New Zealand is a small country, about the size of Great Britain or Japan, that enjoys an open Western-style democracy, a strong independent media and freedom from official corruption.
One of the things that sets New Zealand apart is that its population is just four million people.
That means the spectacularly beautiful landscape with its vast mountain chains, steaming volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, deep fiords and lush rainforests, remains gloriously uncrowded. It is a haven for those seeking peace, rejuvenation and relaxation.
The New Zealand dairy industry cares deeply about this environment and works hard to ensure farm production and milk processing activities do not impact upon it.
New Zealand’s dairy herd
New Zealand’s dairy herd numbers approximately 4.2 million, at an average of about 200 per farm. Total pasture area grazed is some 1.5 million hectares, and annual milk production is 17.3 billion litres.
In one form or another, this milk provides nutrition for almost 100 million people in hundreds of different countries.
Production from livestock, fisheries and forestry underpin New Zealand’s economy and so the country takes the protection of these resources very seriously.
To keep its cows and other farmed livestock disease-free, New Zealand maintains very strict border control measures. To date this has been largely successful — such diseases as BSE and foot and mouth disease have never occurred in New Zealand.
New Zealand food is safe food
Carrickmore® Infant Formula is safe, pure and contaminant-free. Meticulous and strict quality control measures throughout the entire manufacturing process enable us to guarantee its safety and integrity.
The New Zealand Government testing organisation AsureQuality (AQ) independently tests our ingredients and product.
New Zealand’s regulatory commitment to food safety and quality are further assurance that Carrickmore® Infant Formula is safe and nutritious.
Strict Government controls apply to New Zealand’s food processing and food packing industries. Only officially tested and permitted methods and products can be used in food production and packaging — which, of course, includes infant milk powders.