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Marmite Progress Update | Getting ready for DA inspection

[Earlier updates had suggested the Marmite production line would be recommissioned in October/November. Sanitarium are not currently committing to a date for production.]

Progress Update | Getting ready for DA inspection

The rebuilding and restoration of our Marmite factory continues and we thank everyone for their patience. While we are approaching the time period when we will be able to recommence bulk stock production, the journey thus far has taught us that being in a position to commence production again is far more complicated and time consuming than anyone could have anticipated. As soon as we are confident around a relaunch date, we will be happy to share that with you.

At this stage, good progress is being made at our Christchurch Marmite plant. We almost have all the food grade wall and floor finishes completed. Electrical cabling for lighting and data, as well as final plumbing, is still being installed. It is only a few weeks ago that we were able to switch off the generator and have regular power at the site, which is great progress.

We’ve booked council to do a Development Application (DA) inspection and sign-off by the end of November. This will be a major milestone as the building will then be safe and ready to use.

Once we have sign off we will be able to run water through the production pipes to check the seals and pipes for the functionality of each part of the plant. If all goes well, we can then start making bulk stock. The bulk stock then has to be blended to achieve our unique Marmite flavour that Kiwi's love. The next step will be to pack stock to get back on shelf.

So until some of the above uncertainties are known, we can't give a date for Marmite being on shelf. Be sure to stay connected to our Facebook page for more updates on our progress over the next number of weeks.

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