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  • 21 Sep 2021

    United Fresh Mid-Year Trend Report: Has COVID-19 Changed Our Shopping Habits Forever?

    Grocery shopping trends over the past few years have focused on the latest ‘superfood’ or diet and lifestyle craze, but this year research commissioned by United Fresh shows the significant impact that COVID-19 is having in supermarket aisles around Aotearoa.

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  • 24 Aug 2021

    Methyl Bromide Recapture – NZ Environment Protection Authority Release Decision 11/8/21

    In April 2019, The New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) began considering an application to reassess the proposed recapture requirements (the controls) for Methyl Bromide that were originally due to come into force in 2021.

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  • 12 Aug 2021

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - July/August 2021

    School-based Interventions to Increase Fruit & Vegetable Consumption: Efficacy, Success and Challenges

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  • 29 Jul 2021

    Millennials and Generation Z found to be the biggest wasters of food

    Research conducted in April shows Millennials and Generation Z are not living up to their credentials as climate change activists with these two groups responsible for the largest amounts of food waste in the country.

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  • 29 Jun 2021

    Kiwi Firm Leading Delivery of Home Compostable Fruit Labels

    Aotearoa’s leading producer of fruit labels, Jenkins Freshpac Systems, has just been awarded a gold medal in development and creativity for their industrial compostable label.  Now the firm has its eyes firmly set on testing and refining a home compostable fruit label. 

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  • 18 Jun 2021

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - June 2021

    Initiatives of the Global Alliance for the Promotion of Fruit and Vegetable Consumption, featuring 5+ A Day & Fruit & Vegetables in Schools New Zealand

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  • 15 Jun 2021

    New Country of Origin Regulations coming into force on 12th November 2021

    As previously communicated, the Government has recently introduced mandatory Country of Origin Labelling for certain foods, including fresh fruit and vegetables as per the following descriptions;

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  • 15 Jun 2021

    The Economic Implications of Food Safety Incidents

    Dr Malik Altaf Hussain (Senior Food Safety Officer at the Victorian Department of Health, Food Safety Unit, Australia), recently presented on behalf of the New Zealand Food Safety Science Research Centre (NZFSSRC) about what food safety incidents are, their contributing factors and their economic impacts.
    To follow is a summary.

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  • 21 May 2021

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - May 2021

    Fruit and vegetable consumption and type 2 diabetes prevention

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  • 20 May 2021

    Ground-Breaking UN Discussion Identifies Pathways To Food Future for Aotearoa

    Hosted by United Fresh, the UN Independent Dialogue brought together for the first time experts from across the entire supply chain from production to retail along with tangata whenua representatives and leaders from organisations which support vulnerable communities such as food banks and churches.

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  • 06 May 2021

    Food Safety & Traceability Update - May 2021

    Update on COVID-19, SFFF Traceability, Food Safety Risk Ranking and Recycled Packaging Projects

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  • 22 Apr 2021

    The global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - April 2021

    Dietary guidelines - are they in line with a sustainable diet?

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  • 15 Apr 2021

    Kiwi Experts Leading Global Conversation for UN About Equitable Food Systems

    United Fresh, Aotearoa’s pan produce industry organisation, is set to lead a United Nations Independent Dialogue as part of the UN’s global initiative the Food Systems Summit (UNFSS). 

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  • 10 Mar 2021

    The global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - March 2021

    Nudges & Food Consumption Behaviours

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  • 10 Mar 2021

    Produce Industry Launches UN Initiative in New Zealand to Address Hunger and Increase Wellbeing

    Aotearoa’s $6 billion fresh produce industry today rolls out a localised UN initiative, as it celebrates the launch of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV).

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  • 02 Mar 2021

    Knowledge Officer Update – Blueberries

    Blueberries have quietly increased in relevance within the range of produce grown in New Zealand. Fresh consumption is increasing in New Zealand, as well as offshore

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  • 02 Mar 2021

    United Fresh Becomes Trust Alliance Observer

    United Fresh is pleased to advise acceptance of Trust Alliance New Zealand’s offer to act as an observer at Trust Alliance meetings.

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  • 18 Feb 2021

    The global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - February 2021

    COVID-19 & Food Consumption Behaviours

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  • 10 Feb 2021

    Supply Chain and Opportunities for Blueberries in NZ

    Blueberries have quietly increased in relevance within the range of produce grown in New Zealand. Fresh consumption is increasing in New Zealand, as well as offshore.

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  • 04 Feb 2021

    Latest FSSRC Report Assesses Any Evidence of Foodborne Transmissions of SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19)- Feb 2021

    The New Zealand Food Safety Science & Research Centre (FSSRC) has produced a further literature review update on the potential relationship between foodborne transmissions and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19).

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  • 28 Jan 2021

    Food Safety & Traceability Update - January 2021

    This edition provides an update on the work conducted towards sustainability of the fresh produce sector, as well as highlighting the importance of food safety, Traceability and how to improve them.

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  • 13 Jan 2021

    The global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - January 2021

    Actions and Interventions to increase F&V Consumption

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  • 05 Jan 2021

    Trend Report 2021: Adapting to the new normal

    There is no question that the world has changed immensely in the space of just 12 months. The unprecedented scale of the COVID-19 pandemic has touched the lives of every New Zealander and the implications of the national lockdown will be felt for years to come. 

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