Government agencies:ICPR changes;PSA notice of appeal; Trans-Tasman cooperation on biosecurity risk detection technology; WTO.
New Zealand News:Talks held with Japanese Deputy Prime Minister ; Presentation on Silk Road benefits; Export NZ Trade Update; Worldwide Consumer Demand Pushes Growth Surge in NZ Organic Sales; 100% Kiwi Business delivers insights you can use; Exporter Survey ; We have missed out on storytelling; New OnionsNZ CEO named; Kerikeri fruit industry gets $18m investment ;Orchard sales part of expansion; Salvation Army finds harvesting jobs for people on probation; Northport gets permanent, year-round, fortnightly port call from Mediterranean Shipping Company Capsicum shortage hits supermarkets; Unintended results of investment curbs; Price of avocados down slightly after hitting record high; Orchard sales part of expansion; Bay of Plenty on track to become 'regional; Concern over social cost of Zero Carbon Bill powerhouse'; Gene editing is GM, European court rules; Serious risks: 4 pests & diseases MPI says to watch out for.
New Zealand News: Food safety made easier, Singapore becomes third nation to ratify CPTPP; New Zealand welcomes UK launch of public consultations on a Free Trade Agreement; Pacific Alliance trade talks to be advanced in Mexico; Kiwifruit case setting a precedent; Nuffield International Farming Scholarships open; The best of times and the worst of times for trade; Seasonal vegetable prices nudge food prices up; Country of origin proposal scaled back ; HortNZ Food Act Update; Horticulture cautious on Zero Carbon Bill ; AU/NZ: Earlybird registrations open!; Seeka innovates in Australia; Te Puke research centre testing the kiwifruit of the future; Sweet New Zealand strawberries all year round; Blueberry prices are jaw-dropping; Thieves empty orchid grower's unmanned honesty shop; NZ thieves steal $100,000 worth of avocados ; New Zealand provincial areas help keep economy afloat ; "Invasive exotic plants cost New Zealand $1.7b a year".
International news: Ireland: Food Safety and Food Authenticity Strategy launched; India to take advantage of China's retaliatory tariff on US goods; Urban F***ers?; Alibaba Cloud to tackle food production and safety with AI; Whitepaper: Introduction to Food Safety Plans; Whitepaper: Introduction to Food Safety Plans; Tesco and Ocado join new traceability platform; Greenyard under fire after listeria contamination; 107 countries received vegetables possibly contaminated with Listeria; Rebuilding confidence in Melons; US: Pathogen contamination a leading reason for food recalls; Sliced mushrooms recalled across Australia; Process solution integrated with Blockchain technology introduced in US.
Government agencies: ICPR changes, Update on entry across the Australian border; Frozen vegetable recall; WTO Notifications.
New Zealand News: Sustainable farming boost; Biosecurity awareness needs work; Growers to tell their story at Horticulture Conference; Seeka puts recently acquired T&G Global orchards on market; Global seed group confirms PGG Wrightson interest; New Zealand kiwifruit experts share tips with Chinese growers; New Zealand’s kiwis to remain top horticultural export fruit; Kiwifruit claimants concur with $800 mln estimate; Dümmen Orange acquires New Zealand calla assortment; New Zealand robot to bring data to kiwifruit orchards.
International news:GAIN reports; European Parliament; Regulatory status of non-GMO plant innovations under current EU law; UK: Impact calculator helps industry prepare for Brexit; Customs tariffs for some US fruits exported to China increased by 400%; US plans tariffs on 6000+ Chinese products; China and US already looking for new trade partners; Trade Wars are Good, and Easy to Win; US: Food companies launch Sustainable Food Policy Alliance; Carrefour uses blockchain technology for tomatoes; The smartphone is China's latest farming tool; China modernizes its kiwi industry to eradicate poverty; Europe: Listeria outbreak causes retailers to remove frozen vegetables; Tasmanian vegetables are safe’; CDC releases investigation update on multi-state outbreak of E. Coli; An orange a day keeps macular degeneration away’; Technology promises to calculate "true" shelf life; Effect of low-frequency electromagnetism on root-knot nematodes.
Government agencies: ICPR changes; Potential Serious Fraud; Food safety culture in good shape but more to do; New Zealand and Hong Kong agree to streamline trade.
New Zealand News: Japan, world’s third largest economy, ratifies CPTPP; Further weakening in business confidence; NZ Super Fund takes 27 percent stake in NZ Gourmet; Iran and New Zealand to enhance agriculture relations; Horticulture New Zealand asks growers to renew funding; Zespri’s Secret to Preserving Kiwi Freshness during Distribution; Seeka will still be eligible for Kiwifruit Claim compensation; Seeka shares drop; Avocado thieves sentenced; Demand for local mushrooms on the rise over winter; Myrtle rust found at two locations in south Auckland.
International news:GAIN reports; "Agriculture in Europe to decline as Asian output grows’; EC ruling may offer opportunities for situation-specific safety analyses; PVO sees technical challenges to EU PVP system; Temperature modelling is crucial to export success; "Partnerships of paramount importance for Chinese horticulture"; US: More people confirmed with parasites linked to Del Monte vegetables; Marketing plants and flowers to Millennials; British flowers use 95% less carbon than imported flowers"; Will 3D food printing end food wastage?; China: Scientists develop power-generating windows.
Government agencies: OPI Pest list changes ; Psa litigation; WTO Notifications; New Zealand's Inside Stories - Food & Beverage FILM; Invitation to comment on conformity assessment services in New Zealand; 2018 Review of the Essential Skills in Demand Lists; Business Insurance review; Small business relationships with suppliers and customers
New Zealand News:Small business relationships with suppliers and customers; Next Steps; CPTPP law in the House as Mexico first to ratify; June Trade Update; Transformative Leadership & Innovation for Competitiveness course; High Court rules in favour of Kiwifruit Claimants; NZ soils now digitally mapped; Federal Court orders Air New Zealand to pay A$15 million; "Confusion reigns on fuel tax"; Organics exports from New Zealand on the rise; Zespri announces new partnership with CMA CGM; Free trade deal with Europe could deliver a $30m windfall for kiwifruit exports; Land and tree stakes in short supply as Hawke’s Bay plants one million apple trees; Rising avocado prices - spike in thefts across New Zealand; North Island Māori secure record slice of kiwifruit market; Key investments leads to greater quality for a NZ pear grower; T&G Global takes out MOYA 2018; 'Gisborne set to secede and form banana republic'; NZ scientists chase dream of guilt-free hot chip; Fruit fly restriction zones in Tasmania to last another six months
International news: GAIN reports; Tariffs could cause 40% drop in US agricultural exports to China; India to impose extra duty on US apples; Trump wants single federal food safety agency put under USDA; EU: Guidance on identifying endocrine disruptors published; Fiji: Cheaper imported fruit & veg; "Businesses need to start preparing for major shift in digital landscape"; Blockchain: myth or salvation? "Businesses need to start preparing for major shift in digital landscape"; Fresh produce industry needs foresight to adapt to technological change; FloraHolland Brings Global Cut Flowers to China; Anti-insect nets covering nectarines represent the reality; US: GlobalGAP supports stakeholders to meet FSMA requirements; What is considered a farm under the FSMA Produce Safety Rule?; GM crop area at 190 million hectares worldwide in 2017 Why Costco’s avocados will last twice as long; Sweet cherries inhibit oxidative stress and inflammation.