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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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Fonterra Brands Takanini hosts senior school students for a site visit

Students and teacher from Saint Kentigern College In August, Fonterra Brands Takanini hosted site visits by senior students and teachers from Rosehill College, Alfriston College and Saint Kentigern College, to give them an insight into science, technology and engineering careers in the food processing industry. NZIFST, Massey University and Futureintech helped the company with organisation and resources. The visitors met team members with science, technology and engineering ... 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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2017 Bragato Wine Awards to be a single vineyard wine competition

A 13 strong judging team is gearing up to review over 500 wines entered in this year’s Bragato Wine Awards. The twist on this year’s Awards is that all wines entered must be single vineyard wines, a first in the competition’s 23 year history. “We’ve worked hard in past few years to enable the Bragato Wine Awards to evolve into a single vineyard show”, says Ben Glover, Chair of Judges and Owner/Winemaker of Glover Family Vineyards. “The Bragato ... more

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Pioneering organic wine duo lead the way with Champion Trophy win

The Darling Wines has been awarded the “Champion Sauvignon Blanc Trophy” at the recent 2017 Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show held in Sydney. In its 22nd year, the Australian & New Zealand Boutique Wine Show allows entries from Australian and New Zealand wineries that produce up to 250 tonnes of grapes. Head judge and leading Australian wine writer Huon Hooke along with the expert tasting panel including two Masters of Wine awarded the Champion ... more

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Concours National des Jeunes Chefs Rôtisseurs de la Nouvelle-Zélande

Sunday, August 6, 2017 Le Cordon Bleu, Wellington, New Zealand Every other year New Zealand hosts a competition within the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs members to select a national representative to compete at the International Jeunes Chefs Competition. The purpose of this competition is to encourage and promote the culinary expertise of young Chefs Rôtisseurs in the tradition of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs by exposing them to a competitive environment with their ... more

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Emirates celebrates nine years of the A380 service as newly revamped Onboard Lounge takes to the skies

Emirates’ newly revamped A380 Onboard Lounge has made its operational debut on a flight from Dubai to Kuala Lumpur, marking the 9th anniversary of the airline’s award-winning A380 service. Emirates has been operating A380 aircraft to New Zealand since 2009 and all four daily New Zealand flights are now served by A380s. The Onboard Lounge was first introduced on 1 August, 2008 and has since become a mainstay of Emirates’ double decker aircraft. Now in its 9th year, ... more

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Interesting facts and figures about the 2017 Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year National Final

With the Bayer Young Viticulturist of the Year 2017 National Final looming closer (29th August 2017 at Villa Maria) the contestants are well into study mode, researching their projects, writing budgets, revising a wide range of subjects such as pests & diseases, soil nutrition, pruning, trellising and tractor skills to name but a few. Each of them is very determined to be this year’s winner. Here are some interesting facts about the competition: · 2017 ... more

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Unavoidable olive oil price rises on the horizon for NZ consumers

The price of olive oil is set to rise in the coming months and it’s unavoidable due to poor Mediterranean harvests creating an international shortfall, says Sam Aitken, managing director of William Aitken & Co – importer of market leader Lupi olive oil. “Mediterranean growers have been hit with a number of things that have impacted on their yields and ability to supply. The latest being the severe drought that Southern Europe is enduring,” says Mr Aitken. ... 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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