Senior doctors’ association naïve over obesity call

Senior doctors’ association naïve over obesity call

The senior doctors’ association is naïve in thinking any government can pass laws that will make people brush their teeth or eat less, says FGC Chief Executive Katherine Rich. She is responding to calls by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists for the...
About ShopCare

About ShopCare

ShopCare is a New Zealand Food & Grocery Council initiative born out of a $1.5 million grant from ACC to tackle injuries in the workplace. It’s part of a $22 million injury prevention programme by ACC that includes the forestry and construction industries and...
Ramping up work on H&S and sustainability

Ramping up work on H&S and sustainability

The food and grocery sector embarked recently on two initiatives that promise benefits far into the future. Health & safety and sustainability have for many years been at the forefront of companies’ thinking. Most can point to work they’ve done and are continuing...
Bluebird reformulation adds to healthier options

Bluebird reformulation adds to healthier options

Reformulation work by Pepsico to remove much of the saturated fat from its major snacks brands is a great initiative that continues the industry’s path to developing healthier options, says the NZ Food & Grocery Council. “Switching to canola oil to remove up to...
Health Stars top 5150 products

Health Stars top 5150 products

There are now more than 5150 food products in supermarkets sporting Health Star Rating labels. At 30 September there were 2653 products from FGC-member companies – an increase of 155 in just the three months since June 30. The remaining 2497 are the home brands of...
FGC welcomes Govt response to obesity taskforce report

FGC welcomes Govt response to obesity taskforce report

The New Zealand Food & Grocery Council welcomes the Government’s positive response to the report of Food Industry Taskforce on Addressing Factors Contributing to Obesity, released today. Chief Executive Katherine Rich says she is encouraged Ministers David Clark...
Synlait purchase of Dairyworks great for industry

Synlait purchase of Dairyworks great for industry

Synlait Milk’s acquisition of Canterbury company Dairyworks is great news for the New Zealand dairy industry, says Katherine Rich. “This is an exciting development. It brings together two innovative companies and reunites a dairy industry dream team of Leon Clement...
Forcing up price of unhealthy food ‘not answer’

Forcing up price of unhealthy food ‘not answer’

The Food & Grocery Council shares concerns by Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare around diabetes and obesity, says Katherine Rich, but it doesn’t believe forcing up the price of unhealthy food and drink is the answer. Mrs Rich was asked by the NZ Herald to...
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