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NuiBay Family Pure Sheep Whole Milk Powder is 100% New Zealand Made.
The 100% sheep milk used in the manufacture of the product originates from farms across the North Island of New Zealand.
The sheep milk is spray dried into powder before being packed into cans.
NuiBay holds a NZ FernMark License (License No.100278) which verifies that the product has been made in New Zealand.
The sheep primarily free range outside on farms across the North Island of New Zealand where they have access to grass, pasture and water.
To maintain ongoing good health and nutrition for the sheep, both shelter and supplementary feed may be provided.
At the heart of the North Island lies Lake Taupo, New Zealand's largest fresh water lake which is approximately the size of Singapore.
The lake is surrounded by pasture, forest and volcanic mountains with snowy peaks through winter.
The Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) is the Ministry for Primary Industry's (MPI) flagship investment programme. PGP programmes are joint ventures between government and industry, that invests in long term innovation programmes to increase the market success of NZ's primary industries.
In 2016 a new project commenced called Sheep - Horizon Three.
The aim of the investment is to build a high value, sustainable sheep dairy industry in New Zealand.
This project aligns with NuiBay’s commitment to manufacture sheep milk products from a supply that is farmed in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable way.
Farms supplying the sheep milk which is spay dried and used in the NuiBay Family Pure Sheep Whole Milk Powder must comply with the requirements New Zealand Animal Welfare Act 1999, which is governed by the Ministry for Primary Industries.
The standards require animals to be allowed the following five freedoms:
To ensure animal health is maintained farms seek advice and support from professional veterinarians.
The headquarter's of NuiBay is located in New Zealand’s largest city of Auckland, with a branch office looking after the marketing located in Asia.
NuiBay is committed in combining science and technology with nature to produce a range of high quality New Zealand made products.
In co-operation with New Zealand suppliers, NuiBay oversee's the manufacture of this product, which enables the team to remain agile and innovative in a rapidly changing environment.
NuiBay Family Pure Sheep Whole Milk Powder is laboratory tested throughout the production using both factory (in-house) and independent accredited laboratories.
This testing regime ensures that the product complies with NZ regulations and standards. Testing includes:
New Zealand has Acts and Regulations to ensure all dairy products are safe for consumers and that manufacturers use fair and sustainable practices.
These regulations include:
NuiBay Family Pure Sheep Whole Milk Powder meets the market access requirements of the countries to which it exports.
The supply chain including contracting facilities, processes and records are routinely audited in order to demonstrate compliance against the Risk Management Programme
There are systems in place throughout NuiBay's supply chain to ensure that each can meets high standards of safety and quality.
Select any part of the supply chain to view the verified assurances at each step:
All milk is supplied from farms that have a Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) approved and verified Risk Management Plan (RMP) to ensure that the health and welfare of sheep and the quality of milk is maintained.
Milk is not accepted by the processing factory if it does not meet required specifications.
The factory(s) operates under a Risk Management Programme (RMP) as required by the Animal Products Act, 1999.
The raw milk is heat treated and concentrated using an evaporator to lower the moisture content.
The concentrated milk is then passed into the spray drier where is it turned into a fine powder.
The product is bulk packed into 20kg multiwall bags with polyethylene liners.
The finished product is laboratory tested to ensure compliance against specification. This includes chemical, microbial, heavy metals and contaminant tests.
The product is transported to the manufacturing facility where it is blended and packed into 400g cans. The manufacturing facility operates under an audited RMP programme.
Each can is uniquely barcoded for traceability.
The finished product is tested by an independent laboratory to ensure label compliance.
The transport company(s) have a current Risk Management Programme (RMP) registered with the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) before it can freight any dairy products.
This is a requirement of the Animal Products Act 1999. The transport company is audited by approved independent auditors to ensure 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 are required by the importing country including:
All documentation required by the importing country must be completed and approved before it can be loaded onto the ship. 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 China Customs on arrival. China Customs check all import documentation to confirm all 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 coding and traceability systems.
No product leaves the warehouse until it receives a final quality check.
The AQ Assured™ brand and QR code can be scanned to provide consumer confidence of the safety and quality measures undertaken throughout the supply chain.
NuiBay Family Pure Sheep Whole Milk Powder is made from 100% New Zealand raw sheep milk.
No preservatives, additives, colouring or flavouring has been added.
NuiBay Family Pure Sheep Whole Milk Powder has been independently tested to contain at least 6.1g of protein per serve.
NuiBay Family Pure Sheep Whole Milk Powder is naturally high in Calcium, providing on average 27% of the RDI (recommended dietary intake) in a single serve.