Food & grocery industry honours stalwarts
September 3rd, 2013

Food & grocery industry honours stalwarts

The New Zealand food and grocery industry honoured two of its stalwarts at the weekend.

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Fonterra contamination not dangerous
August 29th, 2013

Fonterra contamination not dangerous

The contamination of infant formula by Fonterra supplied whey protein concentrate has been identified as being of no risk to human health. In spite of early analysis showing that the contaminant was clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, new research has given the product a clear health message.

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Changes to Food Bill bring general support
June 13th, 2013

Changes to Food Bill bring general support

Newly appointed Minister for Food Safety, Nikki Kaye has drawn a positive response from various interest groups over the changes she has proposed to the previously contentious Food Bill to advance its progress through Parliament.

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Changes to Food Bill sensible, timely
June 13th, 2013

Changes to Food Bill sensible, timely

The Government’s proposed changes to the Food Bill are sensible and timely, says Food & Grocery Chief Executive Katherine Rich.

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New food-in-schools initiative commended
May 30th, 2013

New food-in-schools initiative commended

The NZ Food & Grocery Council commends Fonterra, Sanitarium, and the Government for the extension of the highly successful KickStart breakfast programme for schools, CEO Katherine Rich said today (May 29).

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Business puts extra millions into child poverty ambulance
May 30th, 2013

Business puts extra millions into child poverty ambulance

Fonterra and Sanitarium have agreed to match the Government’s NZ$9.5 million support for their KickStart breakfast programme for low decile schools. The extension was announced yesterday morning (May 28) by Prime Minister John Key in a response to widespread public support for more assistance for children affected by poverty.

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New food label regime will be good for exports
April 8th, 2013

New food label regime will be good for exports

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.

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New food-in-schools initiative applauded
March 4th, 2013

New food-in-schools initiative applauded

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.

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Coroner lacks understanding in Coke case, says Council
February 14th, 2013

Coroner lacks understanding in Coke case, says Council

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.

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Council backs ministers’ decision on health claims
December 19th, 2012

Council backs ministers’ decision on health claims

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.

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Acrylamide story both good and bad
May 2nd, 2012

Acrylamide story both good and bad

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.

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Is decision a sea change for food additives?
March 21st, 2012

Is decision a sea change for food additives?

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.

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