MUST WATCH China halts milk from New Zealand 04:08 But China -- where at least six babies died from tainted milk powder in 2008 -- has halted all imports of New Zealand milk powders from New Zealand and Australia, New Zealand's Trade Minister Tim Groser said in an interview on television network TVNZ on Sunday. But in an update on its website, the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries clarified that Chinese authorities had suspended imports of Fonterra-produced Whey Powder and Dairy Base powder, while also increasing inspection and supervision of New Zealand dairy products. "China has not closed the market to all New Zealand dairy products," the ministry said. "And it has also been quite specific about the range of Fonterra products which it has temporarily suspended." Dairy is a key industry in New Zealand, making up about 3% of its GDP. The Trade Ministry said Australia, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Vietnam also imported the product. Botulism can be fatal, with symptoms typically beginning within 36 hours of consuming contaminated food. The infection can result in paralysis and respiratory failure, according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health . In the 2008 scandal, milk powder was contaminated with melamine, a chemical commonly used in laminates, wood adhesives and flame retardants that can be used to mimic high-protein additives. Chinese authorities arrested more than 18 people and executed two in the contamination scandal, which saw thousands sickened in addition to the infant deaths.
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The Latin word for life is vita, and the word, amine, means protein. Instead of coughing up quick cash loans for medical emergencies or expenses, people should use the money instead to buy good vitamins and mineral supplements that could dispense going to the hospital needlessly. Manuka Honey with a UHF rating of less than 10 may not have enough antibacterial properties to effectively treat more serious conditions. In this regard, it is important to examine what vitamins and minerals to take and increase ones functional knowledge on how to maximize their use to the body. So, if people have extra money from bonuses or mayday advances, better stock up on good vitamins and minerals for better health. Honeymark, now offers retailers easy access to this premium honey. Conversely, Manuka Honey with an extraordinarily high UHF rating is not desirable either. This low-grade Manuka Honey doesn't have any more healing properties than the ordinary honey that you would find in your local supermarket. Modern medicine, backed by extensive and intensive research, has put together the RDAs for every vitamin required by the human body. From A to zinc, so goes the advertising slogan of a popular vitamin supplement brand.
First and foremost, it is important to look at the basic categories. Honeymark has met that demand in short order by supplying the highest quality Manuka Honey available. Importing Manuka Honey from New Zealand can be quite costly and could take weeks. The water-soluble vitamins, on the other hand, are more often found in vegetables and fruits. In this regard, it is important to examine what vitamins and minerals to take and increase ones functional knowledge on how to maximize their use to the body. When taken orally, Manuka Honey is a welcomed alternative to medicine since it tastes better, is less expensive, has no negative side effects and is more effective in most circumstances. Manuka Honey has many health benefits when used for medicinal purposes, both internally and topically on the skin. That is why RDAs, or the Recommended Daily Allowance, is important to be understood and followed. Another thing to consider is that if a Manuka Honey brand does not indicate on the label that it is from New Zealand or doesn't display a UHF rating or Methylglyoxal level, its potency might be questionable.
In fiscal 2016, the Company had positive free cash flow(1) of $118 million and strong financial performance as evidenced by its rate stabilization account, finishing with a positive(2) balance of $169 million. When adjusted for rate setting purposes, there is a positive(2) "notional" balance of $183 million in the rate stabilization account, which is above its target balance of $100 million. "Strong performance in the past year has positioned us to be able to both reduce our charges to our customers and increase our capital investments in fiscal 2017," said Neil Wilson, President & CEO. "Investments in technology and facilities will enable us enhance our services, improve safety, and ensure we are providing employees with the best tools and productive spaces in which to work." On July 18, 2016, the Company announced revised customer service charges, effective September 1, 2016. Based on the strength of the rate stabilization account and our positive financial outlook for fiscal 2017, the Company has implemented a temporary one-year rate reduction in addition to revisions to base rates. These rate revisions will see customer service charges lowered by 7.6 per cent on average, for customer savings of approximately $105 million in fiscal year 2017. Effective September 1, 2015, the Company began reporting its financial results in accordance with IFRS, including comparative figures for fiscal 2015. The Company's revenue for fiscal 2016 was $1,393 million, compared to $1,334 million in the previous fiscal year, mainly due to the growth in air traffic volumes. Operating expenses for fiscal 2016 were $1,238 million as compared to $1,202 million in the previous fiscal year, mainly due to higher compensation.
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