All posts by Laurence Eyres

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Oils and Fats News August 2014

AGM and Winter Dinner An enjoyable meal and social was held at The Grand Harbour Chinese Restaurant on The Viaduct in Auckland. Fuelled by good food and wine the members elected the existing committee and re-appointed the auditor. The Chairman’s report is on the website. http://www.oilsfats.org.nz/ Papers presented at NZIFST conference July 2014 Antioxidants A really practical and modern guide to natural antioxidant choice, was presented by Harish Metel of Kemin. This area is of vital importance to NZ food manufacturers particularly exporters as many…

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Food Act 2014

You’ll probably be aware by now that the Food Bill has received the Royal Assent, and is now the Food Act 2014. The Act can be viewed at: http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2014/0032/latest/DLM2995811.html?search=ta_act_F_ac%40ainf%40anif_an%40bn%40rn_25_a&p=4 Some provisions of the new Act are in force already. These are powers that are conferred on the Director General of MPI, and that would typically be used in a food safety response situation. The key powers are: – direction to complete and supply a declaration – direction to impose movement or related controls – direction…

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Oils and Fats News June 2014

Annual dinner and AGM This will be held at Grand Harbour Chinese restaurant on the viaduct in Auckland. The date to book in diaries is Tuesday, 24 June. A very tasty banquet is planned and as usual excellent wines will be provided in a private room. We hope as many people as possible will attend this informal evening. The booking form is on the new website. The New website Contributions, comments, additions and suggestions are welcomed by members. If anyone wants to delve into the…

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