Costco Wholesale Corporation is an American membership-only warehouse club that provides a wide selection of merchandise. It is the second largest retailer in the United States and the third largest in the world and the largest membership warehouse club chain in the United States.
Today, Costco has a total of 671 warehouses, spreading throughout the United Kingdom (26), Australia (7), Canada (88), Mexico (34), Taiwan (10), South Korea (11), Japan (20), Spain (1) and the United States (474).
After a lot of hard work, our Ogni organic milk powders have successfully step its foot into the Costco entrance and now becoming one of Costco Australia’s top selling products.
To us, this is a new milestone of which we are extremely proud of. Since its first order in November 2014, Costco’s continuous demand for Ogni organic milk powders have been shocking. With a short half a year we have established over $2M sales revenue.
Currently, in Costco we are selling Ogni whole milk and skim milk powder, in the near future we will also increase our product line with Ogni adult formulas, Including pregnancy, middle age, students, children & ladies. Our goal is provide a wide range of high quality milk powders for all family members and for everyone who consumes Ogni to benefit from our product.
Our Ogni organic milk powders source milk from pure, natural pastures within New Zealand. This fresh milk is collected, pasturised spray dried into powder form, before finally being packing in our HACCP certified and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified facility based in Auckland.
Besides Australia Costco, Ogni Organic milk powders can now be found in most regions and provinces in China, Kiwi Discovery in Auckland Airport as well as Hong Kong.
1.What is organic milk powder ?
An organic product is made from organic raw materials. Processed organic food usually contains only organic ingredients. If non-organic ingredients are present, at least a certain percentage of the food’s total plant and animal ingredients must be organic (95% in the United States, Canada, China and Australia).
It also requires Organic certification. Organic certification is a certification process for producers of organic food and other organic agricultural products. Requirements vary from country to country, and generally involve a set of production standards for growing, storage, processing, packaging and shipping.
2.What about claims that organic milk contains no pesticides, antibiotics or hormones?
The definition of organic milk refers to farm management practices, not to the milk itself. Stringent government standards ensure that both organic milk and regular milk are wholesome, safe and nutritious. While the organic standard is defined differently in different jurisdictions, in general organic farming responds to site-specific farming and crop conditions by integrating cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Synthetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers are not allowed, although certain organically approved pesticides may be used under limited conditions. In general, organic foods are also not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives.
4.Does organic milk taste better?
The taste of milk, regardless of whether it is organically or conventionally produced, can differ slightly on a variety of sensory qualities from bottle to bottle and season to season. Factors that may impact taste include location of the farm, breed of the cow, variations in cows’ feed from farm to farm, and even the time of year. Milk that is ultra-pasteurized for longer freshness may have a slightly different taste. People should do their own “taste test” to see which kinds of milk they prefer.
5.Is organic milk fresher than regular milk?
Not necessarily. Most milk, including organic and regular milk, is delivered to stores within a few days of milking. With modern distribution systems, both types of milk may travel hundreds of miles from farm to retail outlet. Dairy farmers and processors work diligently to provide fresh milk to the marketplace.
6.Why does organic milk cost more than other milk?
It is costly for dairy farmers to follow the government standards that are required to receive the certification. Also because the uniqueness of the product as well as the limited amount of resource.
1.What is the normal taste of the product? Why is there fishy smell in the milk powder?
Our Ogni organic milk powder does not have any artificial ingredients; it is a light and natural taste. However, some of our products such as student, children, pregnancy and ladies formula contain DHA.ARA. Therefore some slight smell of fish is normal.
2.Does the milk powder ranges from different humidity?
Milk powders are affected by the acquisition time, climate, seasonal factors, the rate of deviation control water production and processing of milk itself. Therefore different batches of milk powder will be slight different in terms of its humidity and colours. It is very normal.
3.What is the recommended temperature to prepare the milk powder?
The recommended water temperature to prepare the milk is 40 – 60°C, but 50°C is ideal. When the water temperature is too low, the dissolution rate of the milk powder will slow down. You may experience diarrhea when drinking it too cold. It is normal to see tiny lumps of milk powder sticking together if the temperature is too high.
4.How to store the milk powder?
Please store the milk powder in a cool, dry and ventilated place. Please consume within a month once opened.
5.Why there are bubbles when stirring?
The bubbles are a natural physical occurrence which is not harmful to your health. It is normal to see inconsistent colloidal solution in the milk when dissolved in water. The milk powder does not contain any added defoamers or suds controlling agent.
6.Why are there sometimes tiny particles presented in the milk after dissolved?
We added various nutrients in the milk powder. Although the nutrients themselves are fairly small, they can still be visible in the milk powder. Therefore, it is normal to see some particles when preparing the milk. Due to different production techniques, the particles may be more visible in certain types of milk powder. For example, after reconstituted for a while, some minerals like calcium may appear seen as particles. These particles are not harmful to your health, so please do not be concerned.
7.What are the water-insoluble black spots in the milk powder?
The processing of the fresh milk undergone at high temperature, spray dry and other processes, and it can even come to 200°C. The protein and lactose of the milk powder can receive excessive local heating, which may cause black or brown small spots. This is called “scorched powder” also known as “Maillard Reaction” in the industry. All of our milk powder products are tested safe in regards to these black spots. Therefore, the milk powders you have purchased are safe to consume.
