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My Daily Digest: March 11, 2021

NZ Pork a win-lose situation  The New Zealand pork industry is still waiting for the Government to act on country of origin labelling for imported pork, which they say is reared using practices that are illegal here.

Country of origin labelling is a tricky subject in NZ because while many exporters would benefit, some would be put at a disadvantage.

NZ milk powder, for instance, can have other ingredients added to it before it is consumed and that makes labelling complex. 

Different requirements in our various export markets make packaging costly and complex as well.

But at the end of the day, people have a right to know what they’re serving up to their family.

Figuring out a way to retain market access for all foods, while giving transparency and assurance to consumers, must be achievable.


Bryan Gibson


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