Bursting FIZZ’s bubbles

Claims that a tax on sugary drinks is likely to have “a number of benefits” for the population have been shot down by an analysis of available evidence. FGC analysed actual sales figures from both before and after sugar taxes were introduced in Mexico in 2014, and using on-the-ground experience of the NZ industry.

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Industry will work with Govt on healthier food choices

FGC welcomes the Government’s interest in food and beverage manufacturing, and looks forward to sharing the success of our members’ reformulation and innovation work, and working constructively to see what more can be done to help Kiwis make healthier choices, says Chief Executive Katherine Rich.

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Save these dates for 2018

FGC’s half-yearly and AGM for 2018 will be held at Villa Maria in South Auckland on Thursday 17 May. Registrations will open next year. A reminder also that the 2018 annual conference will be held in Brisbane, from 7-9 November.

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Food and Fibre Innovation 30 Nov

MPI’s 2017 Food and Fibre Innovation Conference will be held on 30 November in Wellington. ‘Innovation – from Vision to Action’, will focus on how a business engages in innovation across its supply chain, from inputs through to how products are processed, packaged, distributed and consumed.

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