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
This product is made in New Zealand.
Milk is sourced from pasture farmed cows (average of 2-3 cows per hectare) within the South Island of New Zealand.
Dairy farming practices in New Zealand varies depending on region and season, as climate factors influences grass nutrition and growth.
To ensure efficient use of farm land and continuous supply of pasture, fields are rotated regularly with cow herds being allocated to a specific paddock during each rotation. On average, over the entire dairy season approximately 1 hectare of land provides grass for every 2-3 cows. With farm rotation, at any given time the cow-to-field density will vary depending on local farming practices, seasonality, weather conditions and cow’s natural inclination to form groups as a herd animal.
In winter and poor weather conditions, supplementary feeds may be provided to ensure the needs of the cows are met.
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.
Milk is not collected if the temperature, colour or flavour is not to the highest specification.
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).
The container is loaded onto an approved vehicle for delivery to the wharf.
The containers of product are delivered from the factory 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:
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.
Once cleared, the product is sent 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.
The farms where the milk is sourced from are obligated to comply with the environmental regulations prescribed by New Zealand's Regional Councils.
Theland UHT Whole Milk (4.0g protein) Prisma 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:
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:
Theland UHT Whole Milk (4.0g protein) Prisma 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 final products meet the nutritional descriptions on their label.
Samples are also tested for harmful bacteria or other contaminants, including antibiotics.
New Zealand has Acts and Regulations in place 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:
This product meets the market access requirements of the countries to which it exports.
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), Halal and other certifications.
There are also unannounced regulatory audits conducted randomly to ensure compliance.
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 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 calcium, an important source of nutrition for building strong, dense bones early in life, and keeping bones strong and healthy in later life.
This product contains 100% natural protein. Protein is important for the growth and repair of the body’s cells and for building muscle.
Note: the stated 4.0g protein is a calculated average, actual protein levels may vary slightly between batches.