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Another orange roughy success story

An orange roughy fishery south of Stewart Island has been given the green light to reopen after 19 years. In 1998, the seafood industry agreed to cease fishing in the ORH3B Puysegur area to rest the fishery to allow stocks to rebuild. Over the past 19 years the industry has contracted a number of research surveys from NIWA and CSIRO to monitor the rebuild and to inform a new stock assessment in 2017. Deepwater Group chief executive, George Clement, says this stock has now rebuilt to ... more

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FSANZ: Call for submissions on GM canola line application

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an application seeking to permit food from a genetically modified (GM) canola line that produces an omega-3 fatty acid. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Mark Booth said the line (developed by CSIRO and Nuseed Pty Ltd) was modified to produce the long chain fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the seed. “The applicant has stated that this canola line could provide an alternate source of DHA ... more

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Fishing operators recognised for their commitment to protecting seabirds from being harmed on vessels

Photo: Diane Brooks and Mike Smith of Altair Fishing Limited, Nelson, accept the 2017 Seabird Smart Award. The winners of this year’s Seabird Smart Awards are leading the way when it comes to protecting seabirds says Bill Mansfield, the Chair of the Southern Seabird Solutions Trust. The Seabird Smart Awards aim to recognise commercial and recreational fishers for outstanding leadership and commitment to looking after New Zealand seabirds. The Award winners were announced by ... more

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Oritain Global expands into Australian market

Following a boom in demand for its forensic verification and traceability services, Oritain Global Ltd is expanding once again, this time into the Australian market. Oritain is a global leader in using forensic science to determine food, fibre and pharmaceutical provenance. Its unique services protect the reputation of its customers by identifying and mitigating well-known risks in the supply chain. The company already has some significant Australian customers on its books, including ... more

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Grocery exporters get access to Aust code of conduct training

New Zealand companies exporting to Australia can now access an online course on the Australian Food and Grocery Code of Conduct, under a special arrangement between the NZ Food and Grocery Council and retail marketing and strategy company NextGen. The Code introduces a new regime for fair dealing in the industry, and has the potential to improve trading relationships between retailers and suppliers, including New Zealand suppliers. The course supports suppliers’ understanding of ... more

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Star ratings encourage production of healthier foods

The voluntary Health Star Rating is encouraging manufacturers to create healthier foods, surveys of more than 44,000 New Zealand supermarket products over a three-year period have shown. The survey was part of the study: Effects of a Voluntary Front-of-Pack Nutrition Labelling System on Packaged Food Reformulation: The Health Star Rating System in New Zealand conducted by University of Auckland academics and published in the journal Nutrients. Lead researcher Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu ... more

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Talley’s skipjack tuna gets tick of sustainability

New Zealand¹s main skipjack tuna purse seine fishery has been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) as being sustainably managed. The certification covers the Talley’s Group Limited (Talley’s) fleet of two large purse seiners, is valid for five years, and allows skipjack to be sold under MSC's ‘blue tick' of sustainability. Talley’s operations manager Andy Smith said skipjack purse seining in New Zealand waters is an environmentally ... more

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Consumer NZ: no nutritional benefits for milk in light-proof bottles

Despite claims light-proofed containers protect the vitamins in milk, Consumer NZ testing reveals there’s little difference in nutrient content between major milk brands. Fonterra-owned Anchor launched light-proof bottles four years ago, in response to research showing “light can cause damage to vitamin B2 and A”, the company said on its website. Anchor stated: “This isn’t good. Why? Well, because vitamin A is important in aiding healthy eyesight and ... more

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Food and Grocery Council: Sanitarium must be allowed to protect its brand

Sanitarium, like any other trademark holder, has little choice but to protect its brand, says NZ Food and Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich. "They’re in a difficult position because the product Weetabix, imported by online retailer A Little Bit of Britain, is clearly similar to Weet-Bix – there’s a one-letter difference. "Sanitarium has held the rights to the Weet-Bix brand since 1928. It’s one of New Zealand’s strongest and ... more

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FSANZ: Call for submissions on genetically modified rice application

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an application to permit a genetically modified rice line that produces a form of provitamin A. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Mark Booth said the International Rice Research Institute (a non-government humanitarian organisation) applied to include the rice—sometimes referred to as Golden Rice—in the Code. “The institute is seeking to grow the rice in developing countries to address severe ... more

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