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2019

  • 16 Dec 2019

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - December 2019

    Challenges and interventions to increase fruit and vegetable consumption

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  • 13 Dec 2019

    Food Safety Update December 2019 - Emerging Food Risks due to Climate Change

    Climate Change increasingly affects food production. The changes to temperatures and rainfall patterns from climate change are being predicted to lead to a 2-6% decline crop yields every decade, as droughts, fires, floods, shifting seasons, and increased insect populations impact on our ability to grow crops.

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  • 12 Dec 2019

    Science and the Plastics Problem Documentary

    The New Zealand Science and Research Centre have recently launched the ‘Science and the Plastics Problem’ documentary.

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  • 12 Dec 2019

    Industrial Gases

    Currently, United Fresh is working on two aspects of industrial gases and proposed new regulations that will impact the fresh produce industry: refrigerant gases and the fumigant Methyl Bromide.

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  • 12 Dec 2019

    Biosecurity Update - December 2019

    There are no event related updates at this point in time. At the time of writing, the Northcote Fruit Fly Exclusion Zone remains in place. 

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  • 11 Nov 2019

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - November 2019

    Childhood Obesity

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  • 31 Oct 2019

    United Fresh Signs Biosecurity Business Pledge

    United Fresh was one of 50 New Zealand companies to sign up today at the launch event of the first-of-its-kind Biosecurity Business Pledge to protect New Zealand from pests and diseases.

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  • 24 Oct 2019

    United Fresh Food Safety Newsletter - October 2019

    In this issue we are looking at three articles on climate change and its potential impact on foodborne illness, production and business management.

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  • 15 Oct 2019

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - October 2019

    Recent news on the special supplemental nutrition programme for women, infants and children (WIC)

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  • 11 Oct 2019

    United Fresh Members' Meeting Presentations

    Our Members' Meeting last month was the largest yet and the presentations are now available in the members’ only section of our website.

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  • 11 Oct 2019

    Sustainable Farming Fund (SFF) Traceability Project - Milestone 5 Update

    Our SFF Traceability project is looking to assist members and the entire value-chain by providing some understanding on how internal Traceability systems can be improved and external Traceability systems can become more robust and streamlined.

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  • 19 Sep 2019

    Fresh Produce Safety Centre Seeking Director Nominations

    FPSC Ltd is seeking nominations to fill two Board vacancies, one from New Zealand (effective from 27 November 2019).

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  • 19 Sep 2019

    Women & Leadership New Zealand (WLNZ) - Scholarship Support

    Scholarship Support for Senior, Mid and Early Career Managers in the Farming and Agriculture Sector.

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  • 16 Sep 2019

    Latest Consumer Habits Revealed For Fruit & Vegetables

    New research shows breakfast could provide the greatest opportunity for our fresh produce industry to convince more Kiwis to consume fruit and vegetables. 

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  • 12 Sep 2019

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - September 2019

    General Practitioners and Health Promotion

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  • 09 Sep 2019

    United Fresh Food Safety Update, September 2019

    Welcome to the first edition of our Technical Advisory Group's Food Safety Updates. This update covers the release of MPI's Draft Food Safety Strategy.

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  • 12 Aug 2019

    Biosecurity NZ: Fruit fly response in Auckland about to step up again

    As we are nearing the end of winter, Biosecurity New Zealand’s fruit fly response in the Northcote area is about to step up again, with the focus on maintaining controls and resuming baiting and more intensive trapping.

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  • 09 Aug 2019

    Save The Planet - Eat Your 5+ A Day

    With the spotlight on climate change growing hotter by the day, we’re all starting to think about the small things we can do as individuals to save the planet we inhabit.

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  • 07 Aug 2019

    Free Fruit & Vegetables In Schools Receives Top Marks From NZ Parents

    Kiwi parents and school principals overwhelmingly back the Fruit & Vegetables in Schools (FIS) initiative and new research shows there’s a strong desire for the Government-funded scheme to be expanded.

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  • 30 Jul 2019

    Update from MPI on Import Health Standards for fresh fruit and vegetables

    The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has completed an administrative review of Import Health Standards (IHSs) for fresh fruit and vegetables for human consumption.

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  • 22 Jul 2019

    Fruit Fly Update from MPI – No let-up in Biosecurity Response

    "It is that continued vigilance that led to the discovery of another single male fruit fly on 15 July in a trap in the current controlled area, 350 metres from where the last was found on 31 May," says Biosecurity New Zealand spokesperson Dr Catherine Duthie.

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  • 17 Jul 2019

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - July/August 2019

    When French Young General Practitioners Commit to Healthy Eating

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  • 24 Jun 2019

    FPSC A-NZ 2019 Conference

    United Fresh Technical Advisory Group Representative Anne-Marie Arts will be presenting an update on the Sustainable Farming Fund Traceability Project.

