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EU meat producers launch farm-to-fork initiative for NZ consumers

A new initiative from European Beef and Pork has been launched to help give New Zealand consumers transparency over the food safety and ethical standards of the imported products. In an age of growing consumer awareness about the way our food is produced, a production concept that assures animal welfare and safe preparation is being championed by the EU meat industry. The European Union’s new farm-to-fork programme was created to assure the public that beef and pork has met high ... more

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Cereal lovers breakfast for Starship Children’s Hospital

Thanks to Kiwi cereal lovers, Starship Foundation has received a donation of nearly $7,000. Kellogg’s NZ has donated $6,700 to New Zealand’s national children’s hospital as a result of an instore campaign in association with Starship Foundation’s Five Star Partner, New World. New World shoppers were encouraged to put their empty Kellogg’s packs in donation bins installed in participating stores across the country. For every pack returned, a $1 ... more

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More real food from Loaf - BlissBites!

We’re always being told the key to healthy eating is to be prepared and have healthy snack options on hand. In an ideal world you would have been to your local raw food supplier and stocked up on your LSA, cacao and gojis and would have stood at the kitchen bench for an inordinate amount of time rolling your very own bliss bite creations. Snap to the real world and you’re starving, have 5 minutes to the next meeting/pick up and the vending machine is looking like your only ... more

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NZ Food & Grocery Council elects first female chair

The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council has its first female Chair with the election today of Veronique Cremades-Mathis. Mrs Cremades-Mathis is Country Manager of Nestlé NZ. She replaces Pierre van Heerden, of Sanitarium, who steps down after completing his three-year term. Mrs Cremades-Mathis has more than 25 years’ experience in the food and beverage industry, being responsible for corporate and product development functions in Europe, key Nestlé accounts ... more

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Hipgroup opens The Good Grocer at Kohimarama Beach

Locally sourced goodness. That’s the slogan of a brand new grocery store which has just swung open its doors to a welcoming community at Kohimarama Beach. The Good Grocer, by successful Auckland hospitality company Hipgroup, could look more at home in a neighbourhood of Rome than opposite the beach on Tamaki Drive, except that everything inside is strictly New Zealand grown or made. Nothing is imported. Loaves of ciabatta and sourdough, baked fresh by Hipgroup’s very ... more

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NZ in a jar: Mother Earth spreads into jam

New Zealand grows some of the world’s finest fruit, so it’s only natural that Mother Earth would use delicious, juicy New Zealand fruit in their first ever jam and marmalade range. Made in small batches and using simple recipes for a truly homemade taste, Mother Earth’s new range is packed full of high quality fruit sourced from across the country. Mother Earth Senior Brand Manager, Lyn O’Sullivan says, “Our new line-up of flavoursome jams and ... more

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Newcomers Arrosta win bronze at Aussie Coffee Awards

After just 5 months roasting beans Arrosta Coffee wins bronze in Australian International coffee Olympics The team at Arrosta Coffee is celebrating after winning a bronze medal at the 2016 Australian International Coffee Awards for their most favourite and popular coffee, the Arrosta House Blend. This is the first time the owners of the Manawatu business, Simon and Kirsty Fowler, have entered the prestigious competition - after 8 years in business but just 5 months of roasting ... more

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Food prices fall in Feb, led by cheap summer fruit and veg

Food prices fell 0.6 percent in February 2016, Statistics New Zealand said today. This was influenced by falls across a range of foods, and led by seasonally lower fruit and vegetable prices. After adjusting for seasonal effects, food prices rose 0.2 percent. Vegetable prices fell 2.7 percent, led by lower prices for tomatoes, onions, and celery. After seasonal adjustment, vegetable prices fell 1.2 percent. Fruit prices fell 2.5 percent, with lower prices for apples and grapes – ... more

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High energy superfood for better health

Lifestream launches Certified Organic SPROUTED SUPERFOODS Lifestream International has launched a high-energy, certified organic superfood made from a pure blend of the 12 most nutritious sprouts available. Certified Organic SPROUTED SUPERFOODS is a highly nutrient dense, plant-based, absorbable wholefood supplement, formulated to support a healthy heart, digestion, glucose metabolism and free radical scavenging (anti-ageing). It is a concentrated blend of amaranth, quinoa, millet, ... more

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Kumara Fusion creates new deli category

New Zealand owned brand, Kumara Fusion, has broken new ground in the deli category with the launch of its smooth, naturally sweet, low-fat kumara blend. The product range, which will be available in supermarkets from 11 March, is the first of its kind in New Zealand. Packed in 130g tubs, Kumara Fusion offers a healthy, sophisticated alternative to other dips, pastes and spreads. It is dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and contains no added preservatives or colours. Kumara Fusion ... more

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