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Food Act registrations deadline looms

Companies that make non-shelf stable items and food importers, and which haven’t registered under the new Food Act, have just two weeks to do so before possibly facing fines for non-compliance, says the NZ Food and Grocery Council. This includes companies that make or process: · nuts and seeds, including businesses that roast coffee beans, roast, salt or coat nuts or seeds, or make products like nut bars or trail mix. · food for vulnerable ... more

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Food prices up 2.4 percent in May; vegetable prices up 31 percent over the year

Monthly food prices up, led by higher vegetable prices Food prices rose 2.4 percent in May 2017, with all food subgroups rising, Stats NZ said today. After seasonal adjustment, food prices rose 1.6 percent. Fruit and vegetable prices rose 8.2 percent, with higher vegetable prices up 16 percent (up 11 percent after seasonal adjustment). Prices for lettuce, tomatoes, and kumara all rose in May. Fruit prices fell 3.1 percent, with lower prices for mandarins and kiwifruit partly offset by ... more

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Pic's Really Good Peanut Butter spreads around the world

They like their peanuts, but peanut butter is a puzzling Western delicacy to the Chinese, according to an exporter who has just struck a deal there. Pic's Really Good Peanut Butter has been growing fast since its inception 10 years ago, when founder Pic Picot began selling it for a bit of extra income at the Nelson market. Having found its way into mainstream supermarkets in New Zealand and Australia, Pic's is now breaking into the United Kingdom, United States and Chinese markets. ... more

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Foodstuffs announces early ban on plastic microbeads for World Oceans Day

· New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square will be microbead free from 1 July 2017 · 12 months ahead of schedule as mandated by Government · Announcement ahead of World Oceans Day, June 8 · Suppliers jumped on board to be part of the positive environmental change For World Oceans Day Foodstuffs has announced that its supermarkets, which include New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square, will be microbead-free ... more

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Seasonal fruit packed with natural goodness

Eating fresh fruit is a natural, easy way to boost wellness during winter, says 5+ A Day. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercising regularly will help to ward off sniffles and sneezes during the coldest months. Seasonal fruit, such as mandarins, oranges and lemons, taste great as well as being good sources of vitamins and minerals to help the immune system do its job well. Here are some quick tips on how seasonal produce can aid in boosting immunity, while adding a burst of ... more

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Donovans' toasted twist to a Kiwi favourite

New Zealand owned and made chocolate company Donovans has paid homage to a true Kiwi classic with their new version of coconut rough - Toasted Coconut Clusters. The new indulgent treat combines Donovans 35% milk chocolate with toasted coconut thread. It joins the popular Donovans New Zealand line up of Clusters, with other local Kiwi treats like Rocky Road Clusters and Hokey Pokey Clusters. The new Cluster has been created for Kiwi taste buds, NZ Marketing Manager Caroline Potter ... more

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Country of origin bill could affect family food budget, says FGC

The Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill proposes major problems for popular and basic parts of the family food budget, NZ Food and Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich said today. Mrs Rich appeared before a parliamentary select committee hearing submissions on the bill. “We absolutely support country of origin labelling on a voluntary basis and our members provide this information to consumers already. “But expressing support for ... more

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Bluebird® captures over 100 years of rivalry between New Zealand and Britain

It’s Bluebird® vs Walkers®, Chips vs Crisps, New Zealand vs Britain, as these two rugby nations go head to head in June and July. The two countries have been clashing on the rugby field for over 100 years, and with the release of Bluebird® Lamb and Mint potato chips, and Walkers® Prawn Cocktail potato chips, the deep rivalry between rugby fans is set to reach new heights. “New Zealanders are extremely passionate about this deeply-rooted rivalry and ... more

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Whittaker’s ‘The Full Eighty’ celebrates the upcoming feast of rugby

Whittaker’s are getting behind the All Blacks as they take on the touring Lions team with the release of a new limited-edition product, ‘The Full Eighty’. Packed full of delicious ingredients, it’s a tribute to the staying-power of our national team. Whittaker’s ‘The Full Eighty’ combines Whittaker’s 5 Roll Refined Creamy Milk Chocolate with banana, cranberry, peanuts and protein puffs. It comes in a range of sizes for fans to treat ... more

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Most Trusted Brands, 2017, revealed

The love affair between New Zealanders and Whittaker’s is both sweet and enduring. The results of the Reader’s Digest annual Most Trusted Brands survey are out, and for the sixth consecutive year, Whittaker’s has been voted Most Trusted Brand of all brands surveyed. The family business, which has been making high-quality chocolate for more than 120 years, was also voted Most Iconic Brand, and won the confectionery category accolade too. As one Wellingtonian male said ... more

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