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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

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

OriginOrigin

This product is made in New Zealand.

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The raw milk is sourced from pasture farmed, free ranging cows ( average of 2-3 cows per hectare ) from farms within New Zealand.

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

During New Zealand’s peak milking season (September to January) cows are typically milked twice a day, reducing to once a day in the lower season. During New Zealand’s winter months of June and July, milk is collected from selected farms only. Each cow produces approximately 4000 litres of milk per year.

Lactoferrin

This product contains New Zealand originated lactoferrin derived from raw milk.

EnvironmentalEnvironmental

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

Theland Rangatahi milk powder 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
  • Nutrient management

Social EthicalSocial & Ethical

Animal Welfare

All milk suppliers for Theland products are obligated to meet the New Zealand Animal Welfare Standards.

The standard requires 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 Rangatahi milk powders are laboratory tested for safety throughout the production process at independent and accredited laboratories.

Testing is undertaken at each step from raw milk collection, during processing, and again upon completion of the final product.

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

Samples are also tested for harmful bacteria or other contaminants, including antibiotics.

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 Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) principles
  • All chemicals used on a manufacturing site must be approved by the New Zealand Government’s Ministry for Primary Industries
  • Hygiene standards for facilities, equipment and people must be met
  • All producers, manufacturers, transporters, packing and storage facilities operate a Risk Management Programme

Meets Overseas Market Access Requirements (OMAR)

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

Auditing

The contract processor's factory environment, processes and records are routinely audited in order to uphold their Risk Management Programme (RMP), Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP), Good Manufacturing Practises (GMP), Halal and other certifications.
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There are also unannounced regulatory audits conducted randomly to ensure compliance.

NutritionNutrition

Lactoferrin

Lactoferrin (LF) is an iron-binding glycoprotein that is present in bovine milk, including cow’s milk. There has been numerous academic studies on the function of lactoferrin, a selection is provided below;

Biological role of lactoferrin

Lactoferrin and iron: structural and dynamic aspects of binding and release

Raw New Zealand Milk

Theland Rangatahi contains no added colouring agents, sweeteners, thickening agents, gelatine, or preservatives.

There are no antibiotics, pesticides, chemicals or harmful heavy metals involved in the production of this milk.

Product testing at an independent accredited laboratory confirms compliance.

This product contains 100% natural protein. Protein 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 for building strong, dense bones in early life, and in keeping bones strong and healthy in later life.