Browsing: Ingredients

Directus International

093097783
093073728

At Directus we have an expert, global knowledge when it comes to the food and beverage industry, and over 40 years of experience backing us. With offices around the Asia-Pacific Rim in Hong Kong, the USA, Australia and New Zealand, we supply ingredients and finished products to numerous great companies around the world. We also have the ability to provide process and pack technologies, along with product innovation and development.
The key areas we operate in are:
Food Ingredients
Finished Products
Machinery
Market Knowledge & Innovation

Location

Suite 2, Level 1, Heards, 168 Parnell Rd
Parnell
Auckland 1052
New Zealand

KDI Ingredients

+64 7 808 0400
021 713 984

Supplier of novel ingreients for food, beverage and dietary supplements.
Fibafit (NZ apple fibre)
Amino acids for sports nutrition
A comprehesive range of vitamins and vitamin premixes
Minerals and mineral premixes
Mineral yeasts
Botanical extracts
– Plant antioxidants
– Astaxanthin
– Lutein
– Carotenoids
– Mushroom powders
Organic plant and fruit powders
Enzynmes
Probiotics
Micro-Algae
Marine products
Natural Sweeteners

We have a New Product Development lab for rapid prototyping and formulation development.

General Manager
Tony Dowd
Sales/Marketing Manager
Grant Washington-Smith
Location

Waikato Innovation Park
1 Melody Lane
Hamilton 3216
New Zealand

Matcon Limited

+44 1386 769000

Matcon, a division of IDEX MPT, Inc. has been providing systems for efficient and flexible processing of powders, granules and tablets since 1980. Central to our Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) technology is the Cone Valve, offering automatic and controlled discharge of virtually any powder type. Cohesive materials are stimulated to flow, whilst free-flowing powders are controlled. Our Cone Valve has continually proven to overcome the traditional powder handling issues of bridging, rat-holing, segregation and degradation. We have implemented a wide range of systems from simple decoupling of a fixed mixer to improve throughput to a complex multi-batch, multi-mixer, fully tracked system. With a diverse national and multi-national customer portfolio, we apply our commitment to innovation, continuous product development and thorough consideration of our customers’ process needs and objectives, to deliver IBC solutions which benefit our customers with increased productivity, improved process efficiency and reduced manufacturing costs.

Marketing Contact
Kathryn Perry
Global Systems Director
Andre Goodson
Location

Bramley Drive
Vale Park
Evesham WR11 1JH
United Kingdom

New Jersey Branch
Branch Location
1835 Underwood Boulevard, Suite 2, Delran
New Jersey
08075
USA
Dan Ruble, Vice President
001 856 256 1330
Email



Shanghai Branch
Branch Location
Room 3502-3505, No. 1027 Changning Road, Zhaofeng Plaza, Changning District
Shanghai
200050
China
Robin Zhang, Regional Sales Manager
00 86 21 5241 5599
Email



Mumbai Branch
Branch Location
Solitaire Corporate Park, S14, 1st Floor, 167 Hargovindji Marg, Chakala, Andheri (East)
Mumbai
India
Sushil Rajguru, Regional Sales Manager
+91 22 6643 5555
Email



Queensland Branch
Branch Location

Queensland
4557
Australia
David Newell, General Manager & Business Development Director - Asia Pacific region
+65 8518 2217
Email



Sulkem – Division of Bluerock Ltd.

Trading as: Sulkem
0800 SULKEM
09 304 0550
09 379 5910

Sulkem proudly remains a wholly New Zealand owned private company after more than half a century of operation. We offer a wide variety of innovative and creative ingredients for the food processing industry. In addition we also provide products such as winemaking enzymes, yeasts, mannoproteins and nutrients for the winemaking industry. We provide excellent customer service and have local warehousing facilities and distribution.

Sales/Marketing Manager
Ken Peat
Business Development Manager
Peter Morgan
Location

Unit B, 373 Neilson Street
Onehunga
Auckland 1061
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 90998
Newton
Auckland 1142
New Zealand

Brooke Holdings

Trading as: Brooke Fine Foods
0800442783
09 918 8470

Brooke Fine Foods are importers and distributors of quality food solutions. We specialise is bulk food ingredients, covering a wide range of dried vine, tree and tropical fruit, nuts, grains and seeds, beans and lentils, vinegar, puree, starch’s and flours, peanut butter, canned goods, snacks, mixes and specialty products. We also represent some iconic international brands such as Mrs Balls, Peppadew, Yes You Can and our very own pre-pack range, Summer Harvest.
Brooke Fine Foods supplies private label products within the NZ & Australian grocery sector, we’re able to source a selection of items from around the globe.

