AQ Assured by AsureQuality, New Zealand's Government-owned food assurance company.
This product is made in New Zealand.
Milk is only sourced from cows in New Zealand.
The cows live outside on paddocks throughout the year, roaming freely under New Zealand’s typical 2,000 annual sunshine hours.
Cows graze on fresh pasture as their primary food source. 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 varies depending on region and season, as climate factors influences grass nutrition and growth.
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.
In New Zealand, over the entire dairy season there is on average approximately 1 hectare of farmland 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.
The cows are typically milked a maximum of twice a day during the peak dairy season, reducing to once a day in the lower season.
The safety and quality practices in place across the supply chain have been verified, including the milk source; New Zealand’s lower carbon milk system.
Select into any part of the supply chain to view the verified activities and assurances at each step.
The cows are milked a maximum of twice a day.
The fresh, raw milk is cooled immediately to 4-7 degrees Celcius and kept chilled on the farm, awaiting collection.
The milk is not accepted by the dairy factory if the temperature, colour or flavour is not to the required specification.
The chilled fresh raw milk is transported from the farms to the processing factory in dedicated tankers
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)
The shipping company must ensure that the products are accompanied by all EAD (export accompanied documents) that is required by the importing country, including:
On arrival in China, the shipment is checked by China Customs to confirm the documentation meets all import criteria prior to release.
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.
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(total greenhouse [GHG] emissions per kg of product, cradle to farm gate boundary). 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.
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 is 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.
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 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 milk is sourced from New Zealand farms.
Theland UHT milk contains no added colouring agents, sweeteners, thickening agents, gelatin, or preservatives.
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 4.0g of natural protein per 100mL. Protein is important for the growth and repair of the body’s cells and for building muscle.