Questions Raised Over Food Standards
Central North Island Young Nationals Regional Chairman Jason Belworthy has raised serious questions over a new food standards regime to become law in New Zealand later this year.
Under the new regime ice cream will no longer need to have at least 10% milk fat. The milk fat could be replaced by chicken fat or vegetable fat.
A spokesman for Tip Top has already spoken out over the issue, fearing that it could spell ruin for the prestigious New Zealand ice cream industry, and Mr Belworthy of Young Nationals has spoken out in support.
"This Country prides itself on the quality of it's food products. The last thing we need here is some new third world standard where any Tom, Dick or Harry could set up a second rate ice cream factory using third rate chicken and vegetable fat, and in the process ruining the reputation of New Zealands Ice Cream industry".
"We need to set our sights and standards high in this country. I challenge the Government to put a stop to the introduction of this legislation at once", concluded Mr Belworthy