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Comvita Bestverkopende, gecertificeerde UMF ™ 15+ Manuka-honing erkend als toonaangevend supplement in 2020 'Clean Choice Awards'

Comvita Bestverkopende, gecertificeerde UMF ™ 15+ Manuka-honing erkend als toonaangevend supplement in 2020 'Clean Choice Awards'

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif.,May 7, 2020/PRNewswire/ — Comvita, the pioneer and trusted global leader inManuka Honey, recently took homeClean EatingMagazine’s 2020 ‘Clean Choice Award’ in the Best Supplement category. Recognizing its super premiumUMF™ 15+Manuka Honeyfor its taste and eco-innovation, the award further verifies this single-ingredient food highlighting it as a ‘premium source of prebiotics, amino acids and other plant-derived compounds whether taken by the spoonful or added to a smoothie.’

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“Given the known unique antibacterial properties within the key natural compounds found in the Manuka flower,Manuka Honeyis the most researched honey on the planet. In our consumer research, it is most commonly consumed for aiding digestive and immune health, and to soothe sore throats. However, there is a wide variance in the quality ofManuka Honey, and unfortunately some brands have historically operated in the grey area.” saidCorey Blick, SVP of Comvita North America. “During a time when people are investing in their health, Comvita is proud to be recognized byClean Eating Magazine as leader in Certified UMF™Manuka Honey, with traceability from hive to shelf.”

Comvita’s UMF™ 15+Manuka Honeyis the brand’s best online selling product in the U.S. The independently certified UMF rating guarantees levels of each of the signature natural compounds that makeManuka Honeya wellness wonderfood. The higher the UMF™ rating, the higher the concentration of the key compounds.  After months of rigorous testing by the Clean Eating team, Comvita’s UMF™ 15+Manuka Honeywas one of 50 products recognized out of 750 across 300 companies.

With domestic and worldwide e-commerce sales seeing significantly increased demand in recent months, Comvita is a trusted supplier of premium natural bee products fromNew Zealandto help wellness seekers strengthen immune defenses. Alongside its renownedManuka Honeyline, there has also been an uptick in demand for its pure and potent Bee Propolis. Propolis is one of nature’s most effective defense systems with powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, making it naturally antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral. Bee Propolis resin is high in flavonoids, which are essential to a plant’s defense system. Comvita’s propolis range is available in soft gels, oral spray or extract formats.

To learn more about Comvita, please visitwww.comvita.com or follow on Instagram or Facebook@comvitausa.

About Comvita:
Comvita is the global leader inManuka Honeyand a pioneering name in the natural health and wellness category. Founded in 1974 and publicly traded on the New Zealand Stock Exchange under ticker symbol CVT, the company provides health-conscious consumers and the medical skincare market with sustainably sourced, Certified UMF™Manuka Honeyproducts that are fully traceable from source-to-shelf. 

Certified UMF™Manuka Honeyis one of nature’s most versatile and scarce natural resources. In addition to its Manuka product range, Comvita owns and operates the world’s largest fresh-pickedOlive Leaffarm and offers a broad range of other purest source health and wellness products. Comvita North America is headquartered inSanta Barbara, CA.To learn more, please visitwww.comvita.com.

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Coronavirus: Bezoekers zijn nu toegestaan ​​in Wairau en Nelson Ziekenhuizen

Coronavirus: Bezoekers zijn nu toegestaan ​​in Wairau en Nelson Ziekenhuizen

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Nelson and Wairau Hospitals will now allow patients to have a family member or support person visit them in hospital. 

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Nelson and Wairau Hospitals will now allow patients to have a family member or support person visit them in hospital. 

Hospital visitors are allowed back in Nelson and Marlborough, but they must be alone and there can be no hugs or flowers.  

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) announced a revised visitors policy on Thursday, permitting patients to have one family member or support person visit them at Nelson and Wairau Hospitals. 

The no visitors policy had been in place at the two hospitals since March 23, two days before New Zealand entered level 4 lockdown. 

NMH hospital emergency operations centre incident controller for Covid-19 Lexie O’Shea said the continued restrictions were in line with national measures to reduce numbers through the hospital. 

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“I appreciate it has been a difficult time for many families with patients in hospital,” she said.

“In usual circumstances our staff are very supportive of families visiting as part of the planned care for our patients and the change in policy for visiting has been challenging.” 

Women in the maternity ward would be allowed one support person during labour, and one visitor per day after birth.  

Family and whanau were encouraged to continue to keep in touch with patients via text, phone calls and social media where possible. 

Visitors could bring books and food for patients, but no flowers. 

Nelson Marlborough Health outlined that all visitors must enter through the main door of the hospital, where they would be screened for Covid-19 symptoms, and have their names and contact details registered.  

Wairau and Nelson Hospitals had a no visitors policy in place since March 23, before lockdown. 

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Wairau and Nelson Hospitals had a no visitors policy in place since March 23, before lockdown. 

People were still required to follow Alert level three precautions, such as avoiding coming into contact with patients (maintaining two metres of physical distance), and practising regular hand washing. 

Visitors under the age of 16 would not be permitted, and anyone with cold or flu symptoms was asked not to visit. 

NMH also advised patients to attend scheduled appointments at the hospital, and they could now bring a support person with them. 

Visiting hours were between 2.30pm and 8.30pm Monday to Sunday. 

Cases of coronavirus in the Nelson Marlborough region were at 49 (37 confirmed, 12 probable), after a confirmed case in Nelson on Thursday became the first new case in nearly three weeks. 

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Sunday Coupon Insert Preview 05/03

Sunday Coupon Insert Preview 05/03

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Find the Sunday insert preview for 05/03/20, below. You will get up to three inserts in your paper this weekend!!

Be on the lookout for:
(2) RetailMeNot, and
(1) SmartSourceinserts.

Remember there aredifferences between every cityand the coupons you get will vary somewhat from the preview. Check back next Wednesday to get the exact list of what came out in your area.

Look at the 2020Coupon Insert Schedule if you are curious about future dates.

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10 hoogst scorende whisky's in het voorjaar van 2020

10 hoogst scorende whisky's in het voorjaar van 2020

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  |    |   FromSpring 2020

There are over 100 whiskies reviewed in the Spring 2020 Buying Guide, covering everything from scotch to bourbon to Irish single malt—and beyond. Here, we highlight ten of the highest-scoring whiskies (not featured asCollectibles or Editors’ Choicebottles, nor from theBuffalo Trace Antique Collection), each netting 92 points or above. For the full line-up of reviews, check out theSpring 2020 Buying Guide.

10 of the Highest-Scoring Whiskies for Spring 2020

Booker’s 2019-03 “Country Ham” Kentucky Straight Bourbon
94 points, 62.35% ABV, $80

Clover honey, floral notes, bright citrus, marzipan, nutmeg, and cinnamon initiate a mesmerizing succession of flavors. On the palate, the impeccable balance of sweetness and spice introduces candied orange peel and cinnamon hearts candies. What is remarkable is how a bourbon this potent can play host to such delicate flavors, making it both massive and bright. The creamy sweetness rolls on and on, with waves of exotic sandalwood and spice appearing on the finish. —Jeffery Lindenmuth

Bowmore 18 year old
94 points, 43% ABV, $130

This 18 year old is aged in a mix of bourbon barrels and oloroso sherry casks. The nose is redolent of a damped-down bonfire, with stewed fruit, wood spice, and pipe tobacco. There are red berries, subtle peat, a hint of iodine, and soft oak on the complex palate. The finish yields more tobacco, oak, rich peat, and spicy dark chocolate. —Gavin Smith

Lagavulin 16 year old
93 points, 43% ABV, $65

This has been Lagavulin’s principal expression for more than 30 years. Iodine, rich peat, and caramel on the early nose, with sherry, sea salt, and charcuterie. The oily, briny palate offers peat and a medicinal note, along with black tea, Seville orange, toffee, cinnamon, and a hint of smoked fish. Peat embers and hot tar in the lengthy, spicy finish. Deeply satisfying! —Gavin Smith

Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series: Stave Profile RC6 Bourbon (2019 Release)
93 points, 54.1% ABV, $60

An impressive nose of cedar cigar box, sweet cornbread crusts, leathery oak, and sweeping vanilla introduce this decadent whiskey. On the palate, the prolific oak offers lots of tobacco, dark chocolate, and sassafras draped over sweet dark berries and coupled with bold baking spices. Coffee, charred oak, and more bitter chocolate linger long on the finish. Water serves well to tame the heat. Finished with the addition of ten toasted RC6-profile staves in the barrel. —Jeffery Lindenmuth

Penderyn 12 year old Portwood Cask-Matured Single Cask Welsh Single Malt (No. PT113)
93 points, 60.4% ABV, $140

Rosy red apples, damson jam, quince jelly, piquant spices, pomegranate juice, and cracked black pepper on the nose. The palate dutifully follows suit with cherry, red apple, cranberry, blackberry, and raspberry until overwhelmed by high-strength alcohol, bristling with clove, pepper, and ginger spices. Lastly, a vanilla-cupcake sweetness is enhanced by cooked apple, while water conjures up a delicious watermelon note, with a finish of overbaked deep-dish apple pie. (251 bottles) —Jonny McCormick

Redbreast Small Batch Cask Strength Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (Batch A)
93 points, 58.6% ABV, $100

Prominent red apple, tropical fruits, pot still spices, and oloroso sherry notes; this shows great balance. The spices are powerful, with a roasted aroma like a crooked burnt match. The palate is gripped by the high alcohol as pepper and clove break open over the tongue into a bed of red apple, baked citrus, and caramel. Unquenchable layers of flavor usher in a likable, bubble gum finish. (252 bottles) —Jonny McCormick

Weller Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon
93 points, 57% ABV, $50

Fragrant lemon and dried herbs on the nose, along with a sprinkling of powdered sugar and a hint of licorice. The palate offers deep notes of blackberry compote, tiramisu, and milk chocolate, all underpinned by earthy tones of cedar and polished oak. A rich symphony of flavor punctuates the long, impressive finish—mocha, almond, and cooked dark fruit, draped in notes of gooey caramel and pepper spice, set against balanced oak. —David Fleming

Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve Small Batch Canadian Whisky (Lot 1867 L)
92 points, 40% ABV, $65

A complex nose with citrus fruits, hints of sultanas, barrel tones, mild vanilla, butterscotch, and manuka honey. The sweetish palate is rich in stone fruits—peaches and apricots that merge into a vaguely pithy nuttiness, then dried Mediterranean fruits: dates and figs. Classic slippery corn sweetness complements hot, sweet rye spices. Ends in a medium, vaguely oaky, smoky finish. —Davin de Kergommeaux

Glendalough 17 year old Mizunara Cask-Finished Irish Single Malt
92 points, 46% ABV, $299

Beginning with more mature whiskey than Glendalough’s Japanese oak-finished debut, which was 13 years old, this has all the aromatic hallmarks of mizunara, as well as golden pastry, cooked peach, heather honey, light malt, baguette, and white pepper. A honeyed dram of melon, white grape, and clementine peel, with sparkling spices of black pepper and ginger root. It concludes with notes of gingerbread through to a spicy finish, though the sweetness remains a constant. (3,000 bottles for U.S.) —Jonny McCormick

New Riff Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon (No. 15-3150)
92 points, 56.45% ABV, $50

New Riff is still too, well, new to have established “classic” flavors, but this bourbon certainly shows consistency with the distillery’s bottled in bond version—amped up here at barrel proof. Almonds and berries lead the nose, but it boasts voluminous depth with notes of peanuts, iced tea, orange blossom, tobacco leaf, and baking spice. Dark fruit, textured spice, savory peanuts, dark chocolate, mint oil, orange, almond, and cherry on the palate; adding water is a good idea. The finish extends all the flavors with seemingly boundless length. Every sip is thrilling. —Susannah Skiver Barton

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Kumara en chocolade? Nelson-bedrijven bundelen hun krachten voor de ultieme Kiwi-combinati

Kumara en chocolade? Nelson-bedrijven bundelen hun krachten voor de ultieme Kiwi-combinati

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Hogarth Chocolate's production line has come to a temporary halt, but Marina and Karl Hogarth are busy filling online orders.

