Tamara’s Thoughts: This is how the cookie crumbles . . .
September 27th, 2012

Tamara’s Thoughts: This is how the cookie crumbles . . .

I love buying frozen veges that proudly proclaim to be “Grown in New Zealand”, but there is something mysterious in some of the muesli bars and cookies I found this week.

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Keith’s Take: Time’s up for the godfathers of olive oil
May 24th, 2012

Keith’s Take: Time’s up for the godfathers of olive oil

Integrity is obviously not considered to be an asset in the olive oil business, given the response of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council to the latest revelations on TV One’s Fair Go programme that most extra virgin olive oils did not meet international EVO standards.

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Tamara’s Thoughts: When global giants change for good
May 24th, 2012

Tamara’s Thoughts: When global giants change for good

With annual sales of about US$5 billion in 2010/11, Zurich-based Barry Callebaut is the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate. Callebaut is present in 27 countries, operates around 40 production facilities and employs about 6000 people.

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Keith’s Take: Who knows what is local?
May 8th, 2012

Keith’s Take: Who knows what is local?

Recent news items about local foods raise an interesting question in this age of demanding food fashions. First there was healthy food, then along came specialist health food, and then food for the dietarily challenged, who have an abnormal reaction to nuts or cheese or meat or gluten, while all the time newly adopted nasties, from saturated fats to sugar and empty calories, gave food choice an extra dimension of danger.

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Kiwis assured their beef and lamb is from New Zealand
May 7th, 2012

Kiwis assured their beef and lamb is from New Zealand

Recent changes in Australia have seen a proposal from Australian government to extend country of origin labelling to unpackaged beef, sheep and chicken meat approved by Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ).

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Consumer advocacy wants meat origin specified
September 12th, 2011

Consumer advocacy wants meat origin specified

The Australian consumer advocacy organisation CHOICE wants all meat products sold in Australia to be subject to the same country of origin labelling as other foods.

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Beef + Lamb quality mark guarantees New Zealand origin
July 15th, 2011

Beef + Lamb quality mark guarantees New Zealand origin

The New Zealand Beef and Lamb Quality Mark symbol is only granted to product derived from animals produced in New Zealand.

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Woolworths commits to country of origin for fruit and veg
May 13th, 2011

Woolworths commits to country of origin for fruit and veg

Woolworths in Australia has committed to labelling all fresh fruit and vegetables in its stores with country of origin labels.

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Report recommends new food labelling regime in Australia and NZ
January 31st, 2011

Report recommends new food labelling regime in Australia and NZ

An independent review of food labelling regulations in Australia and New Zealand presented its report to the Australian Federal, State and Territory Governments on Friday, January 28.

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December 14th, 2010

Europe moves to regulate ingredient origin labelling

Food manufacturers selling their products into EU markets are likely to have a new regime of label regulations governing the source of some of their ingredients. On Friday 10 December the European Commission tabled a proposed regulation that will make country of origin labelling compulsory for some food additives.

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December 5th, 2010

Europe commits all lamb to ‘country of origin’ labelling

The European Union is expected to announce a new agreement that will make compulsory ‘country of origin’ labelling for all lamb sold in Europe.

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November 25th, 2010

Country of Origin meat labelling now standard in UK supermarkets

The British Food and Drink Federation (FDF) has announced that voluntary country of origin labelling for meat has been accepted by all major supermarket chains in the United Kingdom.

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