News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Just what are the checks and balances


Health products: just what are the checks and balances?

With the huge product recall by Australian health products manufacturer Pan Pharmaceuticals making headlines, what processes are in place in New Zealand to make sure the same thing doesn't happen here?

Healtheries of New Zealand is the country's leading manufacturer and marketer of nutritional and health products.

Managing director Sarah Kennedy says "Healtheries has developed stringent quality systems to ensure product integrity is continually upheld. The company has invested millions of dollars recognising the importance of product safety."

"It is within the industry's interests to ensure products measure up. Pan Pharmaceuticals is a case in point where the negative impact also affects reputable brands causing consumer uncertainty."

Healtheries employs 25 technical staff to implement its quality systems ensuring all products conform to stringent regulatory standards.

These include: " New Zealand code of GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) for the manufacture and distribution of therapeutic goods. " Licence to Manufacture Medicines (Pharmaceutical Licence). " Licence to Manufacture Dairy, Meat and Fish Products (MAF).

New Zealand GMP, which is audited by Medsafe annually, is recognised by the TGA in Australia and other offshore territorial authorities.

Medsafe is a business unit of the Ministry of Health and is the New Zealand Medicines Safety Authority.

All Healtheries products are made from high standard ingredients combined at safe dosage levels that are stringently tested as raw materials, throughout the manufacturing process and as a finished product.

Healtheries has manufactured in New Zealand since 1904, employs over 250 people and is recognised as New Zealand's most trusted natural health brand. (Source: Readers Digest 2000, 2001, 2002).

Healtheries estimates the New Zealand market for dietary supplements products is worth about $250 to $300 million a year.

Between 1,500 and 2,000 people are employed in the industry. Healtheries is the only fully integrated manufacturer and marketer of supplements in New Zealand and is the industry's biggest player.

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION