New Zealand’s reputation for excellence in food and agricultural production is driven by strict adherence to quality standards. New Zealand has long been regarded around the world to be a lush green island country, with snow capped mountains and golden sandy beaches. It is a clean and green land, where the essential goodness is captured in the food and the products it produces.
GMO and Residues
New Zealand maintains genetically modified organism (GMO) free status. Its clean soils and waters also ensure the highest purity of the raw material source and that the risk of product contamination from heavy metals and pollutants is greatly reduced.
New Zealand places strict rules on the production of agricultural products that either severely restricts or totally bans the use of antibiotics, pesticide residues, or growth promotants that can be commonly found in foods from other markets.
New Zealand has some of the most highly regarded and respected quality standards for food and bioactives manufacturing in the world.
New Zealand is world leading in raw material traceability, which has grown in importance as reports of adulteration occur from around the world. Consumers are calling for increasing transparency, credibility and accountability from nutraceutical and food manufacturers.
Never before have we seen such global concern about where food comes from, and what happens to it between that place and your table. Transparency and traceability are important in New Zealand's culinary industry and we want you to be able to access information on the exact origin and journey of our ingredients so you can buy in confidence.
New Zealand is among the leaders in the world in protecting our natural resources and biodiversity. We lead global research efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from primary production and, under recent legislation, became the first country in the world to include agriculture in a domestic emissions trading scheme.
We produce up to 75% of our electricity from renewable resources such as hydro, wind and geothermal power. This is targeted to rise to 90% by 2025 as we further harness our existing resources and utilise emerging energy resources such as biomass and tidal power.
Sustainability is a focus across all food-related industries, with each sector working to address its impact areas. In fact, in some cases the low intensity in which we grow and farm means our products can be grown and transported to you at a lower overall environmental impact than what you can buy locally.
Certified Organic - BioGro New Zealand Registration number 5494
JAS, IFOAM, MPI OOAP, USDA NOP
Organic production means to produce products that are made without genetic modification (GMO's), the routine use of synthetic pesticides or herbicides, animals have been treated fairly and rural communities have been united and empowered along the way. Click here to visit Organics page
Halal - Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ)
Halal is an Arabic word meaning lawful or permissible. Bio Oils flax seed oils are certified Halal by the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand (FIANZ), the approved Halal conformity body in New Zealand. The Halal certification reflects our commitment to food safety standards and quality, and dietary laws for global communities.
New Zealand Fernmark - Licence number 100044