NEW ZEALAND: Philippines President Visits Adventist Health Food Company
New Zealand and the Philippines enhanced their trade relationship recently with a Memorandum of Understanding signed between leading New Zealand health food company Sanitarium and the Republic of the Philippines through the New Zealand Department of Agriculture. This coincided with a lunchtime visit to Sanitarium’s Auckland manufacturing site by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
PRESIDENTIAL VISIT: President Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo, of the Republic
of the Philippines, examines products
from Adventist-owned Sanitarium health
foods in Auckland, New Zealand, during
a recent visit.
The memorandum paves the way for opportunities for the export of Sanitarium products to the Philippines and the reciprocal import of raw materials for the Philippines. This also allows for exploring ways Sanitarium can play a part in improving the health and well-being of the people of the Philippines through the provision of nutrition education.
“We are very honored and excited to discuss partnering with the Republic of the Philippines. This opportunity has come from an acknowledgment of Sanitarium’s genuine commitment to improve the health and well-being of our communities,” said Pierre van Heerden, general manager of Sanitarium.
Sanitarium, owned by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, is one of New Zealand’s most trusted companies, founded more than 100 years ago in Papanui. They manufacture and supply a range of breakfast cereals, spreads, and other health food products to many homes.
—Sanitarium/South Pacific Division/AW Staff