Hogarth Chocolate

Hogarth Chocolate’s production line has come to a temporary halt, but Marina and Karl Hogarth are busy filling online orders.

Two Kiwi loves – kumara and chocolate – have come together in a chocolate bar. 

Nelson chocolate maker Karl Hogarth was looking for something quintessentially Kiwi when the idea for kumara flavoured chocolate popped into his head.

Hogarth stocked up on Kumara Crisps, from Nelson company Proper Crisps, and began experimenting.

First, he tried a salty version to mimic a packet of chips.

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“But it wasn’t quite right, and it tasted similar to our buttered toast flavour.”

Then his wife Marina, who is from Argentina, suggested he draw on a classic dish from her country: the dulce de batata, a sweet potato paste that is often eaten with cheese for dessert.

Kumara and chocolate have come together to make a quintessentially Kiwi chocolate bar.

Hogarth Chocolate

Kumara and chocolate have come together to make a quintessentially Kiwi chocolate bar.

Hogarth ground the crisps into a powder to mix into the chocolate.

“It was beautiful; the taste is undeniably kumara,” Hogarth said.

Hogarth likes to experiment with out-of-the-ordinary ideas and flavours.

“We’ve always wanted to do New Zealand-centric flavours, we’re always dreaming up different things.”

Some of his ideas, like the chocolate he created with manuka honey or New Zealand hazelnuts, have met with success, and now make up part of the Hogarth line.

Others, like Hogarth’s idea to recreate a roast dinner in a bar of chocolate, didn’t get off the ground.

“Roast lamb is a Kiwi tradition, and I wanted capture that concept in a bar with rosemary, onion and mint. I used caramelised onion: I loved it, I thought it was fantastic but no one else did.”

Like other companies, the Hogarths are having to find ways to work under lockdown conditions, while looking after their children. 

“We’re definitely impacted. Supermarkets are ordering a little but the other shops have turned off the taps.”​

However, while factory production line has ground to a halt, they have plenty of stock, and the couple are working to fill orders online, he said.

The Nelson Mail

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10 hoogst scorende whisky's in het voorjaar van 2020

10 hoogst scorende whisky's in het voorjaar van 2020

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  |    |   FromSpring 2020

There are over 100 whiskies reviewed in the Spring 2020 Buying Guide, covering everything from scotch to bourbon to Irish single malt—and beyond. Here, we highlight ten of the highest-scoring whiskies (not featured asCollectibles or Editors’ Choicebottles, nor from theBuffalo Trace Antique Collection), each netting 92 points or above. For the full line-up of reviews, check out theSpring 2020 Buying Guide.

10 of the Highest-Scoring Whiskies for Spring 2020

Booker’s 2019-03 “Country Ham” Kentucky Straight Bourbon
94 points, 62.35% ABV, $80

Clover honey, floral notes, bright citrus, marzipan, nutmeg, and cinnamon initiate a mesmerizing succession of flavors. On the palate, the impeccable balance of sweetness and spice introduces candied orange peel and cinnamon hearts candies. What is remarkable is how a bourbon this potent can play host to such delicate flavors, making it both massive and bright. The creamy sweetness rolls on and on, with waves of exotic sandalwood and spice appearing on the finish. —Jeffery Lindenmuth

Bowmore 18 year old
94 points, 43% ABV, $130

This 18 year old is aged in a mix of bourbon barrels and oloroso sherry casks. The nose is redolent of a damped-down bonfire, with stewed fruit, wood spice, and pipe tobacco. There are red berries, subtle peat, a hint of iodine, and soft oak on the complex palate. The finish yields more tobacco, oak, rich peat, and spicy dark chocolate. —Gavin Smith

