overwhelming majority of New Zealand’s commercial fisheries are performing well, according to MPI’s latest stock assessments. The Status of New Zealand’s Fisheries report for 2016 released this week shows a record percentage of the tonnage and value of landings of scientifically evaluated stocks have no sustainability issues. The report shows ninety seven percent of scientifically evaluated landings were from stocks above or well above sustainable levels, ... more

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FSANZ: Call for submissions on wine processing aids

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an application to permit the use of four new processing aids in wine. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Mark Booth said the processing aids—chitin-glucan, PVI/PVP co-polymers, ammonium hydrogen sulphite and silver chloride—are already permitted for use in the European Union. “These processing aids are used for various processes including as fining agents and to reduce odours that occur ... more

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Sustainable New Zealand seafood promoted in Australia - Sustainable Seafood Day

Photo: Sustainably-caught New Zealand orange roughy Australians are being told to choose New Zealand seafood on Sustainable Seafood Day, which will be celebrated today, 31 March, throughout Australia. This is because over 50% of New Zealand’s wild catch is now certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. Sustainable Seafood Day is an annual initiative by the global certification standard for sustainable seafood, the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC). It brings ... more

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Health star labels help fight obesity

Helping New Zealanders fight obesity by making it easier to shop healthier is the motivation behind a new video on the Health Star Rating system released this week by the NZ Food and Grocery Council. The video is the final in a series, written and presented by dietitian and Registered Nutritionist Nikki Hart, which tackles food subjects people are often confused about: what to eat for breakfast, fad diets, processed foods, and how to use the new Health Star Rating (HSR) system. In ... more

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