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FSANZ: Call for submissions on proposed changes to cost recovery arrangements

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has released a consultation paper on proposed changes to its cost recovery arrangements. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said thorough reviews of the Agency’s cost recovery arrangements have found that present charges do not reflect the real cost of services that attract a fee. “The proposed changes to our cost recovery methodology align with government policy and ensure that the Agency meets its statutory ... more

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Food giants sign Healthy Kids Pledge

New Zealand food companies Fonterra and Nestle are the first fast moving consumer goods companies to sign up to the Ministry of Health’s Healthy Kids Pledge, which was published this week. New Zealand Food and Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich says the industry commends the companies for their leadership and their longstanding commitment to producing and promoting good nutrition. “While Fonterra and Nestle have led the way, I have no doubt that many other New ... more

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Industry, media ‘must ensure consumers get food facts’

The food industry and the media have a responsibility to ensure consumers are receiving information about food based on fact, not fads and hearsay, say two public relations practitioners. Jane Dodd and Adelle Keely say in an FGC Leaders Series video interview that there is so much information available that it’s hard for consumers to decide what’s right. “There’s fads here and there, and one minute fat is the enemy, then sugar is the enemy, and what am I to do ... more

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Consumer NZ’s Bad Taste Food Awards ’winners’ announced

Consumer NZ has announced the “winners” of its inaugural Bad Taste Food Awards. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said the awards were launched to call out food marketers’ claims that represent products as being healthier choices than they really are. Ms Chetwin said the awards received more than 200 nominations from consumers. Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain was a standout among this year’s winners, receiving the most nominations (63). “What ... more

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Floating new ideas for cleaner waterways

Latest technology adopted by Fonterra and the Department of Conservation’s (DOC) partnership Living Water, is proving a success in cleaning up water ways. Developed by Massey University, the floating treatment wetlands consist of native wetland plants, tethered to buoyant mats or ‘rafts’ that sit on the water surface. Capable of removing large amounts of nutrients, the rafts filter water in drains and runoff before it hits our waterways. Living Water ... more

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Claire Turnbull pledges high animal welfare

Ever wondered where your meat and eggs come from? A farm surely, but have you thought about what kind of farm, where that farm is, and how the animals are treated? This is part of the reason why nutritionist Claire Turnbull has signed up to become one of the SPCA Blue Tick® goodwill ambassadors and is now encouraging people to take the high animal welfare pledge. Last week the SPCA Blue Tick® launched its second ‘Feel good about high animal welfare’ digital ... more

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New Zealand’s sustainable wine production takes centre stage in LA

New Zealand Winegrowers’ Sustainable Because video has received three category nominations at this year’s Annual Taste Awards in Los Angeles, California. “The short documentary created by WINERAM Productions cleverly encapsulates the reasons why sustainability is important to so many New Zealand wine producers” said Sarah Szegota, Communications Manager at New Zealand Winegrowers. “Not only are the category nominations testament to the skill of ... more

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Fonterra gearing up to electronically trace dairy goodness from farm to market

Fonterra’s Trusted Goodness quality seal makes a promise to all the families who eat and drink our products and all the customers who use our products that they can trust us. Today, as more products cross borders and consumers put more and more store in value of good nutrition, there is a growing demand for information about what goes into our food and for reassurance that it is produced with a great deal of care. To achieve this, we will have total electronic product traceability ... more

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Take the SPCA Blue Tick® pledge to improve farm animal welfare

Mindful consumers concerned for the welfare of animals involved in the production of their food are encouraged to pledge to ‘go SPCA Blue Tick®’ to show their support for high animal welfare. SPCA Blue Tick® high animal welfare standards go beyond, often meaningless marketing terms such as ‘free range’ or ‘free to roam’ which is not regulated and just a style of farming with no assurance of high animal welfare. The SPCA Blue Tick® ... more

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Fonterra welcomes China FTA upgrade

Fonterra has welcomed Prime Minister John Key's announcement at APEC of the launch of China NZ FTA upgrade negotiations. The announcement followed a positive bilateral meeting between Trade Minister Todd McClay and Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng. Fonterra Chairman John Wilson said, "The upgrade of the FTA provides an opportunity to strengthen the already strong dairy relationship between New Zealand and China. I am pleased that the leadership of both countries recognise ... more

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