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Wine industry welcomes new legislation

News of the passing of the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Amendment Bill in parliament last night has been welcomed by New Zealand Winegrowers. “The Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act will be a significant advance for the New Zealand wine industry,” said New Zealand Winegrowers CEO, Philip Gregan. “Our ‘Geographical Indications’ - the names and places where our wines come from - are at the very heart of the New Zealand wine ... more

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FSANZ: Call for submissions on minor changes to the Food Standards Code

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on a minor proposal to make minor changes to the Food Standards Code. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said the proposal sought to correct typographical errors, inconsistencies and formatting issues, and to update references. “The proposed amendments are all relatively minor in nature. No potential public health and safety concerns have been identified,” Mr McCutcheon said. ... more

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New research: what's in our fridges?

New figures show New Zealanders are increasingly health-conscious Sugar-sweetened drinks are getting a lot of attention in the obesity debate, however a new infographic launched today by the New Zealand Beverage Council shares insights into the everyday products that make up Kiwis’ trolleys – and they are not as sugary as one might think. The first beverage to make an appearance is milk at #43, while the first soft drink in the average New Zealander’s trolley ... more

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FSANZ: Call for submissions on an alternative source of DHA for infant formula

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) has called for submissions on an alternative source of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) for use in infant formula products. FSANZ Chief Executive Officer Steve McCutcheon said the Applicant, DSM Nutritional Products, is seeking approval of an alternative DHA oil derived from Schizochytrium sp. (DHA-B) to be added to infant formula products at levels consistent with other DHA oils already approved in the Food Standards Code. ... more

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Food industry welcomes report on advertising to children

The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council welcomes the report on the review of the Children’s Code for Advertising Food and the Code for Advertising to Children. The panel, led by Sir Bruce Robertson, has completed its thorough review of the Advertising Standards Authority Children’s Codes and recommended tighter restrictions in some areas. FGC Chief Executive Katherine Rich says food and grocery manufacturers recognise the need to protect children and will support the ... more

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Food industry farewells Heart Tick and thanks Heart Foundation

The NZ Food and Grocery Council laments the retiring of the Heart Foundation’s Tick rating on packaged foods and praises the contribution the programme has made to healthy food messages over the decades. “I’m saddened by this move but I fully understand the Heart Foundation’s reasoning behind it,” says Chief Executive Katherine Rich. “The nutrition landscape is undergoing constant change, as evidenced by the introduction of the Health Star Rating ... more

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Heart Foundation retires Tick programme

Twenty-five years after it was launched to help consumers make healthier food choices, the Heart Foundation’s Tick will be gradually phased out next year. Tick Programme Manager Deb Sue said the Heart Foundation had decided to retire the Tick programme, due to changes occurring across the nutrition landscape in New Zealand. “While the Tick is moving off the shelves, the Heart Foundation will continue to own the trademark and be a trusted voice in the food space through our ... more

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Retail NZ and supermarket obesity pledge applauded

Retail NZ, Foodstuffs, Progressive Enterprises, Moore Wilson, and Bin Inn are to be congratulated for pledging to work on initiatives under the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan, says the NZ Food and Grocery Council. Chief Executive Katherine Rich says Retail NZ’s Pledge on Reducing Childhood Obesity, which the retailers have signed up to, sends exactly the right message. “This is a powerful statement from four of New Zealand’s biggest grocery retailers. It ... more

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FIZZ campaigners should change logo, says FGC

FIZZ campaigners need to seriously consider changing the new “No Sugary Drinks” logo launched at yesterday’s campaign rally, says Katherine Rich, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council. “That logo looks almost identical in shape and colour to iconic curved Coke bottle silhouette pictures that can be found on the internet. It’s not fair that they’re singling out one drink in their campaign. “FGC welcomes discussion about ... more

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FIZZ launches 'no sugary drinks' logo

New Zealand’s first “no sugary drinks logo” has been unveiled at an event in Wellington today. The logo comprises a circle with the words “sugary drink” around the silhouette of a bottle and the word “No”. It’s available for free for display in schools, businesses, workplaces, public spaces and event venues. It was unveiled at today’s FIZZ symposium – “Toward a sugary drink-free Aotearoa”. FIZZ is a group of ... more

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