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

 

More Security for Organic Exports to the US

21 October 2002
More Security for Organic Exports to the US


Access to the United States' organic market just got more secure with confirmation that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has accepted the New Zealand Food Safety Authority's ability to recognise organic certifiers on its behalf. From 2 December, US-bound NZ organic products that meet US organic standards can carry the USDA organic seal - a requirement under their food laws.

Organic exports to the US are worth over $8M per annum, which includes meat, ingredients and fresh and frozen produce.

Kay Shapland, manager of the NZFSA's organic programme, said this was an important step on the way to gaining full recognition of NZ's organic certification procedures in the US.

"Our ultimate aim for the US market is to gain their full acceptance of our own organic technical standards, as we achieved in June with the European Union. In the mean time, we are thrilled to have this measure that recognises the NZFSA's organic assessment programme. However, organic exporters need to be aware of the formal process they must follow before they can affix the seal to their product."

"This is a great result reflecting the efforts of officials and the Organic Product Exporters of NZ (OPENZ) as well as the excellent international reputation that NZ's organic products enjoy", said Ms Shapland.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 




Energy: New Zealand Could Be World’s First Large-scale Producer Of Green Hydrogen

Contact Energy and Meridian Energy are seeking registrations of interest to develop the world’s largest green hydrogen plant. The plant has the potential to earn hundreds of millions in export revenue and help decarbonise economies both here and overseas... More>>


MBIE: 36th America’s Cup Post-event Reports Released

Post-event reporting on the 36th America’s Cup (AC36) has been released today. The reports cover the delivery of the event by Crown, Council and America’s Cup Event Limited, economic impacts for Auckland and New Zealand, and delivery of critical infrastructure... More>>

Fonterra: Farmer Feedback Set To Shape Revised Capital Structure Proposal

With the first phase of Fonterra’s capital structure consultation now complete, the Co-op is drawing up a revised proposal that aims to reflect farmers’ views. A number of changes are being considered to the preferred option initially put forward in the Consultation Booklet in May... More>>




Statistics: Household Saving Falls In The March 2021 Quarter

Saving by New Zealanders in the March 2021 quarter fell to its lowest level in two years after rising sharply in 2020, Stats NZ said today. Increases in household spending outpaced income growth, leading to a decline in household saving from the elevated levels that prevailed throughout 2020... More>>

ALSO: