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Company Information

Theland is a brand of Milk New Zealand, a large farm group managing 29 farms in the North and South Island.

Address: Level 34 Vero Centre, 48 Shortland St, Auckland Central, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand
Email: info@milknewzealand.com

OriginOrigin

This product is made in New Zealand.

Milk is sourced from pasture farmed, free ranging cows (2-3 cows per hectare) on farms within New Zealand. 

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Dairy farms are located within New Zealand’s prestigious dairy region, at the temperate latitude of 40° south. 

The cows free range outside throughout the whole year and graze on fresh green grass.

In winter and poor weather conditions, supplementary feeds may be provided to ensure the nutritional needs of the cows are met.

Milking

Milking season in New Zealand begins in August and runs through to the end of May. Cows are milked twice per day from September to January, and once per day for the remainder of the season. There are selected farms where winter milk is collected in June and July.

Theland Supply Chain 

Select any part of the supply chain to view the activities and assurances at each step, from the farm, all the way to you.

The Farm 

Step 3Farm Assurances 

  • Third-party auditing (by AsureQuality Limited) of Risk Management Programs (RMP) for all farms.
  • Health checks and tests are regularly undertaken on cows and their milk.
  • Any infected or unhealthy animals are separated from the herd, and their milk withheld until the animal is healthy.
  • Water that comes into contact with the milking process is tested at an accredited laboratory to ensure safety.
  • Milk is tested for harmful bacteria, chemical residues and contaminants at a recognised laboratory.
  • Milk is cooled immediately to 4-7 degrees Celcius and stored on the farm for less than a day to keep it fresh.
  • Milk is picked up daily from the farm by refrigerated tanker trucks and transported to the factory.
  • All tankers have an automatic computer controlled milk sampling system on board.

In Sight Arrows Fast Forward 2 Milk is not collected if the temperature, colour or flavour is not to the highest specification.

The Factory 

Milk is transported from farms to the processing factory. The factory is registered with the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA). 

Step 3Factory Assurances 

  • Samples of milk are taken upon arrival at the factory and tested before the tanker is emptied.
  • The milk is standardised according to CODEX regulations and sterilised by heating to 138˚C.
  • Samples are taken and tested during processing to ensure the milk product is of the highest standard.
  • Factory processes are regularly audited by Government owned AsureQuality to ensure Risk Management Plan (RMP) requirements are being met.
  • The sterilised milk is packaged into individual cartons (400 per minute).
  • All product units are individually coded with date, time, line number, and jaw number for traceability.
  • AsureQuality's accredited laboratories test the final product. 
  • Once all laboratory tests are completed and passed, New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries issues a health certificate, making it eligible for export.
     A health certificate must be issued before any product leaves the factory .
  • All products are stacked in pallet sized units, stretch wrapped and barcoded for traceability.
  • The product is loaded into a shipping container, which is then locked.
  • A numbered Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) seal is applied to the container.

In Sight Arrows Fast Forward 2 The container is loaded onto an approved vehicle for delivery to the wharf.

Transport 

The containers of product are delivered from the factory to the wharf.

Step 3Transport Assurances 

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.

In Sight Arrows Fast Forward 2 The approved shipping company receive the containers at the wharf and prepare the shipment.

Shipping 

The shipping company ensure that the products are accompanied by all EAD (export accompanied documents) that is required by the importing country, including:

  • Customs documents
  • Health certificates
  • Certificates of analysis 
  • Other documents required by the importing country must be completed and approved before it can be loaded on-board

These documents must be completed and approved before the product can be loaded on-board the ship.

The product is shipped to China and checked by Customs and by China Quarantine and Inspection Services (CIQ) on arrival. CIQ check all import documentation to confirm that requirements have been met, and may test the product again prior to releasing it into the country.

In Sight Arrows Fast Forward 2 Once cleared, the product is sent to the distribution warehouse.

Retail 

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 packed onto delivery trucks and 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 selling product to consumers.
  • The AQ Assured™ or inSight brand and QR code are available for consumers to scan in order to be sure of the safety and quality measures undertaken throughout the product supply chain.

EnvironmentalEnvironmental

The farms where the milk is sourced from comply with the environmental regulations prescribed by New Zealand's Regional Councils.

Theland UHT milk is produced in compliance with New Zealand's Resource Management Act (2009), and local council Resource Management Plans, which set out rules and regulations around management of the New Zealand environment. These rules include:

  • Disposing of waste in ways that prevent pollution 
  • Controlling manufacturing emissions to ensure air quality is maintained 
  • Using only approved chemicals in a way that will not harm the environment
  • Operating within a safe distance of waterways to avoid erosion and protect water quality

Social EthicalSocial & Ethical

Animal Welfare

Theland UHT milk is sourced from free ranging cows (2-3 cows per hectare) on farms throughout New Zealand.

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All milk suppliers for Theland products meet the New Zealand Animal Health & Welfare Standards.

The standards require animals to be allowed the following five freedoms:

  • Freedom to display normal patterns of behaviour
  • Freedom from thermal and physical discomfort
  • Freedom from thirst, hunger and malnutrition
  • Freedom from distress
  • Freedom from, or rapid treatment of. illness or injury

Safety QualitySafety & Quality

Laboratory Tested for Safety & Quality

Theland UHT milk products are laboratory tested for quality and safety throughout the production process using factory (in-house) and independent accredited laboratories. 

Testing is undertaken at each step from raw milk collection, during processing, and again upon completion of the final product. Tests include: harmful bacteria, other contaminants and antibiotics.

This testing regime also ensures all final products meet the nutritional descriptions on their label. 

 Milk Produced Under New Zealand Government Regulations

New Zealand has Acts and Regulations to ensure all dairy products produced are safe for consumers and that manufacturers use fair and sustainable practices. All dairy products must comply with the Animal Products Act, 1999 and all milk suppliers must meet the New Zealand Animal Welfare standards. These regulations include: No hormones or growth promotants are permitted All food safety hazards must be controlled using Codex based HACCP principles All chemicals used on a manufacturing site must be approved by the Government Ministry for Primary Industries Hygiene standards for facilities, equipment and people must be met. That all producers, manufacturers, transporters, packing and storage facilities operate a Risk Management Programme. 

Meets Overseas Market Access Requirements 

 Theland UHT milk meets the market access requirements of the countries to which it exports.

Auditing 

Auditing Landcorp operate the FarmPride® Program to exceed New Zealand compliance standards. Farms are audited to these requirements by independent and accredited personnel.

Manufacturing factory environment, processes and records are routinely audited in order to uphold Risk Management Programme (RMP), Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practise (GMP), Halal and Kosher certifications.

There are also unannounced customer and Ministry for Primary Industries audits conducted randomly to ensure compliance.

NutritionNutrition

100% Raw New Zealand Milk

The 100% raw milk sourced from New Zealand is standardised according to CODEX regulations.

Theland UHT milk contains no colouring agents, sweeteners, thickening agents, gelatine, or preservatives. There is also no added antibiotics, pesticides, chemicals or heavy metals involved in the production of this milk. Product testing at an independent accredited laboratory confirms the absence of these ingredients.

This product contains 100% natural protein. Protein is essential for everyday body function and is important for the growth and repair of the body’s cells and for building muscle.

This product contains 100% natural milk calcium. Calcium is an important source of nutrition and main component for building strong, dense bones and teeth.