Organics

No GM, no synthetic inputs, just sustainably-produced ingredients and consumer products.

New Zealand’s natural environment and farming practices are ideally suited to creating certified organic dairy products – just the way nature intended. Our organic ingredient and consumer range spans cheese, butter, milk, full cream, skim milk powders, non-fat dried milk, milk protein concentrates and whey powders.

Characteristics

  • Certified organic (can meet any government organic standard worldwide)
  • rBST free
  • Made with fresh NZ milk from cows pasture-fed 365 days a year
  • Cheeses suitable for vegetarians (no animal rennet)
  • Produced by a farmer-owned co-operative
  • A low and reducing carbon footprint
  • Kosher certification on request

In harmony with nature

The space, rich volcanic soils and benign climate of New Zealand are an ideal combination for organic farming. We’re proud of the farmers in our co-operative who have gone that step further to achieve organic certification. By drawing on this rich resource, and using state-of-the-art practices, we can supply a wide choice of quality certified organic ingredients in many categories.

Sustainability beyond the farm gate

There are other great qualities to our organic range. Like a low, and reducing, carbon footprint. New Zealand has a very high proportion of renewable energy, and our highly efficient facilities make the most of it. Our organic products also meet the UK Soil Association, and our company structure – a farmer-owned cooperative – means a fair trading relationship is at the heart of what we do.

Certified organic

Organic certification is conducted by the New Zealand Government’s auditing agency, AsureQuality, an accredited IFOAM member holding ISO/IEC 17020, 22000, 17065. For the EU, USA, Japan, Taiwan and Switzerland, the products are certified by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) under New Zealand’s Organic Official Assurance Programme.