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Fonterra ordered to pay Danone $183m over infant formula scare

Fonterra Cooperative Group has been ordered to pay 105 million euros ($183 million) in damages to Danone over "food safety failures" in 2013, following arbitration in Singapore. In a statement, Danone said it "welcomes this arbitration decision as a guarantee that the lessons from the crisis will not be forgotten." The French food giant sued Fonterra, seeking damages of up to 630 million euros, over the whey protein concentrate contamination in 2013. Fonterra ... more

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Fonterra requests trading halt with Danone decision due

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited (for itself and on behalf of Fonterra Shareholders’ Fund) has requested an immediate trading halt to be applied to their respective securities on: 1. the ASX; 2. NZX Main Board/Debt Market; and 3. the Fonterra Shareholders Market. This request has been made to give Fonterra time to consider the outcome of its arbitration with Danone regarding Fonterra’s 2013 whey protein concentrate precautionary recall. Fonterra ... more

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Salmon sales surge as Kiwis crave the finer things in life says New Zealand's leading cafe group

The Coffee Club, one of the country’s fastest growing café brands, says that more Kiwis than ever before are enjoying salmon dishes when they dine out. The ingredient is quickly becoming a firm favourite for many consumers, regardless of whether they’re eating breakfast, lunch or dinner. The Coffee Club, which has more than 60 stores around New Zealand, is expecting to get through 7000kg of smoked salmon this year, up 500kg from last year. That’s an increase of ... more

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Consumer NZ’s Bad Taste Food Awards winners announced

Consumer NZ has announced this year’s recipients of the Bad Taste Food Awards. Consumer NZ chief executive Sue Chetwin said the awards were launched to highlight food companies marketing their products as healthier choices than they really are. Ms Chetwin said many of the products nominated for this year’s awards were full of sugar, yet carried claims designed to make them appeal to health-conscious consumers, such as “no artificial sweeteners”, ... more

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Food labels have minor impact

Nutrition labels showcasing healthy foods have no significant impact on New Zealanders' food choices, according to latest research. "Their effect is pretty small and limited to shoppers already interested in healthy eating," says leading nutrition expert, Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu of the University of Auckland. However, labels affect industry behaviour, with most labelled products reformulated to make them healthier (e.g. less salt, more fibre) as a result of adoption. ... more

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Commercial fishers agree to extend Hawke's Bay area closure

The commercial fishing industry will again support the closure of 237 square kilometres of ocean off Hawke's Bay this summer. The voluntary measure, agreed between Napier Fishermen’s Association and LegaSea Hawke's Bay is supported by Fisheries Inshore New Zealand (FINZ) and the Ministry for Primary Industries. The area, known as Springs Box, is due east of Napier Port and to the north of Cape Kidnappers. It was originally closed to commercial fishing for the summers of ... more

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Heinz Wattie’s seeks clearance to acquire certain assets of Cerebos Gregg’s

The Commerce Commission has received an application from H. J. Heinz Company (New Zealand) Limited (Heinz Wattie’s) seeking clearance to acquire the food and instant coffee business of Cerebos Gregg’s Limited (Cerebos Gregg’s). The ultimate parent company of Heinz Wattie’s is the Kraft Heinz Company, a public company listed on the NASDAQ whose core products are beverages, cheese, convenience foods, dairy foods, and snack foods. In New Zealand Heinz Wattie’s ... more

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Silver Fern Farms announces new Chief Executive

Silver Fern Farms’ Board of Directors has appointed Simon Limmer as its new Chief Executive. Silver Fern Farms Co-Chair Rob Hewett says Mr Limmer has an excellent set of skills and experience to continue the strong progress Silver Fern Farms has been making as a leading red meat food company. “The Board is excited by the leadership Simon will bring to Silver Fern Farms. Simon comes with deep commercial experience in the food, manufacturing and service sectors both here in ... more

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Villa Maria’s passion for organic winemaking pays off

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Organic Hawkes Bay Merlot 2016 was awarded the Bayleys Real Estate Champion Merlot, Cabernet and Blends Trophy at the prestigious Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2017 on Saturday night. “This result validates our belief that not only is organic management great for the health of our vineyards, it’s also producing high quality wine”, said Nick Picone, Villa Maria Group Chief Winemaker. Villa Maria’s journey into organics ... more

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Chardonnay shines at 2017 Air New Zealand Wine Awards

A Marlborough Chardonnay has won the top prize at the 2017 Air New Zealand Wine Awards. The Isabel Chardonnay Marlborough 2016 won the prestigious Air New Zealand Champion Wine of the Show trophy, as well as the Rabobank Champion Chardonnay trophy, at an Art Deco inspired awards dinner in Hawke’s Bay last night. Chair of Judges Warren Gibson said the Isabel Chardonnay Marlborough 2016 was a very classy example of the Chardonnay in this year’s competition. “It has a ... more

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