New Zealand Made Made from 100% Raw Milk 100% Fresh UHT Milk No Added Colours No Artificial Flavours No Preservatives No Added Sugar
This product is made in New Zealand
Milk is sourced from free ranging pasture farmed cows (average of 2-3 cows per hectare) on farms situated throughout New Zealand.
The cows free range outside throughout the year and graze on fresh green grass.
In winter and poor weather conditions, supplementary feed may be provided to ensure the nutritional needs of the cows are meet.
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.
Milking season in New Zealand begins in August and runs through to the end of May. Cows are typically 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.
Select any part of the supply chain to view the activities and assurances at each step, from the farm, all the way to you.
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.
New Zealand and China have a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) signed between the People’s Republic of China and New Zealand in 2008, the first free trade agreement that China has signed with any developed country.
The shipping company must ensure that the products are accompanied by all EAD (export accompanied documents) that is required by the importing country, including:
• A NZ-China FTA Certificate of Origin, which is designed to give Assurance to China Customs that the product is produced in New Zealand and complies with the FTA with China.
• 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 documentation required by the importing country must be completed and approved before it can be loaded on-board (this includes import permits and registration with the General Administration of the Peoples Republic of China for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine AQSIQ)
The product is shipped to China and 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 warehouse.
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 must comply with the environmental regulations prescribed by New Zealand's Regional Councils.
Theland UHT milk 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 required to 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
Theland Whole UHT milk, 3.6g protein is laboratory tested for quality and safety throughout the production process using both factory (in-house) and independent, 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.
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
• Hygiene standards for facilities, equipment and people must be met.
• All producers, manufacturers, transporters, packing and storage facilities operate a Risk Management Programme.
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) and other certifications.
There are also unannounced regulatory (Ministry for Primary Industries) audits conducted randomly to ensure compliance.
100% Raw New Zealand Cow’s 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 compliance.
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.