Lagavulin 16 year old
93 points, 43% ABV, $65

This has been Lagavulin’s principal expression for more than 30 years. Iodine, rich peat, and caramel on the early nose, with sherry, sea salt, and charcuterie. The oily, briny palate offers peat and a medicinal note, along with black tea, Seville orange, toffee, cinnamon, and a hint of smoked fish. Peat embers and hot tar in the lengthy, spicy finish. Deeply satisfying! —Gavin Smith

Maker’s Mark Wood Finishing Series: Stave Profile RC6 Bourbon (2019 Release)
93 points, 54.1% ABV, $60

An impressive nose of cedar cigar box, sweet cornbread crusts, leathery oak, and sweeping vanilla introduce this decadent whiskey. On the palate, the prolific oak offers lots of tobacco, dark chocolate, and sassafras draped over sweet dark berries and coupled with bold baking spices. Coffee, charred oak, and more bitter chocolate linger long on the finish. Water serves well to tame the heat. Finished with the addition of ten toasted RC6-profile staves in the barrel. —Jeffery Lindenmuth

Penderyn 12 year old Portwood Cask-Matured Single Cask Welsh Single Malt (No. PT113)
93 points, 60.4% ABV, $140

Rosy red apples, damson jam, quince jelly, piquant spices, pomegranate juice, and cracked black pepper on the nose. The palate dutifully follows suit with cherry, red apple, cranberry, blackberry, and raspberry until overwhelmed by high-strength alcohol, bristling with clove, pepper, and ginger spices. Lastly, a vanilla-cupcake sweetness is enhanced by cooked apple, while water conjures up a delicious watermelon note, with a finish of overbaked deep-dish apple pie. (251 bottles) —Jonny McCormick

Redbreast Small Batch Cask Strength Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (Batch A)
93 points, 58.6% ABV, $100

Prominent red apple, tropical fruits, pot still spices, and oloroso sherry notes; this shows great balance. The spices are powerful, with a roasted aroma like a crooked burnt match. The palate is gripped by the high alcohol as pepper and clove break open over the tongue into a bed of red apple, baked citrus, and caramel. Unquenchable layers of flavor usher in a likable, bubble gum finish. (252 bottles) —Jonny McCormick

Weller Full Proof Kentucky Straight Bourbon
93 points, 57% ABV, $50

Fragrant lemon and dried herbs on the nose, along with a sprinkling of powdered sugar and a hint of licorice. The palate offers deep notes of blackberry compote, tiramisu, and milk chocolate, all underpinned by earthy tones of cedar and polished oak. A rich symphony of flavor punctuates the long, impressive finish—mocha, almond, and cooked dark fruit, draped in notes of gooey caramel and pepper spice, set against balanced oak. —David Fleming

Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve Small Batch Canadian Whisky (Lot 1867 L)
92 points, 40% ABV, $65

A complex nose with citrus fruits, hints of sultanas, barrel tones, mild vanilla, butterscotch, and manuka honey. The sweetish palate is rich in stone fruits—peaches and apricots that merge into a vaguely pithy nuttiness, then dried Mediterranean fruits: dates and figs. Classic slippery corn sweetness complements hot, sweet rye spices. Ends in a medium, vaguely oaky, smoky finish. —Davin de Kergommeaux

Glendalough 17 year old Mizunara Cask-Finished Irish Single Malt
92 points, 46% ABV, $299

Beginning with more mature whiskey than Glendalough’s Japanese oak-finished debut, which was 13 years old, this has all the aromatic hallmarks of mizunara, as well as golden pastry, cooked peach, heather honey, light malt, baguette, and white pepper. A honeyed dram of melon, white grape, and clementine peel, with sparkling spices of black pepper and ginger root. It concludes with notes of gingerbread through to a spicy finish, though the sweetness remains a constant. (3,000 bottles for U.S.) —Jonny McCormick

