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FROM VANILLA TO SAUCY: BIG WINNERS AT 2023 NZ FOOD AWARDS
A vanilla that’s anything but average took centre stage at the prestigious New Zealand Food Awards recently, alongside our favourite bit on the side – tomato sauce that is. Continue →
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FUNDING THE FOOD OF THE FUTURE
By Food Futurist, Tony Hunter
I’ve written before about the need to use new technologies to feed the 10 billion of 2050 and the growing middle classes sustainably, healthily and equitably. Continue →
TRANSPORT COSTS SPIKE 17% IN SEPTEMBER QUARTER
Transport costs have spiked 17% higher in the September 2023 quarter as diesel prices increased 11% from the previous quarter and the Government reinstated full rates for road user charges. Continue →
COCA-COLA INVESTS IN NEXT GENERATION
Recently, 21 delegates from Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) represented the business at the annual One Young World Summit in Belfast, Ireland. Continue →
’REAL WORLD’ GROCERY OUT OF CONTROL: HIGH PRICES PLACE PRESSURE ON HEALTH, MENTAL WELLBEING
Statistics suggesting that grocery prices have increased 7- 20% over the last year do not reflect the reality, with many Kiwis reporting that their food bills have gone up by 50% — a scenario that could lead to deteriorating health conditions for New Zealanders. Continue →
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GLOBAL INVESTORS GET BEHIND OXIN’S VITICULTURE SMARTMACHINE
Global investor Fabal Group has invested into Marlborough-based startup SmartMachine, citing its work as one of the most significant operational step changes for viticulture since the advent of the tractor 130 years ago. Continue →
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THE NON-EXISTENCE OF CULTIVATED MEAT
By Tony Hunter, food futurist
You can’t evaluate what doesn’t exist. Continue →
RAISING THE STEAKS: WOOLWORTHS’ NEW MEAT RANGE
Woolworths New Zealand has launched an enhanced range of in-house meat products, following a three-year review and increased investment in its North Island Meat Plant. Continue →
HOW DO WE REVOLUTIONISE MEAT PROCESSING FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE?
By Dr Lovedeep Kaur, Massey University
Moving to a sustainable future, we need to find ways to reduce the environmental footprint of not only conventional food production but also food processing, particularly for animal-sourced foods such as meat and dairy. Continue →
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FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PRICES… FALL!?
Produce prices have fallen 3.9% in the latest Food Price Index (FPI) data released. Continue →
GENDERTICK HAS EVERYONE FIZZED AT COCA-COLA
Coca-Cola Europacific Partners New Zealand (CCEP NZ) has announced that it has achieved the Advanced GenderTick Accreditation and has closed its gender pay gap to 0%. Continue →
GOLDEN RUN CONTINUES FOR ALLIANCE GROUP AT WORLD STEAK CHALLENGE
Alliance Group has continued its run of awards, adding to the gold at the Outstanding NZ Food Producer Awards 2023, but this time on the world’s stage. Continue →
Alternative protein products need to be ‘TECH’ to succeed
By Food Futurist, Tony Hunter
Are the problems of ‘Beyond Meat’ and the wider plant-based/alternative protein sector in some countries due to the “considerable gap between the strong health credentials of our products and a broader colour narrative that is now afoot”, and that “this gap appears to have widened”? Continue →
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Staying ahead of global food trends: Massey’s FoodPilot programme
By Nikki Middleditch, Massey
Staying ahead of global food trends: What are we working on at Massey’s FoodPilot? Continue →
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Frucor Suntory appoints Ian Roberts
Frucor Suntory Oceania, has announced the appointment of Ian Roberts as chief supply chain officer. Continue →
Planting begins for new Joli apple commercial growing pilot
The first commercial planting of T&G Global’s newest global premium apple variety Joli, began at one of T&G’s Hawke’s Bay orchards. Continue →
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New Compass optical sorter from Key Technology
Key Technology, a member of the Duravant family of operating companies, introduces the all-new Compass family of food optical sorters. Continue →
Keen green kids win grants for climate-clever ideas
Creating forest walks in schools, rebuilding gardens devastated by Cyclone Gabrielle and supporting local communities with food grown by students are just some of the projects to receive a share of $50,000 from Countdown’s Growing for Good grants this year. Continue →
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Kiwi patisserie chef develops ‘world first’ upcycled kūmara gelato
A Kiwi patisserie engineer has developed what she describes as the world’s first gelato made from upcycled gold kūmara (toka toka). Continue →
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A CUT ABOVE…
CUTTING SOLUTIONS FOR DAIRY PRODUCTS
Cheese characteristics vary widely in terms of fat, moisture content, hardness, and more. Continue →
Unveiling innovation and collaboration…
Foodtech Packtech 2023: More than 225 local, international exhibitors
XPO Exhibitions brings you New Zealand’s premier biennial food and beverage manufacturing and packaging technology exhibition, Foodtech Packtech. Continue →
Ice cream post Covid takes centre stage
The New Zealand Ice Cream Association (NZICA) has announced the line-up for its annual conference at the end of August, which will explore ‘Business in a post-Covid world’. Continue →
Kerry meets future food demands at foodpro
Kerry Group showcased its capabilities in sustainable taste, proactive health, plant protein, and food protection and preservation solutions at Foodpro, the southern hemisphere’s biggest and longest running trade event for the food and beverage manufacturing and processing sector, which was held July 23-26. Continue →
AI and food: ChatGPT or ChatNPD?
