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Australia finds 1/2m new weekly bread shoppers in a year

By RJ Whitehead

Australia’s ultra-competitive bread market has picked up nearly half a million new customers in the last year, with almost 11m shoppers now spending an average of A$8.20 (US$6.16) each on their weekly loaves, buns and baguettes—though specialist shops...

FRIENZ looks for collaboration on food processing technology.

New Zealand targets EU food processors

By Jenny Eagle

A group of delegates from New Zealand will visit Europe next month to look for partnerships on food processing technologies for products, preservation and food safety. 

Obesity needs tackling, but only through considered measures

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Obesity needs tackling, but only through considered measures

By Katherine Rich, chief executive of the NZ Food & Grocery Council

The level of obesity among New Zealanders, and children in particular, is a major concern, with 28% of adults and one in 10 children aged between two and 14 classed as obese. What’s more, the figures are even higher when broken down by ethnicity. 

Choice’s ‘sneaky politics’ is what's really misleading consumers

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Choice’s ‘sneaky politics’ is what's really misleading consumers

By Katherine Rich, chief executive of the NZ Food & Grocery Council

Recently Choice, the consumer activist group from Australia, accused a number of Australian and New Zealand food manufacturers of making allegedly "shonky" health claims (see details and reaction here) and telling "furphies" about...

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