New Zealand

Country of origin labelling pushed by Green Party, New Zealand

Green party wants mandatory country of origin labelling

By Ankush Chibber

The Green Party in New Zealand has said that mandatory country of origin labelling (COOL) for foods sold in the country would be one of its top priorities in any post-election policy agreement.

New Zealand gas leak sparks fears over production losses

Gas leak sparks fears over food production losses

By Nilpa Shah

A gas leak on New Zealand’s upper North Island forced the closure of many food factories in the affected area, stifling production and increasing concerns for the country’s economy.

Fonterra recalls cheese products

Fonterra recalls cheese products

By Ankush Chibber

The New Zealand-based dairy giant Fonterra has announced a recall of its cheese products that are being sold in the Australian market, it said in a statement issued this week.

German fund buying up NZ dairy farms

German fund buying up NZ dairy farms

By Ankush Chibber

A German fund is buying up acres of New Zealand farm land meant for dairying, saying that its is extremely bullish on that sector in the country, thanks to the spiking demand from developing economies.

Gourmet NZ yoghurt may hit Japanese stores

Gourmet NZ yoghurt may hit Japanese stores

By Ankush Chibber

Demand for gourmet yoghurt has seen a small yoghurt maker from New Zealand attract interest from a multi-million dollar player that would see its products on shelves in thousands of stores in Japan.

The proposal could go beyond fruit and veg, and impact manufacturers

Petition filed in NZ against tax on food products

By Ankush Chibber

A petition filed in the New Zealand Parliament on August 16 challenges the Goods and Services Tax (GST) levied on food in the country; a tax that was first levied in the 1980s.

Kiwi foods welcome on Aussie Woolworths shelves

Kiwi foods welcome on Aussie Woolworths shelves

By Ankush Chibber

The incoming chief of Australian supermarket giant Woolworths Ltd has said that the chain will welcome food products out of New Zealand on its shelves, despite its policy of buying local first.

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