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BETTER FASTING ONLY A HOP AWAY
Fasting may have got a whole lot better with food scientists discovering a New Zealand grown hops cultivar can reduce hunger pangs. Continue →
CORONAVIRUS INCREASES DEMAND FOR NEW ZEALAND ORGANIC APPLES
John Bostock with Posy Organic Apples destined for China
New Zealand’s first organic apples are in high demand in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak in China. Continue →
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FOOD AWARD FINALISTS AND WINNERS REAP REWARDS
The perks of being recognised by industry experts are on-going, say winners and finalists of the 2019 New Zealand Food Awards. Continue →
GLUTEN-FREE: THE DEMAND THAT JUST GETS BIGGER SAYS NESTLÉ
Requests for gluten-free options are among the largest special diet request in food service today. Continue →
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FONTERRA-SPONSORED RESEARCH PAVES MATERNAL/INFANT NUTRITIONAL MILK PATH IN CHINA
New Zealand’s expertise in maternal and infant health research has led to the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute and its research transfer company, Auckland UniServices, completing its first clinical trial, the CLIMB study, in collaboration with Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), in South-Western China. Continue →
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KETO: THE STORM THAT KEEPS BUILDING
Keto has taken New Zealand by storm. The Facebook group, Keto New Zealand, has 70,000+ members and with increasing numbers of supermarkets having Keto sections, there is significant demand for Keto-friendly foods. Continue →
DIGESTIVE HEALTH: THAT GUT FEELING
Times have certainly changed. Once upon a time, gut health was thought to be the straightforward act of digestion alone. Continue →
HIGH HOPES FOR HEMP FOODS
Hemp seed has a long history of use in food. The last decade has seen a resurgence of hemp, particularly in Canada and European countries, on the back of growing interest in developing more environmentally sustainable plant-based foods. Continue →
THE CHANGING DIETARY NEEDS OF THE KIWI FOOD CONSUMER
Keto, Paleo, sugar-free, meat-free, dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, hemp… all words that a decade ago were hardly even on the food manufacturer’s radar. Continue →
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Food rules for manufacturers, warehouses, transporters, importers and retailers
Do you know your food rules?
New Zealand Food Safety (a business unit of the Ministry for Primary Industries/MPI) helps food businesses meet food rules and integrate food safety into their business cultures. Continue →
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Sarah Jessica Parker helps Kiwis get Sauvignon Blanc clean sweep
New Zealand’s wine industry received an unlikely ally in the form of vivacious American actor, Sarah Jessica Parker, in the battle of the Southern Hemisphere wine giants in the Sydney International Wine Competition (SIWC). Continue →
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REB M STEVIA LEAF SWEETENER APPROVED
Ingredion Incorporated, a leading global provider of ingredient solutions to diversified industries, announced the Singapore Food Agency added Reb M Stevia leaf sweetener to the list of permitted food additives. Continue →
NEW ORGANIC STARCH MADE IN ASIA PACIFIC A FIRST FOR INGREDION
Ingredion, a global provider of ingredient solutions, has announced the launch of Purity Bio starches. Continue →
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HONEY OF A PRODUCT – ‘BLACK LABEL’
Midlands Apiaries, a New Zealand producer of genuine Mānuka honey, has announced its affordable ‘black label’ brand, Mount Somers, is set to be sold in New World supermarkets across the country for the very first time. Continue →
VPZ: WHEN NATURE PACKS A PUNCH
“Our biogenic packaging solutions combine the highest standards of freshness with respect for the environment and are particularly suited to the food industry.These solutions go by the name of Packnature,” says VPZ. Continue →
PETE’S NATURAL RELEASES NEW ZEALAND’S FIRST HEMP SEED-INFUSED BEVERAGE
Its Hemp Manuka Sparkling beverage was launched alongside another new drink, Lemon Manuka Switchel, at the Auckland Food Show, on 25-28 July. Continue →
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The government is investing $3 million in the creation of New Zealand’s first 100 percent recycled plastic food packaging range.
Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage said the grant enables Pact Group to prioritise this project ahead of many others. Continue →
Advocado- No browning for 10 Days
New avocado technology from Queensland Company
After developing what it describes as its world-first, patented ‘no browning’ Natavo Zero avocado processing technology, Naturo All Natural Technologies launched its full range of sliced, diced and smashed avocado products for the food service industry at Asia’s leading Food and Hospitality Trade Show, HOFEX, in Hong Kong, May 7-10. Continue →
The Sealed Air commitment – packaging with a focus for the future
Sealed Air boasts innovation and sustainability at the heart of its operation. Continue →
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A vegetable-picking robot has been put to the test in UK fields.
A vegetable-picking robot created by researchers at the University of Cambridge, in the UK, has been put to the test in fields. Continue →
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Strong growth in food processing and packaging machinery
The production of food processing and packaging machinery rose by 8 percent in 2018. Continue →
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Business programme will open doors to Expo 2020 opportunities for New Zealand
Expo 2020 expects to attract 25 million visits to the world fair, to be held in Dubai from October next year, and New Zealand businesses will be able to capitalise on the opportunity through a business leveraging programme. Continue →
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FOOD PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING MELTING POT – SEND IN YOUR PICS
FOOD PROCESSING AND MANUFACTURING MELTING POT – SEND IN YOUR PICS
Following the Christchurch Mosque shootings there is no better time than to turn your back on hate by showing just how lucky the food processing and manufacturing industries are with our eclectic mix of nationalities. Continue →
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KIWI BRANDS TO FLY AT AWARDS
Finalists have been announced for the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) which has been designed to recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field across Australia and New Zealand. Continue →
AIP members pack 217kgs of patatoes and carrots for Kiwiharvest
As a part of the Australian Institute of Packaging’s commitment to fighting food waste two teams of Members headed to KiwiHarvest in Auckland last month to help pack 2175 kgs of potatoes and carrots into about 145x 15kg bags. Continue →
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Propak Asia 2019 opens 12 June
Known as Asia’s number one packaging and processing exhibition ProPak Asia 2019 will fill the 60,000 square metre location. Continue →
Female Perspective on the future of food production.
Nine influential Kiwi women from across the primary industries sector gathered in Manawatu to discuss where-to-next for our food producing nation. Continue →
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SAVE THE FOOD, SAVE… PLENTY
It’s heart-warming to see innovations such as the one that can be found in the article below, with KiwiHarvest reducing the negative impacts of food waste on our environment by redistributing excess food; and it really does help to create lasting positive social change through giving to those that need it most. Continue →
CHANGE IS INEVITABLE SO LET US LEAD THE WORLD
Turn your back on hate.
