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Food Act registrations deadline looms

Thursday, 15 June 2017, 12:47 pm | Food and Grocery Council

Companies that make non-shelf stable items and food importers, and which haven’t registered under the new Food Act, have just two weeks to do so before possibly facing fines for non-compliance, says the NZ Food and Grocery Council. More >>

Country of origin bill could affect family food budget

Thursday, 1 June 2017, 5:37 pm | Food and Grocery Council

The Consumers’ Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill proposes major problems for popular and basic parts of the family food budget, NZ Food and Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich said today. More >>

‘Don’t flush’ video aimed at saving waterways

Monday, 22 May 2017, 1:09 pm | Food and Grocery Council

A video that promotes a ‘don’t flush’ message about what can’t go down toilets has been launched by the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council (FGC) and Water New Zealand. More >>

Strong presence at World Expo 2020 vital, says FGC

Monday, 24 April 2017, 3:20 pm | Food and Grocery Council

Having a strong presence at World Expo 2020 in Dubai is a vital part of New Zealand’s strategy to diversify and to strengthen other growing markets for food products and services, says NZ Food and Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich. More >>

Tim Deane new chair of NZ Food and Grocery Council

Thursday, 13 April 2017, 4:17 pm | Food and Grocery Council

Goodman Fielder New Zealand Manager Director, Tim Deane, is the new Chair of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council. More >>

FGC statement on Cadbury announcement

Thursday, 16 February 2017, 11:57 am | Food and Grocery Council

NZ Food and Grocery Chief Executive Katherine Rich says her thoughts are with affected employees, their families, and the people of Dunedin over today’s announcement by Mondelez regarding their Cadbury factory. More >>

Health star labels help fight obesity

Tuesday, 7 February 2017, 1:54 pm | Food and Grocery Council

Helping New Zealanders fight obesity by making it easier to shop healthier is the motivation behind a new video on the Health Star Rating system released today by the NZ Food and Grocery Council. More >>

Food giants sign Healthy Kids Pledge

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 1:19 pm | Food and Grocery Council

New Zealand food companies Fonterra and Nestle are the first fast moving consumer goods companies to sign up to the Ministry of Health’s Healthy Kids Pledge, which was published this week. More >>

Industry, media ‘must ensure consumers get food facts’

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 10:12 am | Food and Grocery Council

The food industry and the media have a responsibility to ensure consumers are receiving information about food based on fact, not fads and hearsay, say two public relations practitioners. More >>

SMAs ‘more cost-effective way of getting products to market’

Wednesday, 30 November 2016, 1:54 pm | Food and Grocery Council

Sales and marketing agencies offer manufacturers and distributors a better and more cost-effective way of taking their products to market, says Alliance Marketing Managing Director Paul Kenny. More >>

Innovation critically important, says Mondelez head

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 1:58 pm | Food and Grocery Council

Product innovation is critically important for business because it’s one of the keys to unlocking growth, says Mondelez International’s New Zealand Country Head James Kane. More >>

Food industry welcomes report on advertising to children

Thursday, 20 October 2016, 4:08 pm | Food and Grocery Council

The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council welcomes the report on the review of the Children’s Code for Advertising Food and the Code for Advertising to Children. More >>

Sustainability teams lead to big savings

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 10:14 am | Food and Grocery Council

Establishing sustainability teams at all Inghams Enterprises’ sites across New Zealand has resulted in big savings in waste, water, and energy, says Managing Director Adrian Revell. More >>

Food industry farewells Heart Tick and thanks Foundation

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 12:09 pm | Food and Grocery Council

The NZ Food and Grocery Council laments the retiring of the Heart Foundation’s Tick rating on packaged foods and praises the contribution the programme has made to healthy food messages over the decades. More >>

Retail NZ and supermarket obesity pledge applauded

Monday, 17 October 2016, 12:18 pm | Food and Grocery Council

Retail NZ, Foodstuffs, Progressive Enterprises, Moore Wilson, and Bin Inn are to be congratulated for pledging to work on initiatives under the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan, says the NZ Food and Grocery Council. More >>

FIZZ campaigners should change logo, says FGC

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 12:12 pm | Food and Grocery Council

FIZZ campaigners need to seriously consider changing the new “No Sugary Drinks” logo launched at yesterday’s campaign rally, says Katherine Rich, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council. More >>

Obesity conversation needs to centre on food literacy

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 3:52 pm | Food and Grocery Council

The discussion around obesity needs to move from one of blaming individual foods and drinks to one centred on food literacy and moderation, says NZ Food and Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich. More >>

Middle leadership has key role in company culture

Tuesday, 11 October 2016, 11:19 am | Food and Grocery Council

Creating a high-performance team culture means mid-level leaders have a key role to play in communicating to staff the right thing to do for a business and the community it operates in, says Coca-Cola Amatil Managing Director NZ and Fiji Chris Litchfield. More >>

Collaboration between NZ companies in Asia hugely important

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 12:26 pm | Food and Grocery Council

Collaboration between New Zealand companies working in the export markets of Asia is hugely important, says Prolife Foods CEO Andrew Smith. More >>

Big rewards from NZ-made branding

Thursday, 22 September 2016, 12:37 pm | Food and Grocery Council

A “lean” approach to efficiency in manufacturing is enabling pharmaceuticals company API Consumer Brands to stay in New Zealand and reap big rewards from New Zealand-made product branding, says General Manager and Director Mitch Cuevas. More >>

 

 

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