Our fundamental philosophy is to provide our clients with a comprehensive, high quality, product range that represents good value. We firmly believe in long-term relationships both with clients and suppliers as we believe that long-term relationships foster consistently better business.

Business Manager
Maria Plank
Location

9A Apollo Drive
Rosedale
Auckland 0632
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 302-118
North Habour
Auckland 0751
New Zealand

Filtercorp International Limited

0800 481 9999
+64 9 481 9999

Filtercorp is the pre-eminent provider of filtration product and services enabling a cleaner tomorrow. Experts in Dust Management, Ventilation Systems, Flexible Connectors, Liquid Filtration – and now teamed up with a world leader in Industrial and Commercial Fans. Our range of fans will blow you away!

General Manager
Rhys Williams
Location

17-21 Kawana Street
Northcote
Auckland 0627
New Zealand

Bromley Branch
Branch Location
7 Expo place
Bromley
Christchurch 8062
New Zealand
Tracey Manaena, Customer Service
+64 3 377 9200
+64 3 377 9212
Email



Northcote Branch
Branch Location
17-21 Kawana Street
Northcote
Auckland 0627
New Zealand
Angela Hogan, Customer Service Manager
+64 9 481 9999
+64 9 483 4355
Email



Sensient Technologies

09 2708510

Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, inkjet and specialty inks and colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals
Our Auckland development team and manufacturing site take international trends and technologies from our global resources and transforms them into local products, concepts, and innovations for our New Zealand customers. We continue to support our customers with formulation development, short lead times, and small MOQs with a focus on speed and flexibility.

Sales Manager
Nicolas Sawyer
Location

5 Doraval Place
Mt Wellington
Auckland 1060
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 22451
Otahuhu
Auckland 1640
New Zealand

Raw Better for the Brain

Raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables.

University of Otago researchers have discovered raw fruit and vegetables provide better mental health outcomes, but the trick is in the way they are prepared and consumed.

Raw

Psychology senior lecturer and lead author Dr Tamlin Conner says public health campaigns usually focus on aspects of quantity for the consumption of fruit and vegetables – such as the 5+ a day campaigns – but for mental health, raw is best. “Our research has highlighted that the consumption of fruit and vegetables in their ‘unmodified’ state is more strongly associated with better mental health compared to cooked/canned/processed fruit and vegetables,” Conner says. “This could be because the cooking and processing of fruit and vegetables has the potential to diminish nutrient levels. This likely limits the delivery of nutrients that are essential for optimal emotional functioning.”

For the study, more than 400 young adults from New Zealand and the United States aged 18 to 25 were surveyed. This age group was chosen as young adults typically have the lowest fruit and vegetable consumption of all age groups and are at high risk for mental health disorders.

The group’s typical consumption of raw versus cooked and processed fruits and vegetables was assessed, alongside their negative and positive mental health, and lifestyle and demographic variables that could affect the association between fruit and vegetable intake and mental health (such as exercise, sleep, unhealthy diet, chronic health conditions, socioeconomic status, ethnicity and gender).

“Controlling for the covariates, raw fruit and vegetable consumption predicted lower levels of mental illness symptomology, such as depression, and improved levels of psychological wellbeing including positive mood, life satisfaction and flourishing,” she says. “These mental health benefits were significantly reduced for cooked, canned and processed fruits and vegetables. This research is increasingly vital as lifestyle approaches such as dietary change may provide an accessible, safe and adjuvant approach to improving mental health.”

The top 10 raw foods related to better mental health were carrots, bananas, apples, dark leafy greens such as spinach, grapefruit, lettuce, citrus fruits, fresh berries, cucumber and kiwifruit.

Not Meat But Kiwi-Made

Not Meat But Kiwi-MadeNew Zealand is well positioned to lead the world in the meat substitute niche…and farmers should not fear the consumer-driven trend, but embrace it for full capitalisation.

Life Health Foods spokesperson Mark Roper says eco-conscious millennial consumers are reshaping demand for alternative sources of protein, and a nationwide survey commissioned by the country’s largest manufacturer of vegetarian foods shows millennials aged 18 to 34 are the target market to adopt a mostly meat-free diet in the next decade.

Life Health Foods – which makes plant-based Bean Supreme and recently launched Alternative Meat Co. products – says growing concern for the environment is leading this demographic to seek out other options to integrate into their diet. “

Among this age group, factors such as concern for animal welfare and the environment were some of the most important drivers of purchase choice,” Roper says, “whereas if you look at older consumers, health considerations and cost of meat were the primary reasons for choosing vegetarian foods.”

New Zealand is well positioned to take advantage of this emerging trend – which has seen accelerated growth in the global meat substitute market.

“Our research is showing that many consumers are not completely replacing meat in their diet – instead, they are integrating more meat-free options throughout the week. This makes development of a plant protein market complementary to our existing agricultural exports.”

Roper says the new consumer driven trend is something that farmers should not fear, but rather capitalise on.

“As a producer we are looking at this growth as a promising future market. As well as a growth industry globally, there is increasing demand for these products in the more well-established markets of the US and Europe, where there are potentially large export opportunities for us.”

At the same time, New Zealand is well positioned as a producer nation to capitalise on millennial’s demand for plant-based products.

“As a country, we have a strong agricultural research base, we are great at growing crops here, and the development of a more environmentally friendly, alternative protein market will potentially enhance the ‘pure NZ’ brand equity,” he says.

“With demand for meat alternatives expected to grow significantly in the coming years, we are looking at other sources of protein that have similar texture and taste to meat, and that can be developed into added value products for the domestic and export markets. Plants like pea, soy, mushrooms and even seaweed can be made into products with similar properties to meat and food companies around the world are investing millions of dollars to be at the forefront of this,” he says.

The local market for vegetarian food is developing quickly, with category growth exceeding 20% per annum.

Roper says his company’s recently launched Alternative Meat Co. has exceeded initial volume expectations to the point where production has been expanded.

“Around 80% of our added value vegetarian products that are sold in New Zealand are made here,” he says. “With increased demand locally and globally, greater volumes of ingredients will be required from suppliers to meet this opportunity.” www.lhffoodservice.co.nz

Hoki Happiness

When NIWA fisheries scientist Dr Richard O’Driscoll went to sea earlier this year, he and his team measured so many fish that laid end to end, they would have stretched for 31km. That’s 71,752 fish to be exact – and a crucial part of the annual assessment of New Zealand’s hoki stock, NIWA says.

Hoki is a fish in demand. It is used by fast food chains in fish burgers, appears in supermarket freezers as fish fingers, crumbed or battered fillets, and can be bought fresh. Commercial hokifishing companies can catch up to 150,000 tons of hoki during the fishing season and it is an important export earner ($229M in 2017). Ensuring the hoki fishery remains healthy and sustainable includes monitoring the abundance of juvenile fish. This is done during the biennial trawl survey carried out by NIWA on the Chatham Rise, which measures the abundance of juvenile fish from both New Zealand hoki stocks – one that spawns on the West Coast of the South Island, and one that spawns in Cook Strait. “Juveniles of both those stocks end up together on the Chatham Rise, they get there when they are about a year old, stay all together until they’re about four,” O’Driscoll says. “Doing the survey here allows us to assess the numbers of small hoki from both stocks when they’re in the same place.” The hoki population has undergone some large fluctuations in the last few decades, due in part to some large annual changes in the numbers of juveniles. In the 2000s, the total allowable catch was drastically reduced from 250,000 to 90,000 tonnes following successive years of few younger fish appearing. Since then the quotas have gradually increased as the stock has grown and this year is set at 150,000 tonnes. Conducted from NIWA’s flagship research vessel Tangaroa, one of the main aims of the month-long survey is to provide information that enables the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) to sustainably manage the hoki fishery. “Results from this survey feed into a hoki population assessment, which supports an MPI consultation process before a decision on total allowable catch that is usually announced in late September, in time for the October 1 start to the fishing season,” O’Driscoll says. There are several additional pieces of scientific information that contribute to deciding the quota level. They include the results of an acoustic survey in Cook Strait and another biennial trawl survey in the Sub-Antarctic; information from commercial fishing vessels and MPI fishery observers who measure fish at sea and collect otoliths (earbones) which are used to determine the age of fish; and NIWA sampling of hoki in fish processing facilities. From there scientific modelling of all the available information is used to update the assessment of the stock, and a working group report is put together by MPI. The process also includes public consultation if changes are proposed. The last step is a decision and announcement by the Fisheries Minister on the total allowable catch for the next fishing year. “There is a direct link between what you go out and measure, and the management action that ensures sustainability of the fishery – that’s one of the reasons I enjoy it,” O’Driscoll says.

