Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Food Industry Response to Gas Outage
The Maui Gas outage is certainly creating some challenges for the food industry, but our member companies are steadily and methodically working through the issues, says Katherine Rich Chief Executive of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council.
Food and Beverage Project a Major Asset to Industry
Katherine Rich, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council welcomed the release of major food industry reports by the Hon David Carter today in Auckland as part of the Ministry of Economic Development’s extensive Food and Beverage Information Project.
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Food Bill Protects Kiwiana
Calls for exempting home gardeners, food barterers and sellers at farmers markets from the vital responsibility of providing safe food fail to take into account what the Bill actually states, says Katherine Rich, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council.
Tuesday, 27 September 2011
FGC Pays Tribute to Sue Kedgley
The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council pays tribute to retiring Member of Parliament Sue Kedgley and wishes her well for the delivery of her valedictory statement in Parliament today.
Monday, 1 August 2011
Government Slashes Red Tape For Grocery Sector
The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council (FGC) congratulates the Government and Medsafe for new Medicines Act regulations, which come into force today.
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Aussie Palm Oil Bill Potential Breach of ANZ Food Treaty
Australian Federal politicians debating the merits of Senator Nick Xenophon’s Palm Oil Bill, seem to be overlooking a potential breach of the Australia New Zealand Food Treaty, says Katherine Rich, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council.
Wednesday, 29 June 2011
Teethy Grin after ERMA Dental Whitener Announcement
The Food and Grocery Council welcomes the release of today's decision by the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA) that protects the sale of low risk dental whitening products in supermarkets.
Wednesday, 1 June 2011
FGC Welcomes MAF Ruling on Heitiki Infant Formula
The Ministry of Agriculture’s declaration that the Heitiki infant formula products are safe has been welcomed by the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council (FGC).
Monday, 30 May 2011
Food Industry Backs Turia's Call
The New Zealand Food and Grocery Council (FGC) today strongly backed Minister Tariana Turia’s call for a full investigation by regulators into the status of Heitiki Infant Formula and the credentials of the company Kiaora New Zealand International Limited.
Friday, 27 May 2011
Danish Arguments on Marmite Ban Spread Thin
Regardless of attempts to argue the semantics of the current status of Marmite and Vegemite in Denmark, there effectively remains a ban on the legal sale of these products, says Katherine Rich, CEO of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council.
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Lion's $15mill Investment in Canterbury Great News
The Food and Grocery Council today congratulated Lion for its announcement that the company will invest a further $15 million in its Christchurch facility situated in Christchurch's central business district.
Marmite Smuggling Denmark's New Crime
New Zealand's food and grocery companies are incredulous at Denmark's bizarre decision to make breakfast spreads like Marmite and Vegemite illegal under food safety laws, says Katherine Rich, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Food & Grocery Council.
Friday, 18 February 2011
Fonterra Milk Decision: Food & Grocery Council Response
"Fonterra deserves high praise for its decision to further subsidise the New Zealand market at significant cost to the company, says Katherine Rich, Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council.
Thursday, 10 February 2011
Food & Grocery Council Congratulates Peter Kean
The Food and Grocery Council (FGC) congratulates Peter Kean on his appointment as Managing Director to lead Australian food and beverage giant, National Foods, says FGC Chief Executive Katherine Rich.
Friday, 5 November 2010
Food & Grocery Council Disappointed at Government Tobacco Decision
The Food and Grocery Council expressed disappointment today at the Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia's decisions that will prohibit all visible tobacco retail displays, void current New Zealand grocery industry commercial agreements and potentially deny companies the use of their trademarks.
Wednesday, 3 November 2010
Food & Grocery Council Hopes for Sensible Outcomes
The Food and Grocery Council today welcomed the release of the Report from the Maori Affairs Select Committee's "Inquiry into the tobacco industry in Aotearoa and the consequences of tobacco use for Maori".
Monday, 6 September 2010
Food and Grocery Council Statement Correcting Herald on Sunday Report
Today's Herald on Sunday article "Many Cantabrians still without water and power" includes comments attributed to the Food and Grocery Council (FGC), which are not correct.
Monday, 19 July 2010
Food & Grocery Council Welcomes Government Announcement on Employment Law
The Food and Grocery Council welcomes Prime Minister John Key's announcement today of a series of improvements to New Zealand employment law.
Monday, 21 June 2010
Food and Grocery Council joins Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil
The Food and Grocery Council is pleased to announce our membership of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), says Chief Executive, Katherine Rich.
Thursday, 11 March 2010
$21 Million Funding Boost for New Zealand Food Innovation Centres
The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council says Government funding of $21 million, to establish a network of new food innovation centres in Manukau, Waikato, Palmerston North and Canterbury, will create a significant resource for the food industry, and encourage more product development to be done in New Zealand.
Friday, 26 February 2010
Government Slashes Red Tape for Grocery Sector
The Government's release today of a Medsafe discussion document recommending that fluoride toothpastes and anti-dandruff shampoos be removed from Medicines Act regulations, will save millions in pointless compliance costs for the grocery sector, and increase choice for New Zealanders, says Katherine Rich, Chief Executive of the Food and Grocery Council (FGC).