It would be remiss not to make mention of the Christchurch Mosque Massacre that claimed 50 lives and it’s one of those very rare times when this editorial will be nothing about machines, food or processing equipment. Continue →
CROXSONS CREATE STANDOUT GLASS BOTTLE FOR NEW ZEALAND CREAMERY
Lewis Road Creamery is a New Zealand based dairy producer, famed for marrying the reinstatement of traditional dairy production, with forward thinking, ethical decision-making. Continue →
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Variety: The spice of NZ food life
As I take the helm of NZ Food Technology for a period of time, I’m excited at what the future landscape of Kiwi food is about to bring. Continue →
New Zealand Dairy Powder Process Innovation is Reducing Costs & Chemical use in Spray Dry Nozzles for Infant – Commodity Powders
Assessing HAZOP and Hygiene Design Requirements in Reducing Chemicals Increasing Assembly Safety & reducing Operating Costs
Spray Nozzle Engineering Ltd, a New Zealand spray dry nozzle innovation and export technology company, has set new world standards in nozzle and check valve technology designs. Continue →
KIWI WINE TASTE CHANGES SPARKED BY CLIMATE CHANGE
Increasingly the effects of climate change are being felt by winegrowers across New Zealand, posing challenges for the industry which has boasted export earnings of $1.7 billion in 2018. Continue →
NEW ACQUISITION OPENS GEOGRAPHIC FOOTPRINT IN NZ
Viscofan SA has announced the acquisition of Globus Group New Zealand Ltd – its distributor of Viscofan products in this country for 10 years – as it looks to new growth opportunities. Continue →
SENSORS TODAY AND TOMORROW
It is no violation of reason to say that agriculture is as old as man himself, American engineering expert Taylor Welch says. Continue →
BEARING360 AIMED AT SHAKING UP SHIPPING SOLUTIONS
A new joint venture aims to provide Kiwi SME exporters a greater presence and an improved representation at the negotiation table with the world’s largest international shipping companies in the wake of changing global trends. Continue →
INLAND PORT A PICK FOR FOOD MANUFACTURERS
Food and beverage companies are among a throng of other industries keen to get involved with the 480ha Ruakura Inland Port and logistics hub development, built by Tainui Group Holdings in Hamilton and earmarked for opening next year. Continue →
Apex Labelling has announced both a strategic relationship with Australian company Result Group and the commencement of sales and service supporting Herma labelling heads to the New Zealand market. Continue →
ARE WE ‘TOO BUSY’ FOR FOOD SAFETY?
Whilst many topics dominated the food and beverage industry in 2018, perhaps none more so than something that actually happened in Australia but spilled slightly over the Tasman to New Zealand. Continue →
How to avoid using chemical lubricants in spray dry nozzles for infant formula and pharmaceutical powders
Assessing HAZOP and Hygiene Design Requirements in Reducing Chemicals and Increasing Assembly Safety
With spray driers now being specifically built to manufacturer higher yield products such as nutritional and specialty powders, many process and quality professionals are looking at “how can we assemble, operate and increase cleanability of nozzles, meet our stringent audit, HACCP and HAZOP risk identifiers, but still operate a complex atomising nozzle, that has threads, high-pressure o-rings etc. Continue →
‘Revolutionary’ Wine Tester
La Trobe University is investing $205,000 in a project that will help Australia’s 2500 wineries deliver quality wine to consumers by turning smartphones into portable testing devices that can detect sulfur dioxide levels in wine. Continue →
Partnership For Bulk Material Handling
FoodCap Ltd and Simpro Handling Equipment have announced a strategic partnership to expand the local reach of FoodCap’s unique bulk material handling system. Continue →
Health Star Ratings Flawed
New Zealand’s health star ratings for packaged products are already dead in the water and flawed in their depiction of fat, salt and sugar. Continue →
Krones Hits High Note For Website Concept
For its new group-wide website concept, Krones was awarded the German Prize for Online Communication (#dpok) in bronze in the ‘Metal and Machines’ category. Continue →
Social Media Company Profile
Website expert Murdoch Razmi from Auckland’s Powerhouse Agency explains why internet profile is so important and needs to be foremost in the minds of food and beverage businesses. Continue →
Are You Failing?
When it comes to social customer care, 92.5% of companies are failing, according to a study by Rational Interaction. Continue →
When Bad Reviews Sting
Whatever the scenario, ignoring negative online reviews won’t help and could make things worse. Continue →
300% Savings Helping Kiwi Companies Say ‘Yes, Nano’
The cynical may sneer at those proclaiming they give ‘110% in effort’. Continue →
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Kiwi Fruit Box Inspires Aussie Industry
A cardboard box developed in a Northern Territory shed with inspiration from New Zealand has won its developer an innovation award. Continue →
China Brew China Beverage A Seismograph For Trends and Markets in Asia
China Brew China Beverage (CBB) is on the grid: from October 23 to 26, the international trade fair for brewing and beverage technology will be held at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre. Continue →
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