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Can COVID-19 survive in refrigerated environments – and for how long?

The Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor, Professor Juliet Gerrard, has released a brief summary of the (very limited) evidence regarding possible survival and transmission of COVID-19 in refrigerated environments.

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Food safety has got complicated. Can our mobile phones change that?

The concept of transparency is frequently thrown around yet, as a consumer, there is little that will actually prove the transparency of a food product – unless you dig the carrot yourself.

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Where does our pork come from?

More than 60 per cent of the pork products consumed in New Zealand is imported from over 25 countries, and currently there are no regulations around country of origin labelling for these products. So how can we tell where our pork is from and why are we importing so much of it?

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Health and nutrition claims on food labels - What do they really mean?

Health and nutrition claims on food labels - what do they really mean and what should we be aware of when browsing the supermarket aisles?

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What is Clean Labelling? An Improvement?

A clean label product is really one that has been produced with as few ingredients as possible, and with ingredients that might be found in the average household. In a lot of ways, it seeks to demystify the food product and restore trust in food producers or manufacturers.

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How Do We Protect Ourselves from Food Fraud?

Are we immune to food fraud in New Zealand and is there anything that we as consumers can do to protect ourselves from food fraud?

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Restaurants v delivery apps in battle for 'last mile'

Covid-19 has forced us to rethink our relationship with food. Customers are shifting from bricks and mortar restaurants to the efficiency of home delivery systems.

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Food Fraud

Over the next four weeks FoodTruths is shining the light on Food Fraud! This week: what on earth is food fraud and why should we be worried about it?

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Covid 19: Pandemic Exposes How Fragile Our Food Systems Are

Because of Covid-19, New Zealanders have encountered food insecurity for the first time. Supermarket shelves have been emptied and restrictions were placed on the quantity and volume of items that could be purchased.

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