New Riff Single Barrel Kentucky Straight Bourbon (No. 15-3150)
92 points, 56.45% ABV, $50

New Riff is still too, well, new to have established “classic” flavors, but this bourbon certainly shows consistency with the distillery’s bottled in bond version—amped up here at barrel proof. Almonds and berries lead the nose, but it boasts voluminous depth with notes of peanuts, iced tea, orange blossom, tobacco leaf, and baking spice. Dark fruit, textured spice, savory peanuts, dark chocolate, mint oil, orange, almond, and cherry on the palate; adding water is a good idea. The finish extends all the flavors with seemingly boundless length. Every sip is thrilling. —Susannah Skiver Barton

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VITAL LIFE ™ lanceert VITAL LIFE ™ Immune Shot met lactoferrin

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Now available Australia-wide, VITAL LIFE™ Immune Shot is an innovative new product that delivers lactoferrin, with vitamin C in an effective, delicious and convenient way to support the immune system, every day.

The 5gm liquid honey grab-and-go shot which contains 100mg lactoferrin, 4.8g of wild manuka honey harvested from New Zealand’s South Island and 10mg of Vitamin C make it an easy way to support immunity.

The VITAL LIFE™ Immune Shot integrates seamlessly into your day and offers a very different experience from taking tablets and supplements. Whether taken on their own, or added to breakfast or a smoothie, the easy bend, snap and squeeze shots are safe for people of all ages and walks of life who need to take care of their immune system.

“Our bodies are continuously subject to attack from environmental pathogens. VITAL LIFE™ Immune Shots are a great way to support our immune system defences” says Dr Sonja Kukuljan, a former lecturer in nutrition at Deakin University and Group General Manager of Nutrition at Freedom Foods Group.

The VITAL LIFE™ Immune Shot contains the super ingredient lactoferrin in an ultra-pure (>95%), native form, which preserves lactoferrin’s structure for optimised biological value and function.

Lactoferrin is a naturally occurring multifunctional protein that can be found in dairy, and human breast milk where it plays an important role in growth and development.

In the last three years, there has been significant research and innovation driven by Freedom Foods Group in the manufacture of dairy sourced lactoferrin.

VITAL LIFE™ Immune Shot with lactoferrin is available in a seven pack (RRP $29.99), at Chemist Warehouse Online and vitallifehealth.com.au.

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Vruchtensap teruggeroepen vanwege het hoge patulinegehalt

Vruchtensap teruggeroepen vanwege het hoge patulinegehalt

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A bottled fruit juice from Australia has been recalled in three countries due to high levels of patulin.

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) in Hong Kong announced last week that a sample of the drink imported from Australia was contaminated with the mycotoxin. Patulin can be found in damaged or moldy fruits. If contaminated apples are used to make juices, high levels are likely to be carried through to the final product. Pasteurization will generally destroy mold but cannot remove patulin which is already present.

Juicy Isle Pty Ltd recalled Pure Tassie – organic apple and blackcurrant juice 1.5 liter in Australia this week.

Testing in Hong Kong
The CFS collected the sample at a supermarket in Hung Hom for testing as part of a routine food surveillance program. It was imported and distributed by PARKnSHOP (HK) Limited with a best before date of Oct. 6, 2020.

Juicy Isle recall

Results showed the sample contained patulin at 260 parts per billion (ppb), exceeding the action level of 50 ppb adopted by the CFS. This level is the same as the Codex Alimentarius Commission standard on patulin in apples or apple juice.

The CFS has informed the company of the irregularity and the firm has stopped sale and removed from shelves all batches of the affected product and initiated a recall.

“Patulin mostly occurs in rotten apple and its products. Generally speaking, apple juice with a low level of patulin will not cause acute intoxication. For humans, nausea, gastrointestinal disturbances and vomiting have been reported,” said a CFS spokesman.

CFS warned prosecution will be instituted should there be sufficient evidence. An offender is subject to a maximum fine of HKD $50,000 (USD$6,500) and imprisonment for six months upon conviction.

