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Food manufacturers have obligation over safety and information on packs

Food manufacturers have an obligation not only to make sure their products are safe but also to give consumers as much information about them as possible, says Len Croudis, Country Manager for SunRice. He was speaking about food safety leadership in the latest FGC Leaders Series video. “We have an obligation to make sure that what we put out there is safe and right for the consumer. “Ideally, the company too should have things on their packaging around websites so ... more

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New grower Board members elected to HortNZ

Two new grower board members have been elected to the Horticulture New Zealand board. Northland kiwifruit grower David Kelly has been re-elected for what will be his third and final term. Hawke’s Bay’s Hugh Ritchie will be a newcomer to the board. Hugh is managing director of Drumpeel Farms. He grows various crops including cereals, seed, and process vegetables. They have each been appointed to serve for a three year term, beginning on August 4. ... more

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Bayer Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year 2016 announced

Congratulations to Brenton O’Riley who became the Bayer Marlborough Young Viticulturist of the Year 2016 on Friday 24 June. O’Riley has worked at Giesen Wines for the last few years as Viticultural Technician and credits his time and experience there as helping him gain some of the high level knowledge and skills required to win the competition. He is due to start a new job at Pernod Ricard in a grower liaison role at the beginning of next month. This is the ... more

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Dr Mark Goodwin recognised - going 'in to bat' for the bees

Photograph courtesy Apiculture New Zealand: Dr Mark Goodwin (left) receiving the Peter Molan Award from Barry Foster of Apiculture New Zealand For almost thirty years Dr Mark Goodwin has been protecting the kingdoms of queens and the health of their loyal subjects, often during times of foreign invasion. But while the realms he has dedicated his career to are small, their influence on the world is significant. Dr Goodwin is a scientist at Plant & Food Research specialising in honey ... more

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Horticulture welcomes Bruce Wills as new Board member

Former Federated Farmers president Bruce Wills has been appointed to the position of independent board director for Horticulture New Zealand. The Hawke’s Bay hill country farmer was appointed after an extensive selection process. Bruce joins the board of seven elected grower representatives and one other independent director. He has been appointed for a three year term which starts from 1 July 2016. “I am thrilled with this appointment and I believe Bruce will ... more

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Summerfruit NZ announces new Chairman

Chief executive Marie Dawkins and new chairman Tim Jones with Gary Bennetts at Summerfruit NZ’s conference dinner in Queenstown. - Photo by Dianne King. Summerfruit New Zealand has announced that Tim Jones has been elected as the new chairman of its Board with Roger Brownlie as the new vice chairman. At the Board meeting held at the Queenstown conference last week, Gary Bennetts stepped down as chairman, but remains as a director for the next three-year term. Tim was ... more

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Personalising health and safety strengthened people-first culture

Personalising health and safety was one way an FMCG leader was able to strengthen the strong people-first culture in two companies he was responsible for. Craig Cotton, former Country Manager of Independent Liquor and former Chief Executive of the Better Drinks Company (and now an aspiring grocery with Foodstuffs), says in an FGC Leaders Series video that the culture around the businesses was to put people first. “To really reinforce how important the culture around our ... more

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FMCG industry ‘making significant progress’ eliminating safety risks

The food and grocery industry is making significant progress in eliminating safety risks across the supply chain, says Griffins Foods Chief Executive Alison Barrass. She was speaking in the latest FGC Leaders Series video. Health and safety legislation encourages industries to eliminate risk, as opposed to mitigating or managing it, and that’s “a really challenging aspect for the grocery industry, where a significant amount of risk is caused by the manual handling of volume ... more

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Top chefs join forces to showcase fine NZ dining

Photo: Rex Morgan and Shaun Clouston Foodies will be flocking to Wellington in July for the first in a series of degustation dinners prepared by some of the country’s best chefs. The first of the ‘Joining Forces - Ōra King Chef Collaboration Series’ dinners is at famed Wellington eatery Logan Brown on July 6. Further events are planned in Christchurch and Auckland later in the year. The concept is to showcase fine New Zealand dining in leading local ... more

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Mark Southon set to be judge at Supreme Pie Awards

Executive Chef, Mark Southon, is set to be a judge at the 20th Bakels NZ Supreme Pie Awards. One of the finest chefs in the country, Southon won ‘Outstanding Chef of 2013’ at the 2013 Lewisham Awards. After training at many Michelin starred establishments in Europe, Southon embarked on his culinary tour down under and landed a prestigious position at Vue de Monde, Australia’s top restaurant. His illustrious career continued in New Zealand working in ... more

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