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UPDATE: First Food Act fine imposed on Hellers

Article – BusinessDesk

(Updates with comment from Hellers from 10th paragraph. Confirms OIO approval still pending to end.) Read more »

First Food Act fine imposed on Hellers for mis-labelling

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) – Bacon and sausage manufacturer Hellers has been fined $39,375 and ordered to pay $5,000 to each of three children who suffered allergic reactions after eating mis-labelled sausages. Read more »

Addressing effects of breast cancer among the workforce

Press Release – Boyes PR

Please find attached an Economist Intelligence Unit report on how to address the growing effects of breast cancer among the New Zealand workforce. Read more »

Hawke’s Bay Food Innovation Hub closer to reality

Press Release – Hastings District Council

The creation of the Hawkes Bay Food Innovation Hub has reached another milestone, with Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) approving the draft feasibility study and progressing the project to complete its business case. Read more »

Statement of preliminary issues for Ixom/Oji acquisition

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission has published a Statement of Preliminary Issues relating to Ixoms proposed acquisition of the manufacturing assets of a chemical plant in Kawerau from Oji. Read more »

NZ brand Duffle&Co achieves Climate Positive accreditation

Press Release – Duffle and Co

This brings huge value for the NZ and international fashion industry, paving the way for more transparent, sustainable consumerism. Read more »

NZ manufacturing activity hits highest level since April

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 18 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand’s manufacturing activity hit its highest level since April in December and while activity in 2018 was weaker than it has been during the past two years, it was still above average. Read more »

Magnum Launches Its First Ever Vegan Ice Cream

Press Release – MAGNUM

Expertly crafted for 100% pleasure, Magnum Dairy Free combines smooth velvety vanilla ice cream and thick cracking chocolate, providing Magnums signature cracking experience but all in a new vegan format. Read more »

Green Party welcome win by Sistema workers

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party congratulate E t Sistema members who have secured a collective agreement that will ensure a 16% pay increase and a commitment to always pay workers above minimum wage. Read more »

Retail NZ Welcomes Nathan Guy Bill on Food Contamination

Press Release – Retail NZ

Retail NZ has applauded National MP Nathan Guy for proposing a Members Bill that will create stronger penalties for deliberate food contamination. Read more »

Global Timber and Wood Products Market Update

Press Release – Wood Resources International

Declining trade of softwood lumber, plummeting lumber prices in the US and slowing wood demand in China were some of the biggest international lumber developments in the 3Q/18, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly Read more »

Kiwis’ New Year resolutions say good riddance to bad rubbish

Press Release – Ethique

New Zealanders are eager to find more ways to reduce their plastic use, a new survey has found. With the New Year comes new habits, and the survey showed New Zealanders are crying out for better alternatives to plastic waste in 2019. Read more »

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