AQ Assured by AsureQuality, New Zealand's Government-owned food assurance company.
This product is produced in New Zealand with fresh milk sourced from a Certified Grass Fed milk supply.
The Meadow Fresh milk supply comes from cows who live outside on pasture farms across New Zealand and graze freely on grass year round.
The cows spend at least 90% of their non-milking time outside on pasture.
New Zealand farming conditions typically include over 2000 sunshine hours a year.
This Meadow Fresh product is accredited by NZ Fernmark (License number: 100550). The Fernmark license is a formal government recognition of the connection Meadow Fresh products have to New Zealand.
There are systems in place throughout Meadow Fresh's supply chain to ensure that each pack of milk meets high standards of safety and quality.
Select any part of the supply chain to view the verified activities and assurances at each step.
Farms operate under a Risk Management Program (RMP) approved by the NZ Government. There are regular independent farm audits undertaken on every farm to ensure animal health, safety and environmental requirements are being met.
Milk is not collected if the temperature, colour or quality is not to the specification.
The Milk is transported from farms to the processing factory in Christchurch. The Factory processes are regularly audited to ensure their Risk Management Plan (RMP) requirements are being met.
The container is loaded onto an approved vehicle for delivery to the wharf.
The transport company that makes this delivery must have a current New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries Risk Management Program before it can freight any dairy products, as per the Animal Products Act, 1999.
The transport company is audited regularly by accredited personnel to ensure that standards are being met and maintained.
The approved shipping company receive the containers at the wharf and prepare the shipment.
The shipping company ensure that the products are accompanied by all EAD (export accompanied documents) that is required by the importing country, including:
The product is transported to China and checked by China Customs on arrival. China Customs check all import documentation to confirm that requirements have been met, and may test the product again prior to releasing it into the country.
Once cleared, the product is transported to the distribution warehouse.
The products arrive at the warehouse, where they are managed using barcoding and traceability systems. No product leaves the warehouse until it receives a final quality check.
Product is distributed to individual shops, supermarkets and other customers.
Retailers ensure that the product is fresh by using good stock rotation and checking best before dates before product is available to consumers.
The farms ensure the milk is produced in compliance with New Zealand’s Resource Management Act (2009) and local council resource management plans which determine the rules and regulations to sustainably care for the New Zealand environment.
Meadow Fresh is committed to taking practical actions towards making their dairy products more sustainable. They have a company goal of achieving net zero emissions by 2040.
The factory that produces and packs this product uses 100% renewable electricity.
New Zealand farming conditions ensures that milk is produced from cows that are free to roam on paddocks.
The farms supplying milk must comply with the requirements New Zealand Animal Welfare Act 1999, which is governed by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI).
The standards require animals to be allowed the following five freedoms:
Meadow Fresh milk is tested for safety and quality at each step, from the raw milk on farm before pick up through to the final product.
The milk is tested for contaminants, harmful bacteria, and nutritional components to ensure compliance of the final product.
New Zealand has acts and regulations in place to ensure all dairy products produced are safe for consumers.
The farms supplying the fresh milk for this product are independently audited annually by an accredited organisation.
The factory environment, processes and records are routinely audited by an independent accredited organisation to verify the factory is upholding the requirements of their Risk Management Program (RMP).
High in calcium.
No added preservatives.