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Commercial fishermen support getting digital monitoring right

Deepwater Group, which represent commercial fishermen in New Zealand’s deep-water fisheries, support the Labour Government’s decision to slow down the implementation of IEMRS (Integrated Electronic Monitoring and Reporting System) to ensure the new measures are effective. The Labour Government has committed to implementing digital reporting and monitoring systems that are cost effective, fit for purpose, and provide real fisheries management benefits. Fisheries Minister ... more

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FSANZ: Call for submissions on genetically modified cotton line

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today called for submissions on an application to permit a cotton line genetically modified to be resistant to two herbicides. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Mark Booth said the cotton line had been genetically modified to be tolerant to glyphosate and isoxaflutole. “FSANZ has conducted a thorough safety assessment based on best practice principles established by the World Health Organization and has not identified any public health ... more

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Perfect storm brewing for fruit and vegetable supply

A perfect storm is brewing for New Zealand’s supply of healthy fresh fruit and vegetables that could see us unable to feed our growing population with domestically grown produce, a report from Horticulture New Zealand says. In releasing the report, New Zealand domestic vegetable production: the growing story, Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says it is time to take stock and develop a national food security strategy. "Our research shows that New ... more

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FGC will work with Govt on healthier food choices

The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council welcomes the Government’s interest in food and beverage manufacturing, and looks forward to sharing the success of our members’ reformulation and innovation work, and working constructively to see what more can be done to help Kiwis make healthier choices, says Chief Executive Katherine Rich. “Our member companies are responsive to New Zealand consumers, and the No 1 consumer trend over the past five years has been for food and ... more

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Industry backing for policy on housing’s threat to food

The NZ Food & Grocery Council backs the call from Horticulture NZ for a national food security policy focused on the threat to food production from urban sprawl. Chief Executive Katherine Rich says concerns raised by Horticulture NZ at the effect urban development is having on prized horticulture land, particularly land that used to grow local vegetables, are well founded. “Horticulture NZ says we have lost about 10,000 hectares of horticulture land to housing in just 15 years ... more

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FSANZ: Call for submissions on method of analysis for resistant starch

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an application to include a method of analysis for resistant starch as a fibre in the Food Standards Code (the Code). Resistant starch, which is dietary fibre as defined in the Code, is naturally present in starchy foods including cereals, corn, legumes, fruits and vegetables and resists digestion when consumed by healthy individuals. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Mark Booth said, “The proposed ... more

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New Consultation: Proposed operational code for processing bee products

MPI is seeking feedback on the proposed Operational Code Processing of Bee products by Friday 17 November 2017. It's been developed to help secondary processors of edible bee products comply with the requirements of the Animal Products Act 1999. It's been developed mainly for processors operating a risk management programme (RMP). The documents for review and a submissions template are now available on the MPI website: ... more

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Demand for Kidscan Food in-School programme doubles in five years

In 2005 when KidsCan started it was providing food and clothing items to 40 low decile schools, this year it’s helping 675 schools. KidsCan CEO Julie Chapman says the charity now feeds nearly 30,000 children a week in 16 regions across New Zealand, which works out (on average) to 21 percent of the KidsCan schools’ roll. That’s up from just 11% five years ago. “The increase in the need for food support is significant. If this continues, in another five years ... more

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TalentNZ: Start with skills but end with qualified

The open letter signed this week by 100 companies has been applauded by the industry training organisation for the nation’s booming service sectors, ServiceIQ. But it wants a postscript. “Tourism is New Zealand’s leading source of overseas income, yet it’s crying out for talented people,” says ServiceIQ chief executive Dean Minchington. “The same applies to hospitality and retail. An insistence on someone holding a tertiary qualification to land a ... more

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FSANZ: Call for submissions on a new processing aid

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an application to allow the use of protein glutaminase as a processing aid. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Mark Booth said the enzyme is used to enhance protein solubility in various applications such as baking, pasta/noodle making, milk, dairy meat, fish, grain processing, yeast products and egg based products. “The enzyme improves emulsification, foam stabilisation and gelling and decreases flavour fade ... more

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