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Address: Level 34, Vero Centre 48 Shortland Street, Auckland City 1010, New Zealand

OriginOrigin

Theland Farm Formulated Milk Powder for ages 50+ is manufactured in Australia.

Victoria Australia

The product is licensed under the Australian Made Campaign to bear the ‘Made in Australia’ Logo on pack.

The whole milk and skim milk powders used for the base of the formulation are made by heat treating, concentrating and spray drying fresh Australian cow’s milk.

Additional nutrients including prebiotics and probiotics are added and blended into the base powder before being packed into 800g cans.

There are systems in place throughout the 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:

The Farm

Farm Assurances

All animals are clearly identified through the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) - Australia's system for identifying and tracking dairy cattle.

To ensure that all aspects of animal health and welfare are managed, farms must meet their obligations under Australian legislation including the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Cattle (2014)

This includes:

  • Providing the animals with access to fresh water and food.
  • Providing a good environment with protection from extreme heat or cold.
  • Performing health checks on the animals and having systems in place to rapidly treat any unhealthy animals.
  • Providing conditions that ensure the animals can express normal patterns of behaviour.
  • Providing a safe environment in which the animals are free from physical and mental suffering.

The milk is collected in accordance with the (FSANZ) Food Standards Australia and New Zealand which includes requirements for the efficient cooling of milk to maintain freshness and quality.

The fresh milk is transported to the drying facility in tankers which maintain the temperature of the chilled milk.

Records are kept to ensure traceability. This includes the tanker details, date and time of milk collection, temperature of milk, description and quantity of milk collected and delivery destination.

The fresh milk is heat treated (pasteurised) then concentrated to reduce the moisture content prior to spray drying into powder and packing into lined multiwalled bags.

The whole milk powder and skim milk powder are laboratory tested to ensure compliance to specification.

The milk powder is transported to the manufacturing facility where they are used as the base ingredients in the formulation.

The Manufacturer

Regulatory Assurances

The dairy manufacturer is registered with The Australian Government-Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWR) who are responsible for the export registration and ensuring ongoing compliance of dairy export establishments.

The factory must also comply with additional approvals and registrations required by the China Government.

This includes registration of the manufacturing facility as an approved exporter by The General Administration of Customs, People’s Republic of China (GACC).

The facility is registered and approved by Dairy Food Safety Victoria. (DFSV).

Regular audits are conducted which ensure ongoing compliance with legislation including:

  • The Dairy Act 2000
  • The Food Act 1984
  • The Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (FSANZ)

Once the product is manufactured the manufacturer is responsible for making a declaration of compliance statement for each shipment attesting that the product is:

  • Eligible for export
  • Fit-for-human consumption.
  • Complies with the specific importing country requirements.

In accordance with The Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005 any water used within the factory must be potable.

Water potability standards are prepared by the National Health and Medical Research Council and activities must be undertaken to verify the quality of water against the Australia Drinking Water Guidelines.

Shipping

Shipping Assurances

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

  • customs documents
  • export permits
  • health certificates
  • certificates of laboratory testing analysis

All other documents that are required by the importing country must be completed and approved before the container is sealed and loaded on board the ship.

The product is shipped to China and is 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 by Customs the product is sent to the warehouse.

Retail

Retail Assurances

The product is distributed to customers from the warehouse.

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.

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EnvironmentalEnvironmental

Dairy farms across Australia have made a commitment to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the dairy industry.

To support continuous improvement and practice change where necessary, across the whole supply chain, the Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability Framework provides a set of principles which are measured and publicly reported against four commitments.

  • Enhancing economic viability and livelihoods
  • Improving the wellbeing of our people
  • Providing best care for all our animals
  • Reducing environmental impact

Social EthicalSocial & Ethical

Animal Welfare

The farms supplying the milk which is spray dried and used as the base for Theland Farm Formulated Milk Powder for ages 50+ must comply with the requirements the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines.

The standards and guidelines are regulated by the relevant sector, state and federal governments and the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA) of Australia.

The standards require the 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 and Quality

Theland Farm Formulated Milk Powder for ages 50+ is laboratory tested to ensure compliance to specifications.

Testing includes:

  • physical attributes
  • chemical analysis
  • microbial testing

Produced Under Australian and China Government Regulations

Australia and China have Acts and Regulations to ensure all dairy products are fit to export and meet the importing country requirements.

This includes compliance to:

  • Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.
  • China importing requirements (China OMAR).
  • DFSV.
  • Victorian Dairy Act 2000.
  • The Food Act 1984.
  • Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005.

Auditing

The manufacturing facilities, processes and records are routinely audited to demonstrate compliance the requirements of the regulations.

NutritionNutrition

The fresh cow’s milk used in the production of Theland Farm Formulated Milk Powder for ages 50+ is sourced from farms located in Australia.

The fresh milk is heat treated, concentrated, and sprayed dried into base powders-skim milk powder and whole milk powder.

Additional nutrients are blended into the base powders, including selected vitamins, minerals, prebiotics, and probiotics.

Inulin- a prebiotic belonging to a class of dietary fibres known as fructans. Prebiotics provide food for bacteria in the gut and assist in maintaining normal digestive function.

Bifidobacterium animalis (Bb12)- a probiotic. Probiotics are defined by The World Health Organisation as “Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host” (FAO/WHO 2001).

Calcium- a main component of bones and teeth and supports bone density. (GB28050-2011, Standard for Nutrition Labelling of Pre-Packaged Food)

Vitamin D - which facilitates the absorption of calcium. (GB28050-2011, Standard for Nutrition Labelling of Pre-Packaged Food)

No colouring, preservatives or flavouring has been added.

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