Pork

Countdown sells Kiwi free farmed fresh pork only

[29 October/Stuff] Countdown has pledged to only sell New Zealand-grown free farmed fresh pork. Its main rival, Foodstuffs, said it was happy to continue selling pork from farms using crates as well as imported products. Those who defended crates said they stopped piglets from being crushed. Animal rights group, SAFE, presented a 100,000 strong petition...

Greater protection needed from African swine fever – pork industry

[6 September/Radio NZ] New Zealand Pork has called for better border protection against the spread of African swine fever. It is a disease that was moving through China and Eastern Europe. China media has reported that since early August, thousands of pigs had died or been culled after several cases of the disease were found....

Bacon back in latest country of origin labelling proposal

[27 August/Stuff] The Primary Production Select Committee recommended cured meats such as bacon and ham be included in the Consumers’ Right to Know Bill. This would mean bacon would require country of origin labels. This was a change on its interim report which excluded such products. NZ Pork Chairman, Eric Roy, said the change showed...

Carter steps down early as NZ Pork chairman

[15 May/The Country] New Zealand Pork Chairman, Ian Carter, has stepped down before the end of his tenure and said the direction some in the industry wanted to take was not one he felt comfortable steering. He added the job was initially very satisfying but the world had changed dramatically and the need to understand...

Kiwi pigs can fly to Australia

[12 March/Farmers Weekly] Access and certification for uncooked pork exports to Australia have been agreed by the Ministry for Primary Industries. NZ Pork Chairman, Ian Carter, said that although Australia is a big pork importer, New Zealand had never been on their radar. He added that this was a good opportunity to explore export markets,...

New Zealand pork soon to be on Australian tables

[6 March/NZ Farmer] According to New Zealand Pork Chairman, Ian Carter, New Zealand Pork will soon be sold in Australia for the first time in a niche market. He noted that the amount the industry hoped to sell depended on how successfully exporting companies took up the opportunity. Pork exports are limited to few markets...