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About DCANZ

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) was formally constituted in Wellington on 18 July 2003. The five foundation members were Fonterra Co-operative Group, Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company, Westland Milk Products, Mainland Products and Goodman Fielder.

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About NZ Dairy Industry

About NZDI

Dairy cattle were first imported by European settlers in the early 19th Century to provide milk, butter and cheese for local supply. As early as 1846, only six years after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the first exports began. By 1882 New Zealand was exporting the first refrigerated shipment.

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DCANZ Welcolmes EU NZ FTA consideration
26 March 2014   Media release by the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ)   CONSIDERATION OF FREE TRADE AGEEMENT BETWEEN NEW ZEALAND THE EU WELCOLMED   DCANZ welcomes the overnight announcement from the New Zealand Prime Minister John Key that New Zealand and the European Union (EU) are considering opening negotiations to liberalise trade and investment.   A comprehensive trade agreement would strengthen the existing strong relationship between the EU and New Zealand, says DCANZ Executive Director Kimberly Crewther.       “There are strong historic links, and New Zealand and the EU work together in a range of international forums, but trade is also an important element of any two-way beneficial relationship. ...
Dairy companies association commits to working with Government to maintain New Zealand's dairy food safety leadership
11 December 2013 Dairy companies association commits to working with Government to maintain New Zealand’s dairy food safety leadership The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) says it looks forward to working with the Government on the recommendations of the Government Inquiry into the Whey Protein Concentrate Contamination Incident. "Significantly this report released today confirms that New Zealand’s regulatory systems for dairy food safety are world leading. It also importantly sets out a path for New Zealand to maintain that leadership into the future," says DCANZ Executive Director Kimberly Crewther. "We agree that there needs to be clear focus on building the food science and human capability that maintains this leading ed...

DCANZ Members

  Fonterra   Tatua   Westland  
 
  Goodman Fielder   Open Country   Synlait  
 
  Miraka   DGC   Oceania Dairy  
 
  Gardians      

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