Food Safety

Food Safety

Food safety is top of mind for FGC and its members. New Zealand’s food products are renowned around the world for their quality and safety, and we play our part in guarding that reputation jealously. FGC has a group of technical experts – the Health & Regulatory...
Food and Product Recall & Withdrawal

Food and Product Recall & Withdrawal

Food recalls can be seen two ways – as a positive that the food safety system is working and that products that don’t comply can be traced and withdrawn, or as a negative in that regular recalls are an indication the company has a weakness in their system. Needing to...
Barcodes decoded for new users

Barcodes decoded for new users

The common retail bar code is surrounded by mystery for many new users. They often complain at the difficulty they have finding out who to ask and where to go to get the barcodes they have been told they need. A web search on “barcodes” can throw up thousands of...

Media response: more behind higher milk prices

Stuff recently published a story entitled ‘Milking it: NZ’s milk price: Who’s getting rich?’ It reported that milk prices were “astoundingly high,” citing that the price for a litre of fresh milk in Germany was the equivalent of $1.51 compared to $2.37 in...

FSANZ Cost Recovery Implementation Statement

Cost Recovery Implementation Statement: Development of food regulatory measures 2018-19 issued by Food Standards Australia New Zealand on 5 July 2018, to Food Standards Australia New Zealand Submission document