Industry will work with Govt on healthier food choices

The Food & Grocery Council 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...

Backing for policy on housing’s threat to food

The NZ Food & Grocery Council backs the call from Horticulture NZ for a national food security policy focused on the threat to food production from urban sprawl. Chief Executive Katherine Rich says concerns raised by Horticulture NZ at the effect urban...

Barker’s, T&G Global win at NZ Food Awards

FGC members Barker’s of Geraldine and T&G Global scored awards at the Massey University New Zealand Food Awards. Barker’s won a category for the third year in a row, this year for a new product in the Villa Maria Non-Alcoholic Beverages Award catergory – Squeezed...

Huge effort into reformulating food, drink

Manufacturers have put huge, ongoing effort into reformulating popular food and beverage products to remove sugar, fat or salt, Katherine Rich says. ​”Blaming the environment is an academic theory that only takes you so far. There are many people who live in the...

Moves to ban single-use plastic bags welcomed

New World and Countdown stores will be single-use plastic bag-free by the end of next year – moves that are welcomed by FGC. A survey by New World showed shoppers don’t want bags, and so the stoies will join Countdown in phasing them out. New World’s BagVote...

Calls for food regulation not backed by study

Calls by researchers for more regulation on food and beverage are not backed by the findings of the study they use as evidence, says FGC. Otago and Auckland university researchers say their study showed children were bombarded by junk food advertisements in schools,...

Public Money Spent on Poor Research

In the nearly nine years I’ve led the Food and Grocery Council, I’ve become increasingly concerned about the quality of some academic research being published about the food industry. I’m sure we’d get better outcomes if there were clearer lines between what’s good...
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