Highlights from this year’s hoki survey:

  • 127 successful trawl survey tows were completed at 34 different depths
  • Total catch of 159.8 ton comprised of hoki (42.5%), black oreo (13.9%), alfonsino (5.0%) and smooth oreo (4.8%)
  • 71,752 individual fish of 139 species were measured
  • 334 kg of samples were frozen for further analysis ashore
  • Average surface temperature was 17.1 degrees: a couple of degrees warmer than usual
  • More than 100GB of acoustic data was collected using the Tangaroa suite of multi-frequency echo-sounders.

Merck NZ Ltd

0800 463 725

Merck, your partner in food & beverage testing.
Our analysis products are used by food manufacturers in order to continuously monitor the quality of their goods. For example, our high-purity reagents and chromatography systems support compliance with the very stringent international food regulations. We offer solutions to ensure that the food we consume is safe and free from contaminants.
Find the Food & Beverage Safety Testing Solution to Match Your Needs.
Food safety goes far beyond the visible. We understand that changing regulations, complex processes and delayed product releases can be challenging; see how we can help with our full range of microbiological food testing and environmental monitoring solutions.
My F&B Scout is an indispensable application for your QC microbiology needs. Create personalized brochures and register to gain access to a full range of application notes, white papers & videos.
Contact Merck – how we can partner with you?

General Manager
Bradley Simpson
Sales/Marketing Manager
Sarah Diamond
Marketing Contact
Debbie Stanley
Commercial Services Manager
Debbie Stanley
Location

Auckland

Postal Address

PO Box 65251
MAIRANGI BAY
0754
New Zealand

Wine and Beverage Systems Ltd

035486553
021445105

Wine and Beverage Systems Ltd
Importers & Suppliers of Wine Processing Equipment.
World Leading Exclusive European Agencies with Unique Patents including
Wine Pressing & Grape Handling (DIEMME ENOLOGIA), Filtration, Clarification, Wine, Brewing & Juice Processing (TMCI PADOVAN). Bottling / Filling, Wine, Beer, Oil, Spirits & liqueurs, Juices, Hot Filling (ALFATEK). Self Adhesive Labelling (CAVAGNINO & GATTI ). Labelling & Capsuling (ENOS EURO) . Capping Heads ( TECNOMAX). Washing/Drying (CAMES). Capping (ENOLMECCANICA). Filling, Honey & Spreads (TECONALIMENTARE). Filling & capping (Officine Pesce).
Processing & Handling equipment, pumps & Heat Exchangers (ENOVENETA). Depalletizing, Palletizing & Packaging (OMA).
100 Years (combined) Experience & Knowledge, 100 % Kiwi Owned.
After Sales Service & Support.
Extensive Spare Parts Department

No oxygen pickup/heating of product, Gentle Efficient Processing resulting in Superior Quality of your end product.

General Manager
Allister Missen
Sales/Marketing Manager
Allister Missen
Marketing Contact
Raffaele Bandoli
Executive Assistant
Libby Pasley
Location

1/124 Tahunanui Drive
Tahunanui
Nelson 7011
New Zealand

Auckland Branch
Branch Location

Auckland

Dave Betts, Sales
021 967 074
Email



Profile Products

09 915 1888
021 416 728
09 915 1888

Profile Products is a dry powder blending company with a serious point of difference. Our combination of over 20 years experience and end-to-end product development capability gives us an unsurpassed versatility in the market. We use all natural GMO free ingredients, have an internationally recognised product list and maintain a commitment to integrity with all our customers. So whether you need a short run or bulk order; want an ingredient or shop-ready packaged product; or are still at concept stage and would just like to discuss the next step: we are the business to help you!

Here at Profile Products we work hard to maintain a consistently high standard of product quality and customer service. We have approved status with some of New Zealand’s well known multi-nationals and have contributed blends and premixes to many export goods. We are members of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce and the NZTE, and our business is based on HACCP principles so you can be confident your product is made to the highest standards. Profile Products also recognises the importance of confidentiality in our business. We pride ourselves on being a professional, invisible partner in your product creation.

Our team of dedicated professionals work for the common goal, to add value to our clients and their clients. Through the use of innovated ingredients & processes, we produce products that lead the market. Our commitment is to the NZ food industry on the international stage.