Singapore and Australia recalls
The level of patulin detected by CFS also exceeds the maximum limit in fruit juice in the Singapore Food Regulations. This may cause the product to be unsafe for consumption and people who have purchased the item should not consume it, according to the Singapore Food Agency.

The agency told the importer, Cold Storage Singapore (1983) Pte Ltd, to recall the product and this action is ongoing.

In Australia, the drink was sold at Coles, IGA and Original Organic Juice in New South Wales; in IGA and Coles in Queensland and Victoria and only IGA in Western Australia.

In Tasmania, it could be bought at Hills Street Grocer, IGA Strahan, Port Cygnet Grocer, Macquarie Supermarket, IGA Dover and Oyster Cove Fruit and Vegetable Store. Coles, Drake’s, Foodland and On the Run stores stocked the item in South Australia.

Company response plus other juice with patulin
Juicy Isle, a company based in Tasmania, has been producing juices for nearly 50 years.

“Testing has revealed an elevated level of patulin which is often found in apple juice and related products. Consuming the product may cause nausea and potential vomiting. Consumers should avoid drinking the juice and are advised to return the product for a refund of the purchase price,” said a statement on the company’s Facebook page.

“We regret that we have let our customers down on this occasion and apologize for the inconvenience and any impact on you. We look forward to having fresh batches in the market as soon as possible.”

Earlier this month, the CFS in Hong Kong found a different bottled fruit juice drink imported from New Zealand was contaminated with patulin at a level exceeding the limit.

The agency collected the sample at a supermarket in North Point for testing. Results showed the sample contained patulin at 150 ppb – above the 50 ppb action level.

The 1 liter bottle of 100% Raw Apple Juice with Manuka honey, lemon and ginger was manufactured by Homegrown Juice Company and imported by Dairy Farm Company Limited. It has a best before date of June 21, 2020.

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Rund- en bijenproducten bloeien tijdens de coronaviruscrisis

Rund- en bijenproducten bloeien tijdens de coronaviruscrisis

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CEO and founder of Egmont Honey James Annabell at his New Plymouth honey factory.

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CEO and founder of Egmont Honey James Annabell at his New Plymouth honey factory.

Some Taranaki companies are hiring staff to keep up with demand due to the coronavirus crisis.

While jobs are being lost around New Zealand as companies shed thousands of workers, food producers are busier than ever.

Five people who had been laid off in related industries have been employed at Greenmeadows Beef, managing director Nick Carey said.

The company, which supplies its New Plymouth processing plant from its Opunake farm, is still processing orders for supermarkets, export and home delivery customers, but closed its retail shop in New Plymouth when the country moved to level 2.

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It has been approved by MPI as an essential business.

The factory is operating seven days a week in three separate shifts, with staff wearing appropriate PPE to ensure there is no crossover between crews, and to ensure staff remain available if anyone got sick.

“We’ve hired five additional casual staff and that’s in response to demand and also to enable us to split shifts to maintain distance and enable us to carry on if any one shift is impacted,” Carey said.

“That’s the thing I’m most happy with, that I’m able to keep our existing staff employed through this unsettling time but also help five other families to get through, which is fulfilling.”

Nick Carey from Green Meadows Beef has hired five people to help with demand for its meat (file photo).

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Nick Carey from Green Meadows Beef has hired five people to help with demand for its meat (file photo).

He said the company’s staff were doing a fantastic job under difficult circumstances.

Egmont Honey is another business that is booming; it is actively advertising for beekeepers to meet international demand for Manuka honey.

Two new beekeepers are needed, but interviews will not be held until after the lockdown ends.

Demand from within New Zealand and abroad had soared, company founder CEO James Annabell said.

“We have seen a huge uplift in manuka honey sales because of panic buying and also people are looking for different forms of immunity and manuka honey is something many people perceive as very good for their immunity.”

In the United Kingdom, retailers are limiting sales to two per customer for some products, he said.

