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Theland 4.0 Jersey Fresh Milk
1 Litre

PRODUCT ATTRIBUTES VERIFIED BY AQ ASSURED

  • Jersey cow milk
  • NZ lower carbon footprint milk supply
  • 4.0g protein/100mL
  • Naturally high in calcium (>15%NRV)
  • Made from 100% raw milk
  • Pasteurized fresh milk
  • Cool chain air freight, direct from NZ
 

This product is made in New Zealand with milk sourced from a pasture based dairy farming system.

New Zealand is the world leader in the production of lower carbon footprint milk (total greenhouse gas emissions per kg of product), compared with other major milk producing nations.

Jersey Milk

The fresh raw milk comes exclusively from Jersey cows on speciality farms located in the Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand. The farms are located approximately 38km from the factory.

The Jersey cows are typically light brown in colour with black hooves, are lighter in frame and can produce milk that is naturally higher in protein compared to other breeds.

NZ Waikato Map

Free Range Cows

The cows live outside on paddocks throughout the year, roaming freely under New Zealand’s typical 2,000 annual sunshine hours.

Fresh Pasture

The cows graze on *fresh pasture as their primary food source. In New Zealand, over the entire dairy season there is on average approximately 1 hectare of farmland for every 2-3 cows.

To ensure efficient use of farmland and continuous supply of pasture, fields are rotated regularly with cow herds being allocated to a specific paddock during each **rotation.

*To ensure that their nutritional needs are met, the cows are provided with supplementary feed during winter and poor weather conditions.

**Dairy farming practices in New Zealand vary depending on region and season, as climate factors influence grass growth and nutrition.

Farm to Glass

Cool chain air freight, direct from New Zealand to China.

Jersey Milk Supply Chain

Click into any part of the supply chain to view the verified activities and assurances at each step.

The Farm

Rigorous farm assurance processes.

The cows are milked a maximum of twice a day.

The fresh, raw Jersey milk is kept chilled on the farm, awaiting collection from insulated tankers that are dedicated to transporting the specialty Jersey milk direct to the factory.

  • The supply farms operate under an approved Risk Management Programme (RMP) to ensure quality of milk is maintained.
  • 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 is withheld until the animal is healthy.
  • Milk is tested for harmful bacteria, chemical residues and contaminants at a recognised laboratory.
  • Milk is cooled immediately to below 7°C and stored on the farm awaiting collection.
  • Milk is picked up from the farm using dedicated tanker trucks and transported to the dairy factory.
  • All tankers have an automatic computer-controlled milk sampling system on board.

Milk is not accepted by the dairy factory if the temperature, colour or flavour is not to the required specification.

The Factory

Dedicated transport from farm to factory.

The fresh raw milk is transported a short distance (approx. 38 km) from the farms to the processing factory which is located in the Waikato Region of the North Island of New Zealand.

Milk is not accepted by the dairy factory if the temperature, colour or flavour is not to the required specification.

The milk processing facility is registered for a Risk Management Programme as required by the Animal Products Act, 1999

 The factory is registered with the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Certification and Accreditation Administration of the People's Republic of China (CNCA)

Factory Assurances 

  • Samples of milk are taken upon arrival at the factory and tested before the tanker is emptied.
  • The milk is stored in special silos, dedicated to Jersey milk only.
  • Samples are tested throughout the process to ensure the milk is of the highest standard.
  • Factory processes are regularly independently audited to ensure Risk Management Plan (RMP) requirements are being maintained.
  • All product units are individually coded for traceability.
  • The final product is tested at an accredited laboratory.
  • Once all laboratory tests are completed and passed, New Zealand's Ministry for Primary Industries issues a health certificate, making it eligible for export.

Air Freight

Cool chain air freight directly from New Zealand to China.

Prior to loading the fresh chilled containers of milk, the shipping company ensures that the products are accompanied by all EAD (export accompanied documents) that is required by the importing country, including:

• Customs documents

• Health Certificates (are issued by the NZ Ministry of Primary Industries, to ensure the product complies with both the NZ Food Regulations and Chinese Government Requirements)

• Certificates of Analysis (contain actual laboratory results from chemical, microbial and physical tests)

• Any other additional documentation required by the importing country must be completed and approved before it can be loaded. 

The product may be checked by China Customs on arrival. China Customs check the 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 chilled warehouse using refrigerated trucks.

Delivery

Supply chain verified by AsureQuality. Full cool chain delivery.

The AQ Assured™ 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.

Theland’s New Zealand milk comes from cows that live outside on paddocks throughout the year.

Outdoor grazing is one factor that New Zealand dairy farmers leverage to achieve the world’s lowest carbon footprint for milk production. This is evidenced by international carbon benchmarking studies.

New Zealand’s dairy farmers are committed to ensuring that the dairy sector remains an efficient producer of low emissions milk by working to further reduce the greenhouse gas emissions produced on farm.

Reduction targets for greenhouse emissions (carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane) are outlined within the New Zealand’s Government Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Act.

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

Theland Fresh milk is produced in compliance with New Zealand's Resource Management Act (2009) and local council Resource Management Plans, which sets out rules and regulations including:

  • 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.

All milk suppliers for Theland products meet the New Zealand Animal 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

Laboratory Tested for Safety and Quality

Theland fresh Jersey milk is laboratory tested for safety and quality throughout the production process using both factory (in-house) and independent, accredited laboratories.

Testing is undertaken at each step from raw milk collection through to the finished product.

This testing regime 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 dairy products are safe for consumers including:

The  Animal Products Act, 1999 and 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 (MPI).
  • Hygiene standards for facilities, equipment and people must be met.
  • A requirement that all factories, transporters, packing and storage facilities operate under a Risk Management Programme.

Meets Overseas Market Access Requirements

This product meets the market access requirements of the countries to which it exports.

Auditing

The factory environment, processes and records are independently audited in order to uphold their Risk Management Programme (RMP), Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) and other certifications.

The 100% raw Jersey milk sourced from New Zealand is standardised and pasteurised, maintaining the nutritional integrity of the original product.

Theland fresh Jersey milk contains no added colouring agents, sweeteners, thickening agents, gelatine, or preservatives. 

This product contains 4.0g of natural protein per 100ml of fresh milk.  Protein is important for the growth and repair of the body's cells and for building muscle.

This product is naturally high in calcium. Calcium is an important source of nutrition for building strong dense bones in early life, and keeping bones strong and healthy.

Nutritional Information

Items per 100mL NRV %
Calories 299kJ 4%
Protein 4.0g 7%
Fat 4.0g 7%
Carbohydrate 4.9g 2%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Calcium 130mg 16%