The Food and Grocery Council has come out in support of the new food label regime on nutrition claims, saying that it will be good for both local consumers and exporters.
The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council applauds George Weston Foods for the launch of the ‘Nourish Our Kids’ programme for low decile schools, says Chief Executive Katherine Rich.
The suggestion by the Otago-Southland Coroner of health warnings on soft drinks was no doubt well intentioned, but shows a lack of understanding of New Zealand’s food regulatory system, NZ Food & Grocery Council CEO Katherine Rich says.
The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council (NZFGC) has backed the recent decision by Australian and New Zealand food safety ministers to regulate health and nutrition claims on food labelling.
The Food & Grocery Council (FGC) is welcoming a significant drop in the concentration of acrylamide in potato crisps, and says it will continue to work with industry to find ways of lowering its levels in other foods, CEO Katherine Rich says.
The decision of Californian state authorities to change food safety regulations to focus on consumer information is likely to change the food safety environment completely. If other public health authorities follow California’s lead, decisions on food additives will be decided by consumers, not food producers.
Open war between Australia’s supermarket heavyweights and international food giant HJ Heinz became more likely yesterday with news that both Aussie supermarket chains are increasing their own brand activity.
CEO of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council, Katherine Rich has been appointed to the Health Promotion Council, a new body replacing the Alcohol Advisory Council.
Horticulture New Zealand has branded as a beat up Australian claims that Chinese food products are being exported to Australia via New Zealand through the differential between Australian and New Zealand country of origin regulations (COOL).
The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council (FGC) today strongly backed Minister Tariana Turia’s call for a full investigation by regulators into the status of Heitiki Infant Formula and the credentials of the company Kiaora New Zealand International Limited.
“Today’s announcement of a range of consumer law reform proposals by the Minister of Consumer Affairs contains some ideas which are concerning to the food and grocery sector and require further explanation,” says Katherine Rich, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council.
Proposed changes to the poultry code of welfare announced yesterday could force a 100% increase in the price of eggs, according to the Food and Grocery Council (NZFGC).