The company started selling through health retailer Holland and Barrett about two months ago, and sales were exceeding all their forecasts, he said.

Sales at supermarkets and pharmacies around New Zealand are also well up.

The Bell Block factory where the honey is processed and packed is working at capacity.

Staff always worked under strict hygiene protocols but had added extra social distancing to their normal procedures, and beekeepers were travelling in separate vehicles to hive sites, he said.

Some of the beekeeping team had been stood down while a skeleton crew carried on working out at hive sites, but this was to ensure there were staff available if anyone gets sick.

The only jobs affected by the lockdown were two people who worked in the retail shop in New Plymouth, which is closed.

Meanwhile, demand for fresh produce has boosted demand for two growers in New Plymouth

Omata grower Jodi Roebuck said retail sales of fresh produce had “ramped up 1000 percent” due to the coronavirus, although the amount he was selling to restaurants and cafes had markedly diminished.

“It’s like Christmas every day of the week,” he said.

Freeman Farms in New Plymouth launched vegetable box deliveries last week, due to the demand at its Farmers Market stall and from other sales, Kati Freeman said.

Yarrows the Bakers in Manaia was approached for comment but did not reply.

A voice message on the company phone said it has closed the retail shop but the factory was identified as an essential service and is operating with minimal staff on site.

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Het Acai Bowl-recept van Meghan Markle is supereenvoudig om thuis te maken en zo bevredigend – Showbiz Cheat Sheet

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Before she was the Duchess of Sussex,Meghan Marklehad a successful acting career and ran a lifestyle blog called The Tig. Though she shuttered the blog when she confirmed her relationship with Prince Harry, it was at the time a source of insightful tips and information. During that time, she gave an inside look at the perfect meal for those in search of afast and filling breakfast option— Meghan’s acai bowl is just the thing.

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Meghan’s acai bowl recipe is simple to put together

In a2015 interviewwith the website Eyeswoon, blogger Athena Calderone got a first-hand lesson in how to build Meghan’s delicious acai bowl.

Meghan told the site at the time how wonderful it was to have access to fresh produce. “We are so spoiled with our produce there, and my love of simple ingredients prepped well is completely linked to that. And the diet tends to be healthier as well — acai bowls, green juices, chopped salads, perfect sushi, grilled fish tacos… those are all things that make me think of home.”

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen acai packet
  • 1/3 cup almond milk 
  • 1/2 banana
  • Handful frozen berries
  • Coconut flakes
  • Manuka honey
  • Bee pollen (optional)

To assemble the bowl, blend the acai packet with the almond milk, banana and frozen berries until combined and thick. Then top with coconut flakes, fresh berries, sliced banana, a drizzle of honey, and bee pollen, and serve immediately.

Meghan revealed why she named her blog The Tig

By now, most people know that she named her lifestyle blog The Tig after a wine called Tignanello, but there’s more to the story than that. During the interview she explained the inspiration behind the name. When she first drank the wine, she said she understood how people described wine when tasting it — things that she had not understood before.

“The impetus of the name is from a wine called Tignanello,” she shared. “My sip of that wine was my first moment of understanding the nuance people had always described in wine — the tasting notes, the layers. It was such an ah-ha moment, so I took the nickname ‘Tig’ and translated it for all of those moments of getting it.”

She shared that the name defines a moment of “discovery and excitement all rolled into one.”

She shared her guilty pleasure food

Meghan may stick to healthier options in her diet, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t love something on the unhealthy side of things — you now, for balance. When asked if there is anything she “embarrassingly and secretly” eats, the duchess got real.

“I love a french fry, but there’s no shame in that,” she answered. “But you know what I do really happen to lovvvvve is thatboxed macaroni and cheese. I now buy the Annie’s organic one if I’m craving it, but I throw some frozen peas into it and have this gooey simple childlike meal. I used to cook it for the kids I would babysit and I always enjoyed feeling like a kid and eating it with them.”

She added, “I’m also not averse to eating tater tots. With ketchup and sriracha.”

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