Australian researchers have found that dual implementation of the Health Star Ratings (HSR) and Nutrient Profiling Scoring Criterion (NPSC) to advertise product healthiness is "likely to result in confusion for consumers".
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) aims to permit the sale of monk fruit as a sweetener in the two countries by January 2019. Currently, monk fruit is only approved for sale as a fruit or drink flavouring.
New Zealand dairy cooperative Fonterra has announced its FY18 annual results, the plan to improve its business performance and the outlook for FY19, including a review of its investment with Chinese company Beingmate.
Dairy farmers in Queensland are calling on shoppers to boycott Coles stores, after the retailer declined to adopt a 10-cent drought levy on milk to help farmers cope with the soaring cost of grain and fodder for milking cows.
Will the Asian invasion have longstanding benefits for the industry in New Zealand as it becomes a central link in China's supply chain?