By food futurist, Tony Hunter
Not long ago easily usable AI seemed a distant possibility. Continue →
Pāmu’s project to recognise economic value of improving biodiversity on farms
Pāmu (Landcorp Farming Limited) is leading a joint project to measure the benefits of our native ecology in economic terms, driven by the desire to reward landowners and farmers for looking after and improving indigenous ecosystems. Continue →
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Woolworths wholesale deal to benefit KwikMart
Woolworths New Zealand (WWNZ) and the National Retail Group have announced a wholesale agreement that will see Woolworths NZ provide groceries to National Retail Group’s KwikMart membership group. Continue →
PRECISION COMPONENT PRODUCTION
Industrial Tube Manufacturing has established itself as a key player in the stainless steel tube market. Continue →
PLASTIC FREE JULY AOTEAROA MORE ABOUT PLASTIC ALTERNATIVES
Plastic Free July Aotearoa returned this year, and called on all New Zealanders to join forces in the fight against plastic pollution. Continue →
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GOING (GREEN) BANANAS…
PHD RESULTS IN PREBIOTIC BREAD FLOUR DEVELOPMENT
BY SARAH BERESFORD
Amir Amani has always loved food and from a young age loved nothing better than hanging out in the kitchen experimenting with ingredients. Continue →
FONTERRA’S WHITE GOLD AND GREEN GOALS…
KIWI AND GLOBAL GIANT FONTERRA LOOKS TO A BRIGHT SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
BY NZFT FEATURES WRITER RACHEL MACDONALD
Charlotte Rutherford has been a champion for rural sustainability in this country for more than 20 years. Continue →
Cutting out the middle cow
By Tony Hunter, food futurist
We’ve become accustomed to animals being our primary source of protein but there’s not enough arable land and freshwater to simply scale animal agriculture to meet our future requirements in 2050. Continue →
Dematic launches third-gen freezer-rated AGVS
Dematic has announced the launch of its latest freezer-rated automated guided vehicles (AGVs), with a third-generation model featuring advancements in sensor and navigation technology that exceed recently updated global safety standards. Continue →
Environment plays huge role at foodpro 2023
The impact of manufacturing and production upon the environment is now more critical than ever. Continue →
$20 million deal for NZ seafood
New Zealand seafood will gain $20 million in tariff reductions when the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union comes into force in the first quarter of 2024. Continue →
Asia’s growing demand for new foods present export opportunities
New research finds Asia’s growing demand for alternative proteins is an opportunity for New Zealand manufacturers to harness a new market. Continue →
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Save the bees: element 14 launches global campaign
Element14 has launched a new campaign aimed at saving bees globally, recognising the critical role that the insects play in maintaining biodiversity and pollinating plants that provide crops. Continue →
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Sanford’s Big Glory Bay king salmon named top primary producer
Stand-out sustainability practices, strong growth and a reputation as a business built on the best New Zealand has to offer has seen Sanford’s Big Glory Bay salmon brand take out the Food and Beverage Producer Award, at this year’s Primary Industries New Zealand Awards. Continue →
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Krones translates its expertise from the beverage industry into top-notch technologies for liquid food.
Reduced-sugar jams, preservative-free soups, plant-based milk alternatives: Healthy, sustainable nutrition is trending. Continue →
T&G’s Grace Rehu wins Ahuwhenua Young Māori Grower Award
Grace Rehu, a Leading Hand at T&G Global in Hawke’s Bay, took home the 2023 Ahuwhenua Young Māori Grower Award at the prestigious Awards. Continue →
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Fonterra launches nutritional science venture
Fonterra has announced a new corporate ventures arm to incubate, scale and invest in ventures in the area of nutrition science. Continue →
Best of Kiwi innovation on show at foodpro
The best of New Zealand’s equipment manufacturers will be out in force at Australia’s longest-running food manufacturing industry event – foodpro 2023. Continue →
NZ Food, Grocery Council and ASN Media create ‘Shared Horizons’
The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council has announced a collaboration with global content creation and engagement company ASN Media to create an innovative online content series titled ‘Shared Horizons.’ Continue →
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Cracker of a concept…
New era of manufacturing begins for Arnott’s Group in Avondale
The Arnott’s Group (TAG) has resumed manufacturing in New Zealand, bringing a welcome boost to the local economy and exciting additions to its iconic snacking range. Continue →
CHOOSING THE RIGHT X-RAY EQUIPMENT FOR DAIRY PROCESSORS
Developing and maintaining an effective, verifiable inspection process is no longer an option for dairy processors. Continue →
HRS showcases energy efficient food processing at Foodpro
The last 16 months have seen unprecedented activity in global energy and food markets. Continue →
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Sprite bottle to get a facelift, to be clear PET plastic
Coca-Cola in New Zealand has announced that after nearly 60 years Sprite’s iconic green plastic bottles will switch to clear plastic, making them easier to recycle into new bottles. Continue →
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No meat for you!
By Tony Hunter, food futurist
As countries develop, and their GDP per capita grows, this is usually accompanied by an increase in consumption of animal products. Continue →
Annual food prices increase 12.5%
Food prices were 12.5 percent higher in April 2023 than they were in April 2022, according to figures released by Stats NZ. Continue →
Chelsea Sugar refines its carbon emission goals
New Zealand Sugar Company (Chelsea Sugar) says it has taken a “significant step” towards achieving its carbon emissions goals with the successful completion of its Mechanical Vapour Recompression Evaporator (MVR) Project. Continue →
DIGITAL CIP OPTIMISATION…
GEA HALVES WATER AND POWER CONSUMPTION FOR CIP IN MEMBRANE FILTRATION IN THE FOOD INDUSTRY
GEA says it can reduce water and power consumption during the cleaning of membrane filtration plants by up to 50% with two new digital tools. Continue →
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