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  • 14 Jun 2019

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - June 2019

    The Key Role of General Practitioners in Health Promotion

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  • 14 Jun 2019

    Government extends Fruit & Vegetables in Schools Initiative

    The Ministry of Health has confirmed the extension of the United Fresh-managed Fruit & Vegetables in Schools initiative now providing over 120,000 servings of fresh fruit and vegetables each school day nationwide.

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  • 07 Jun 2019

    Fruit Fly update from MPI, Another Male Fruit Fly Found

    Despite the large on the ground efforts, another male fruit fly was found last week in one of the network of fruit fly traps.

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  • 20 May 2019

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - May 2019

    Tackling Childhood Obesity, How to Make Childhood Lifestyle Healthier?

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  • 02 May 2019

    Fruit Fly Update - 28 April 2019

    Biosecurity New Zealand has reintroduced controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables in the Auckland suburb of Northcote following the detection of a further Queensland fruit fly.https://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/fruit-fly-in-auckland-situation-update-26-april-2019/?utm_source=notification-emailhttps://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/fruit-fly-in-auckland-situation-update-26-april-2019/?utm_source=notification-email

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  • 15 Apr 2019

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - April 2019

    Need for food system change to modify consumption

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  • 15 Apr 2019

    Diversity in Horticulture

    United Fresh is providing funding for the new Women in Horticulture group...

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  • 27 Mar 2019

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - March 2019

    Cruciferous Vegetables Intake & Health Benefits

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  • 22 Mar 2019

    Ministry for Primary Industries Notification Fruit Fly update from MPI Friday 22nd March 2019

    Controls on the movement of fruit and vegetables in Devonport and Ōtara have been lifted. The restrictions in place on the movement of fruit and vegetables and the current baiting programme in Controlled Zones in the North Shore suburb of Northcote remain in place.

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  • 18 Mar 2019

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - February 2019

    Diet quality and bone health

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  • 15 Mar 2019

    TREND REPORT 2019: The Year of the Rise of Fresh Produce - Part 2

    Welcome to Part Two of our United Fresh Trend Report including cannabis and beauty benefits! Global indications show fresh fruit and vegetables at the top of every trend list.

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  • 15 Mar 2019

    Biosecurity New Zealand Notification: Two further male Queensland fruit fly have been found in Northcote, bringing the total to 6

    One of the new finds is inside the current Zone A and the other is in Zone B.

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  • 06 Mar 2019

    MPI Notification: A fourth male Queensland fruit fly has been found in Northcote and another Facialis fruit fly has been found in Ōtara

    A fourth male Queensland fruit fly has been found in Northcote and another Facialis fruit fly has been found in Ōtara.

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  • 01 Mar 2019

    Biosecurity New Zealand Notification: Third Queensland fruit fly found in Northcote, Auckland

    Further biosecurity restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetables in the Auckland suburb of Northcote are being put in place, following the find of a third Queensland fruit fly in the area.

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  • 25 Feb 2019

    Biosecurity New Zealand Notification Fruit Fly – Situation Update 25 February 2019

    A second Queensland fruit fly has been found in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Northcote. The detection was in what is known as Zone A in Northcote and was 113 metres from the original detection there.

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  • 22 Feb 2019

    Biosecurity NZ Notification: Otara Update, Second Fruit Fly Found - 22/2/19

    A second Facialis fruit fly has been found in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Ōtara, just 70 metres from the first detection earlier in the week.

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  • 21 Feb 2019

    Fruit Fly Industry Meeting 26/2/19 - MPI to Provide Clarity

    Ministry for Primary Industries will be presenting on the three recent fruit fly findings and will be providing clarity to industry on the protocols required when transporting fresh fruit and vegetables in and through the Controlled Areas.

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  • 21 Feb 2019

    Biosecurity New Zealand Notification: Queensland fruit fly detected in new area on Auckland's North Shore 21/2/19

    Surveillance activity in Auckland will be stepped up following the discovery of a second Queensland fruit fly on the North Shore.

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  • 19 Feb 2019

    Biosecurity New Zealand Notification: New species of fruit fly found in Otara, Auckland Under Investigation 19/2/2019

    A second type of fruit fly, (Bactrocera facialis - the "facialis fruit fly") has been found in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Otara.

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  • 18 Feb 2019

    TREND REPORT 2019: The Year of the Rise of Fresh Produce - Part 1

    Whether you’re growing it, selling it or just eating it, fresh produce in New Zealand is a core staple in every household. With great growing conditions and an innovative, versatile industry, we’re lucky to have access to some of the tastiest fruit and vegetables on the planet.

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  • 15 Feb 2019

    MPI Notification: Auckland fruit fly find under investigation 15/2/19

    Biosecurity New Zealand is investigating a find of a single male Queensland fruit fly in a surveillance trap in the Auckland suburb of Devonport.

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  • 31 Jan 2019

    New 5+ A Day Television Advertising Schedule February and March 2019

    We are excited to let our members and supporters know that our advertising begins for the New Year this Sunday on Television One and Two encouraging all Kiwis to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.

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  • 30 Jan 2019

    The Global Fruit & Veg Newsletter - January 2019

    Food Nutrition Quality and Environmental Impact

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