The government is seeking feedback on proposals for a new waste strategy and options for legislation.
Views are being sought on the industry’s bill for the $68m scheme.
Zespri says a proposal to end the use of hydrogen cyanamide will likely hit kiwifruit industry earnings.
Hoki, blue cod, hapuku and bass are among the fish species to have their catch limits reduced in new rules announced today. The changes affect 15 fish stocks around the country MORE »
The Ministry for Primary Industries is inviting comments on the draft import health standard (IHS) for ruminant meat and ruminant meat products.
Regulated product stewardship of plastic packaging, exploring compostable packaging options, and a potential container return scheme are part of the government’s new national plastics plan.
Biosecurity New Zealand has called for comments on a proposed change to the import health standard for importing grain and seeds for consumption, feed, or processing.
New Zealand Food & Grocery Council has submitted comments of the regulatory redesign of Animal Products and Wine Regulations respectively.
The 2021 whitebaiting season is about to kick off with new regulations rolling out over three whitebaiting seasons following two years of public engagement.
The seafood industry has criticised environmental groups for calling on bottom trawling to be banned.
A draft report as part of a year-long review of NZ’s highly concentrated grocery sector will be made public next Thursday morning.
The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council said it will support its members to transition to the mandatory addition of folic acid to bread by 2023, following the governments announcement yesterday.
The association welcomes government’s moves to phase out problem plastics and some single-use plastics within four years, but warns that a smooth transition by some food producers could be hindered by global freight issues.
The UK government has released more detail around its plans to ban online adverts of unhealthy food and restrict advertising on TV until after 9pm.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is calling for feedback on its draft redesign of the Animal Products Act 1999 and the Wine Act 2003.
Fisheries New Zealand is calling for feedback on proposed changes to catch limits and other settings across a range of fisheries for the new fishing year, beginning 1 October.
The government has committed $68m to fit up to 300 inshore commercial fishing vessels with on-board cameras by 2024 and will also require all catch to return to shore.
The industry needs to convert the equivalent energy used by one or two very large dairy factories every year to meet the 2050 net zero emissions goal.
The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council has released its submissions on menu labelling and the food processing aid enzyme β-Galactosidase from the Bacillus subtilis.
New whitebaiting rules will help preserve stocks of the delicacy, says acting conservation minister Ayesha Verrall.
Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison have concluded their meeting at the resort – was there anything in it for food and beverage?
Food Standards Australia New Zealand has released a public consultation paper on proposed changes to the regulation of electrolyte drinks.
NZ’s strict controls are a double-edged sword for global food companies looking to invest, says Gelita.
The government has passed the Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill, doubling employees’ minimum sick leave entitlement to 10 days each year.
Prime minister Jacinda Ardern will lead a trade mission to Australia in early July.
The British government plans to ban online adverts of unhealthy food and restrict advertising on TV until after 9pm.
Seafood NZ argues that law changes to reduce recreational bag limits must be made.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking feedback on proposals to amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds) Food Notice.
NZ’s ministerial engagement in the trans-Tasman GE Food Standards approval process has been silenced, says GE Free NZ.
The results of survey will feed into ComCom’s probe of the country’s $21bn grocery sector.
The Government has deferred the introduction of Intensive Winter Grazing practice regulations for a year.
Industry players pushing for deregulation of gene editing risked undermining the integrity of the food system, says GE Free NZ.
Organic food businesses will have to take part in a five-step process in order to gain organic certification under new proposals.
The industry body aired its frustrations at a committee meeting on Thursday.