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Wednesday 27 October 2021

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Govt seeks refining food production ideas in waste consultation
18 Oct 2021   /

Govt seeks refining food production ideas in waste consultation

The government is seeking feedback on proposals for a new waste strategy and options for legislation.


How much should the fishing industry pay for on-board cameras? Govt seeks feedback
12 Oct 2021  

How much should the fishing industry pay for on-board cameras? Govt seeks feedback

Views are being sought on the industry’s bill for the $68m scheme.


Zespri warns chemical ban likely to hurt revenue
1 Oct 2021   /

Zespri warns chemical ban likely to hurt revenue

Zespri says a proposal to end the use of hydrogen cyanamide will likely hit kiwifruit industry earnings.


New catch limits for 15 fish stocks
24 Sep 2021   /

New catch limits for 15 fish stocks

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 »


MPI seeks feedback on Draft IHS for ruminant meat
21 Sep 2021   /

MPI seeks feedback on Draft IHS for ruminant meat

The Ministry for Primary Industries is inviting comments on the draft import health standard (IHS) for ruminant meat and ruminant meat products.


Regulation, compostable packaging, container return scheme priorities in new plastics plan
17 Sep 2021   /

Regulation, compostable packaging, container return scheme priorities in new plastics plan

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. 


Grain and seed IHS submissions invited
24 Aug 2021   /

Grain and seed IHS submissions invited

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.


NZFGC submits on animal product, wine regs redesign
10 Aug 2021   /

NZFGC submits on animal product, wine regs redesign

New Zealand Food & Grocery Council has submitted comments of the regulatory redesign of Animal Products and Wine Regulations respectively.


New regs on stream for whitebait season
9 Aug 2021  

New regs on stream for whitebait season

The 2021 whitebaiting season is about to kick off with new regulations rolling out over three whitebaiting seasons following two years of public engagement.


Industry, environmental groups at loggerheads over bottom trawling
5 Aug 2021  

Industry, environmental groups at loggerheads over bottom trawling

The seafood industry has criticised environmental groups for calling on bottom trawling to be banned.


ComCom preparing to release draft grocery sector report

ComCom preparing to release draft grocery sector report

A draft report as part of a year-long review of NZ’s highly concentrated grocery sector will be made public next Thursday morning.


FGC to support members on folic acid plan
9 Jul 2021  

FGC to support members on folic acid plan

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.


Plastics ban: A welcome and a worry from FGC
29 Jun 2021   /

Plastics ban: A welcome and a worry from FGC

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.


…while the UK details its ban on unhealthy food advertising
28 Jun 2021   /

…while the UK details its ban on unhealthy food advertising

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.


MPI seeks feedback on animal product, wine rules
28 Jun 2021  

MPI seeks feedback on animal product, wine rules

The Ministry for Primary Industries is calling for feedback on its draft redesign of the Animal Products Act 1999 and the Wine Act 2003.


Feedback sought on fisheries catch limits
24 Jun 2021  

Feedback sought on fisheries catch limits

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.


Govt invests $68m for fishing cameras, requires all catch brought to shore
18 Jun 2021  

Govt invests $68m for fishing cameras, requires all catch brought to shore

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.


Emissions transition could cost food processing up to $200m annually
10 Jun 2021  

Emissions transition could cost food processing up to $200m annually

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.


NZFGC makes submissions on menu labelling, food enzyme
9 Jun 2021  

NZFGC makes submissions on menu labelling, food enzyme

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 to help stocks – govt
3 Jun 2021  

New whitebaiting rules to help stocks – govt

New whitebaiting rules will help preserve stocks of the delicacy, says acting conservation minister Ayesha Verrall.


Nods from Queenstown to food standards, supply chain woes, secure trade lanes
1 Jun 2021   /

Nods from Queenstown to food standards, supply chain woes, secure trade lanes

Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison have concluded their meeting at the resort – was there anything in it for food and beverage?


FSANZ launches electrolyte drink consultation
1 Jun 2021  

FSANZ launches electrolyte drink consultation

Food Standards Australia New Zealand has released a public consultation paper on proposed changes to the regulation of electrolyte drinks.


EDNZ 2021: What the govt gets right – and wrong – for food producers
31 May 2021   /

EDNZ 2021: What the govt gets right – and wrong – for food producers

NZ’s strict controls are a double-edged sword for global food companies looking to invest, says Gelita.


Sick leave doubles to 10 days
25 May 2021   /

Sick leave doubles to 10 days

The government has passed the Holidays (Increasing Sick Leave) Amendment Bill, doubling employees’ minimum sick leave entitlement to 10 days each year.


PM to lead trade delegation to Aus, signals shift from low skilled migrants
14 May 2021   /

PM to lead trade delegation to Aus, signals shift from low skilled migrants

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern will lead a trade mission to Australia in early July.


UK moves to ban adverts of unhealthy food
14 May 2021   /

UK moves to ban adverts of unhealthy food

The British government plans to ban online adverts of unhealthy food and restrict advertising on TV until after 9pm.


Perspectives: Time for some agility around changes to daily bag limits
14 Apr 2021  

Perspectives: Time for some agility around changes to daily bag limits

Seafood NZ argues that law changes to reduce recreational bag limits must be made.


MPI seeks feedback on NZ Food Notice changes
13 Apr 2021  

MPI seeks feedback on NZ Food Notice changes

The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking feedback on proposals to amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds) Food Notice.


NZ ‘silenced’ in trans-Tasman GE Forum – GE Free NZ
13 Apr 2021  

NZ ‘silenced’ in trans-Tasman GE Forum – GE Free NZ

NZ’s ministerial engagement in the trans-Tasman GE Food Standards approval process has been silenced, says GE Free NZ.


Jaded shoppers take aim at supermarkets – Consumer NZ
9 Apr 2021  

Jaded shoppers take aim at supermarkets – Consumer NZ

The results of survey will feed into ComCom’s probe of the country’s $21bn grocery sector.


Govt defers Intensive Winter Grazing regulations
18 Mar 2021  

Govt defers Intensive Winter Grazing regulations

The Government has deferred the introduction of Intensive Winter Grazing practice regulations for a year.


Food producers “in the dark” over gene editing proposals – GE Free NZ
17 Mar 2021  

Food producers “in the dark” over gene editing proposals – GE Free NZ

Industry players pushing for deregulation of gene editing risked undermining the integrity of the food system, says GE Free NZ.


First Look: MPI’s proposed organic certification process for F&B
16 Mar 2021   /

First Look: MPI’s proposed organic certification process for F&B

Organic food businesses will have to take part in a five-step process in order to gain organic certification under new proposals.


Natural Health Products NZ slams ‘shockingly out of date’ legislation
18 Dec 2020  

Natural Health Products NZ slams ‘shockingly out of date’ legislation

The industry body aired its frustrations at a committee meeting on Thursday.