Pressure on exporters to China as locals step up

Pressure on exporters to China as locals step up

The pressure is on food and beverage importers to China to innovate as local brands increase market share, according to new research. Local Chinese brands grew by 7.7% in 2017, capturing 98% of market growth, while foreign brands grew by just 0.4%. Food Navigator-Asia...

Community Programmes

FGC members join with communities across New Zealand in many programmes and activities in order to deliver a positive impact and leverage industry skills, knowledge and resources to help New Zealanders live healthier lives. We are also keen to share our successes and...

Product labelling, Consumer Information & Education

Our members want to provide consumers with the choice and information that empowers them to make decisions for a healthy life. We accept the importance of clarity, transparency and fact-based information. The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code provides the...

Marketing to Children

FGC and member companies submitted on the 2016 review of the Advertising Standards Authority codes of marketing on food and to children. The new Children and Young People’s Advertising Code is in full effect on 2 October 2017. NZFGC also signed up to the Healthy Kids...

Acrylamide Update

There has been ongoing debate about the dangers of acrylamide in food and beverage. Food Standards Australia New Zealand has developed an infographic on acrylamide for the food industry, together with updated web content that draws heavily on the content of the...
Flushable Wipes

Flushable Wipes

The issue of wet wipes clogging sewerage systems has been a growing issue in recent years as this grocery category became more popular. FGC has been working on the issue since 2015 when it became aware of concerns that wet wipes, along with items such as babies’...
Sugar Tax Would Have to Be Enormous to Work

Sugar Tax Would Have to Be Enormous to Work

A British Medical Journal discussion on pro’s and con’s of a sugar tax provides a balanced discussion, but it’s clear that such taxes would have to be enormous to have an effect. The discussion, “Could a sugar tax help obesity?”, featured Adjunct Professor Sirpa...

Company Nutrition Polices & Product Formulation

FGC member companies aim to offer consumers and shoppers a range of products and services that support the goals of healthier diets and lifestyles through a number of different initiatives. This includes making nutrition policies public, undertaking product...

Julian Baggini: Coke or Milk?

FGC commissioned world-renowned philosopher and author Julian Baggini to give his unique perspective on current discussions in the food industry. In this article, he discusses a topic that is regularly raised – should healthier food automatically be cheaper. Coke or...

Employee Health & Wellness

In actively engaging in the promotion and support of the work by members to deliver health & wellness across the New Zealand population, NZFGC member companies start their health & wellness programmes ‘at home’ by implementing employee health & wellness...
Palm Oil

Palm Oil

Palm oil is used in many food and grocery products because of its versatility. There has been an ongoing campaign by groups within New Zealand and overseas to restrict its use because of deforestation in sensitive habitats in the world’s biggest producing countries...
Milk Permeate – The Facts

Milk Permeate – The Facts

There are often comments around the addition of ‘permeate’ to milk as if to suggest it’s a foreign additive. Permeate is a natural by-product of milk processing.   Here are the facts: Because milk is a natural product which comes straight from the cow, its composition...
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