General Manager
Craig Holley
Key Account Manager
Derek Robertson
Location

6 Averton Place
East Tamaki
Auckland 2013
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 58733
Botany
Auckland 2163

Fine Food New Zealand

09 555 1141

New Zealand’s leading biennial foodservice, food retail and hospitality trade event. Discover the latest equipment, learn about industry trends, meet vital new contacts, and network with your peers. Fine Food New Zealand gathers over 300 of the best companies in the business and over 8,000 visitors across at ASB Showgrounds, 21 – 23 June 2020.

Location

ASB Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West
Greenlane
Auckland 1051
New Zealand

Inhibit Coatings Limited

+64272878495

Inhibit Coatings are specialists in scientifically proven antimicrobial coatings. Producing high quality antimicrobial acrylic, epoxy and urethane resin coatings for floor, wall and HVAC applications, Inhibit’s coatings are ideal for use in food and beverage facilities, where hygienic environments are a high priority.

Location

C Block, 69 Gracefield Road
Gracefield
Lower Hutt 5010
New Zealand

Taura Natural Ingredients

0064 7 572 6700

Taura specialises in functional fruit solutions for everyday food products, which enable manufacturers to capitalize on promising consumer trends & opportunities.

Taura’s fruit ingredients sweep away technical barriers that can occur when adding fruit into long shelf life products, and pave the way for a wide range of exciting new products.

Location

16 Owens Place

Mount Maunganui 3116
New Zealand

Axieo Operations NZ Ltd

Trading as: Axieo
+64 9 259 3778
+64 21 745 229

Axieo enjoys exlcusive partnerships with Principals and Trading Partners around the world. We combine their R&D with our application capability to provide innovative solutions for our customers through best in class food ingredients and raw materials. We cover food, pharmaceuticals, coatings, plastics, personal care and agriculture markets. Axieo has a vast portfolio including hydrocolloids, starches, maltodextrins, chocolate, freeze dried fruits, croutons, marshmallows, natural and organic flavours, natural colours, creamers & foamers (dairy and non dairy), minerals, lactic acid, emulsifiers, soluble fibre, proteins, ethanol, sweeteners, tableting aids, clean label preservatives for yeast and mould inhibition, antifoam, glycerine and more.

Sales/Marketing Manager
Megan Evans
Marketing Contact
Rachael Pickmere
Product Manager – Chocolate
Grace Cai
Location

119 Carbine Road
Mt Wellington
Auckland 1060
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 62005
Sylvia Park
Auckland 1644
New Zealand

Givaudan Australia Pty Ltd

+61 2 8818 2700

Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over.

Givaudan’s comprehensive knowledge of local flavours, extensive global footprint and strategic insights enable close partnerships with customers wherever they may be. With a customised approach to product creation, the Flavour Division is a powerhouse of knowledge, innovation and creativity equipped to surprise customers and consumers with fresh, unique ideas and solutions. Givaudan creates lasting flavour and taste experiences that touch emotions across key segments including beverages, sweet goods, savoury and snacks; regardless of product category, Givaudan’s passion is to make food and beverage products taste delicious.

Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 95 locations, the Company has more than 10,000 employees worldwide. We invite you to ‘engage your senses’ and learn more about Flavours at www.givaudan.com/flavours.

Location

Unit 36, 5 Inglewood Place

Baulkham Hills 2153
Australia

MilkTestNZ

+64 7 850 2584
+64 21 145 3237
+64 7 849 6013

MilkTestNZ is a world leading milk testing laboratory using highly automated processes and advanced technology. A range of microbiology, composition, analytical and specialty tests are available. More recently, MilkTestNZ has expanded its capability to include residue testing in both milk and milk products. MilkTestNZ provides a high quality service with rapid turnaround times at cost effective prices to our customers in New Zealand and internationally.
CEO – Udit Singh
Technical Manager – Jacob Babu
Business Development and Customer Service Manager – Kavitha Babu
Customer Service Liaison Officer – Hannah Polglase

Sales/Marketing Manager
Kavitha Babu
Location

1344 Te Rapa Road
Horotiu
Hamilton
New Zealand

Postal Address

PO Box 10208

Hamilton 3241
New Zealand

CSI Foods Trading Ltd

Trading as: GreenMount Foods
+64 6 879 4377
+64 21 423 254

GreenMount Foods is a leading New Zealand food manufacturer providing world class fresh and value-added vegetables , stocks and glaces and sauces for food service, retail and manufacturing customers in Asia, USA, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

Location

1404 Omahu Road

Hastings 4120
New Zealand