Food industry Heath Star products pass 2000 mark

The food industry is now producing 2003 products with Health Star Rating logos. The milestone was reached during the first quarter of the year, and is a sharp jump from the 1891 products at 31 December last year, and 1744 at 30 September.

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Chalkboard theory on sugar tax fails real life test

Criticism by Otago University campaigners of analysis by NZIER economists on the effectiveness of a sugar tax is weak, says FGC. “Some theories that work well on a public health chalkboard don't work in real life or survive disciplined economic analysis," says Katherine Rich.

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Entries open for 2018 NZ Food Awards

Entries are open for the 2018 NZ Food Awards. This year the awards are looking to highlight products that are focused on sustainability, market relevance, and have strong health and nutritional attributes. Entries close on 30 June, judging is from 10-13 July, and the awards Gala Dinner is on 17 October.

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Women in Retail & FMCG Leadership Summit next week

A star-studded line-up of speakers will grace the third annual Women in Retail & FMCG Leadership Summit in Auckland on 28-31 May. The conference comprises case studies, expert commentaries, panel discussions and practical workshop sessions, honing in on the critical skillsets required of female leaders.

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