Manual handling online course

Manual handling online course

Manual handling injuries across the food and grocery industry are more common than they should be. In line with NZ Food & Grocery Council’s accent on the many aspects of health & safety, its Health & Safety Working Group, together with injury prevention...

Mondelez risk assessment tool

You can’t manage a risk unless you first identify it. Mondelez International uses Risk Assessment as a standard HSE tool. But what is Risk Assessment and how does it benefit the business? Risk Assessment is a focused examination of what, in the workplace, could cause...
School & Community Initiatives

School & Community Initiatives

FGC and its member companies are committed to being strongly supportive of encouraging healthy lifestyles and reducing harm in the community. As such, many companies have launched initiatives or joined with others or non-government organisations such as the Heart...
Fighting Obesity

Fighting Obesity

New Zealand, like many countries, is facing a growing obesity problem. Although we are not near the worst in the world for the percentage of our population regarded as obese, our position at 29th (29.20% of our population) is still too high. And we don’t rate well...
Health Star Rating System

Health Star Rating System

The Food & Grocery Council is a strong advocate for and a key player in the Health Star Rating system ­- the front of pack labelling system designed to help shoppers make quicker and easier healthier food choices by comparing products in the same category. HSR...

Reformulation

The food industry agrees that obesity is at a concerning level, so it is putting a huge amount of effort into reformulating food and beverage products to remove sugar, fat or salt and provide consumers with healthier options. This work has been ongoing for years. As a...
Healthy Balance Website

Healthy Balance Website

The NZ Food & Grocery Council has a separate website that publishes information to help families make healthier choices in their diet, as well as healthier attitudes to fitness and family. HealthyBalance.nz was created as part of FGC’s drive to present practical,...
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...

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...

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...
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