Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Pams and Budget to adopt Health Star Rating on all packaging

Pams and Budget to adopt Health Star Rating on all packaging

Foodstuffs has today announced that Pams and Budget product packaging will include the Government’s Health Star Rating.

Dave McAteer, General Manager, Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd says, “We support the principles behind the Health Star Rating System as it provides customers with an easily understandable way to identify the relevant nutritional information about the products they are purchasing. We will begin to incorporate the Health Star Ratings onto our Pams and Budget brand packaging from early 2015, as contracts are renewed and packaging updated.”

According to the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), the purpose of the Health Star Rating System is to provide convenient, relevant and readily understood nutrition information and/or guidance on food packs to assist consumers to make informed food purchases and healthier eating choices. (Ministry for Primary Industries; Health Star Rating System Style Guide, 30 June 2014.)

“As one of the biggest food retailers in New Zealand, Foodstuffs supermarkets (New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square) are committed to ensuring customers have access to healthy eating initiatives and by adopting the Health Star Rating on our own brand products we can play our part in helping Kiwis make good nutritional choices,” says McAteer.

“Foodstuffs is looking forward to providing our customers with enough information to help them make healthy food choices should they wish to do so, and through our flag ship brands, Pams and Budget, we are thrilled to be proceeding with the Health Star Rating System on our packaging,” says McAteer.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: NZ Dollar Catches Breath After "Goldilocks" Slump

The New Zealand dollar edged up following its dramatic slump yesterday after the Reserve Bank confirmed speculation it intervened in the currency market last month and PM John Key suggested a “Goldilocks” level far lower than at present. More>>

ALSO:

Biosecurity: Kiwifruit Claim To Hold Officials Accountable For Psa

Kiwifruit growers have joined forces to hold Biosecurity NZ accountable in the courts for its negligence in allowing 2010’s Psa outbreak that devastated New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry and exports. Foundation claimants representing well ... More>>

ALSO:

Poison: Anglers Advised Not To Eat Trout In 1080 Areas

With the fishing season opening in just a few days (1 October 2014), anglers are being warned by the Department of Conservation(DOC) not to eat trout from pristine backcountry waters and their downstream catchments, where the department is conducting 1080 poisoning operations. More>>.

ALSO:

Quotas: MPI Swoop On Suspected Fraudulent Fishing Activity

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) compliance officers swooped on a Hawkes Bay fishing enterprise today to secure evidence in an investigation into suspected fraudulent activity... “The investigation involves activity throughout the commercial supply chain – catching, landing, processing and exporting.” More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Fonterra Slashes 2015 Milk Payout, Earnings Tumble 76%

Fonterra Cooperative Group cut its forecast 2015 milk price payout by about 12 percent, citing weaker global dairy prices and said there is a risk of further declines given strong global milk production. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: RBNZ Keeps OCR At 3.5%, Signals Slower Pace Of Future Hikes

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 3.5 percent and signalled he won’t be as aggressive with future rate hikes as previously thought as inflation remains tamer than expected. The kiwi dollar fell to a seven-month low. More>>

ALSO:

Weather: Dry Spells Take Hold In South Island

Many areas in the South Island are tracking towards record dry spells as relatively warm, dry weather that began in mid-August continues... for some South Island places, the current period of fine weather is quite rare. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand

Mosh Social Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news