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A huge thanks for being a part of the more than 3,900 industry visitors attended Foodtech Packtech 2018
NZ's leading trade show for the food & beverage manufacturing and supply chain industries returns 2020
Materials Handling and Logistics Expo
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The Sealed Air commitment – Thought Leadership Questions
Cryovac, Darfresh on Tray eliminates 40% material scrap, all while delivering extended shelf life and supply chain efficiencies
Sealed Air boasts innovation and sustainability as the heart of its operation. Continue →
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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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New Zealand will continue its groundbreaking work in dairy products when AgResearch starts a world-first clinical trial to test the benefits of sheep milk for human digestion. Continue →
Coke v. PepsiCo
When PepsiCo was first released by distributor Frucor into New Zealand in 2009 using a new range of 300ml bottles called the ‘Carolina’, Coca-Cola objected to its shape and contour as too close to its own trade marked bottle. Continue →
Honey Trade Mark Critical
A battle to protect New Zealand’s multi-million dollar mānuka honey industry from international thieves will cost $5.5 million in the next decade, the government has been warned. Continue →
More Complex Than It Seems
When My Food Bag was recently told to stop saying hello to its customers in its marketing by German multi-national HelloFresh, the issue amused more than just a few people. Continue →
When Chocolate Ain’t Chocolate
Stephanie Seege is on a crusade. Her date-sweetened chocolate range suitable for vegans, people with allergies, intolerances, religious requirements and diabetics has been blocked by EU law from being called chocolate… and she’s doing something about it. Continue →
Up In Arms
New Zealand beverage manufacturers have come out swinging over renewed calls for a sugar tax on sugar-sweetened drinks… although they also admit they are part of the obesity problem. Continue →
Come Clean, Says Niamh
Kiwi food manufacturers are being urged to ‘come clean’ about their product packaging by a Gibbston film-maker. Continue →
New Peas to Pick
Plant Research (NZ), a privately-owned plant breeding and research company based in Christchurch, has released two new field pea varieties designed for the emerging pea ingredients market. Continue →
Starting a government-funded banana industry in Gisborne has been described by the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union as a waste of time and “literal banana republicanism.”
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is spending $93,000 to look into the idea and Te Nahu whanau Tai Pukenga Trust is wanting to develop a tropical fruits demonstration farm after developing a relationship with the Tropical Fruit Growers of New Zealand group. Continue →
French Fries With That?
University of Otago researchers are demonstrating the potential of new technology which could see New Zealand production of a popular food – the French fry – become healthier, less costly and less wasteful. Continue →
Fonterra Joins Craze
No matter what you call them…muddy buns, ‘dirty dirty’ bread or zang zang bao…the social media frenzy in China over the latest dessert craze has even attracted Fonterra Edgecumbe into the hysteria. Continue →
Please Shrink Your Food
Auckland university academics are pleading with manufacturers of takeaway food in New Zealand to reduce serving sizes, saying they – along with energy and sodium levels – have increased significantly in the past five years. Continue →
Food Zone Primary (FZP) classification means a product is food contact safe
HACCP certified Food Zone Primary (FZP) Tork Wipers
While there can be vast differences between the regulations, expectations and auditing of food manufacturers and producers across the country, one thing remains constant – risk management is a key to success. Continue →
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Coca-Cola Welcomes Robotic Picking
Swisslog’s fully automated robot-based order picking system ACPaQ has been selected by food and beverage giant Coca-Cola Amatil as part of the automation and major expansion of its Auckland distribution centre. Continue →
Forget diets and food diaries to keep track of what you eat on a daily basis. Continue →
Alibaba Engages NZ Companies
Blackmore’s odourless fish oil and Anchor dairy products will be the catalyst for a new Alibaba (Australia) food trust framework that promises to improve supply chain traceability across the globe. Continue →
A.I. in the Bakery Kitchen?
American food manufacturer Jeanette Harris would never have put two teaspoons of cardamom in a recipe for a dozen biscuits. Continue →
Feed My Fur Baby: Petfood Packaging
Auckland-based petfood company Feed my Fur Baby is making waves across the Tasman for its award-nominated use of sustainable and innovative packaging design. Continue →
Broken Shed Vodka Takes on U.S. Market
They’re drinking it where?! Wanaka’s Broken Shed Vodka last year tripled its US sales and increased its number of stocking outlets by 1300%…and it’s patting the backs of two key appointments in the market to continue the success. Continue →
A Season Like No Other
Despite a season that was ‘off the chart’ in terms of heat, New Zealand winemakers have taken advantage of a compressed ripening in what has been described as a 2018 season nobody could have predicted. Continue →
Anuga FoodTec: A Kiwi Gateway to Europe and Beyond
By Greg Robertson, Food Technology Publisher
When I started my plans for covering the ever-impressive Anuga FoodTec trade show in Germany, I envisaged reporting on some of the very latest trends within the European food processing market. Continue →
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Needscope: The Psychology of Choice
Some matters of taste are set in stone. Dogs rule, cats drool. Continue →
Brexit: Bright Future for New Zealand Exporters?
Visiting New Zealand for the first time last year, Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council chief executive Richard Burge was struck by the internationalism of the country. Continue →
When Looks Are Crucial
Major retailers are now extremely concerned about monitoring opinion of themselves on social media and don’t want to be seen out of step with their competitors on issues of responsibility, GlobalData associate analyst William Grimwade says. Continue →
Ziwi: Kiwi Pet Food a Global Hit
Huge worldwide demand for premium natural pet food has prompted Mt Maunganui-based pet food company Ziwi to expand into the South Island this month, with the opening of a new manufacturing facility in Christchurch. Continue →
NAMED & SHAMED
New Zealand food manufacturers have been named and shamed in a controversial new study that says some companies are not doing enough to reduce the largest cause of ill health in this country…unhealthy diets. Continue →
Raw Better for the Brain
Raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables. Continue →
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