On August 22-24, 2014, the annual Auckland Baby Show was held at ASB Show Grounds. It is New Zealand’s largest baby show and this year it saw the launch of GMP’S Ogni Organic Nutritional Milk Powder for Pregnant women.
At the show, consumers, distributors and exporters visited GMP’s interactive stand. They showed strong interest in these formulas. Visitors were able to sample the organic formula and talk with the GMP team at the stand.
Created at the GMP’S Dairy Limited’s New Zealand Factory, Ogni Organic Nutritional Milk Powder is produced the way nature intended and without the use of antibiotics, synthetic fertilisers and pesticides. This formula has a pure & natural milk taste without any added artificial flavors, colourants or preservatives. It is a good source of Calcium, Vitamin C, Iron and Folic acid supplements, which are known to ease discomfort during pregnancy and promotes fetal brain development.
With the use of GMP’s modern and advanced technology, this line ensures soluble and highly nutritious milk to provide babies with the best start with fortified New Zealand milk.
Held every year, the Baby Show showcases products of interest to parents and expected parents.
GMP’s Ogni brand- New Zealand’s leading organic milk powder brand sponsored the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival (Moon Cake Day) held at the Dorothy Winston Centre in Auckland on Saturday the 6th of September.
Organised by the Chinese Students Association, it saw more than a thousand spectators flock to the centre for a night of theatre performances, singers, magicians and dancers.
The Consul General for China, Niu Qingbao, spoke at the event about the continuing strength of the relationship between New Zealand and China and his vision of Chinese students in New Zealand to prosper and settle in New Zealand. Minister for Food and Safety and Associate Education Minister, Nikki Kaye, was also present at the event and wished the Chinese community a happy Mid-Autumn Festival. Ms Kaye spoke glowingly about the positive contribution that China and its people have on the New Zealand economy.
People also visited GMP’s stand to sample our Ogni milk powder; a GMP team was on hand to answer questions. Ogni nutritional organic milk caters for a range of people, including pregnant women, the mid aged, children, students, ladies as well as lactating women. New Zealand’s No 1 organic milk powder brand, Ogni is increasingly gaining popularity from the local community.
GMP Pharmaceuticals’ primary organic nutritional milk powder brand Ogni® proudly sponsored the Auckland Chinese Students and Scholars Association for a four-day trip in June 2014. The students were taken to Ohope, Te Maungarongo Marae, Bay of Plenty and many other attractive places. The students commented on the beautiful beaches which were covered in shells and that this was the first time that they had seen them; a number of them played rugby for the first time; and they learnt about Maori art forms and Maori traditions for the first time. The students said this event brought them wonderful and unforgettable memories.
GMP worked alongside the Consulate-General of The People’s Republic of China in Auckland to enhance cross-cultural communication and to share knowledge for Chinese students in New Zealand. The Maori and Kiwi culture exploration gives international students more chance to interact with the local communities and helps enrich their life experience overseas. GMP hopes to contribute to education development between New Zealand and other countries and repaying the society by sponsoring such events.
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Between April and May 2014, New Zealand Organic Milk Limited proudly sponsored the “Miss Chinese” Cosmos Pageant 2014 New Zealand Region held by Phoenix Satellite Television and World Television, which is the largest Chinese television network in New Zealand. New Zealand Organic Milk Limited specifically set up an “Ogni Natural Beauty Award” for the most beautiful and natural contestant in order to promote a healthy organic life style, which is also Ogni’s aim.
On the night of the 31st of May, Mr Bin Ma, a famous master of ceremonies on China Central Television, hosted the final of the contest at Skycity Theatre in Auckland. The top 12 finalists performed varied talent pieces which impressed both the judges and audience. After several stages of the competition, contestant No.12 Miss Mengqiao Li was finally crowned “Miss Chinese New Zealand” and also received the “Ogni Natural Beauty Award”. Ogni brand representative, 2011 Miss Universe New Zealand Priyani Puketapu came onto the stage awarded the “Miss Chinese New Zealand” to Miss Li.
The cooperation New Zealand Organic Milk Limited had with WTV was a success. Through promotion of the contest, and TV and press advertising of Ogni Milk Powder, Ogni has been becoming an outstanding and appealing brand of organic milk powder. Ogni also received high attention and favour from the local consumers.
On 31st March 2014, Guangdong Salt Industry Group Limited and New Zealand GMP Pharmaceuticals Group Limited held Ogni organic milk powder products launch announcement media release at Guangzhou Garden Hotel. The announcement attracted dozens of media. Officials from both China and New Zealand Governments also attended the conference, including Ms Rebecca Needham – New Zealand Consul General in Guangzhou, Mr Jogh Cochrane – New Zealand Commercial Counsellor, officials from NZTE and officials from Guangdong Provincial Government. As a well-known dairy industry expert advisor and the former president of Guangdong Dairy Industry Association, Mr Dingmian Wang, and other industry experts and guests presented at the conference as well.
Ogni organic milk powder is produced and manufactured by the only New Zealand dairy manufacturer applying Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Standard to milk powder production. GMP Standard has been well utilised in the pharmaceutical industry for quality control. Ogni’s raw material is provided by Fonterra Group which is the world largest dairy raw material supplier. New Zealand has very strict requirements to certify organic milk powder. They have a complete quality examination and tracking system to examine the air, water, soil, herbage of organic farms, the feeding of dairy cows, and the production, processing, packaging, transportation of milk powder. Ogni organic milk powder represents New Zealand certified organic milk powder of highest level, which is safer, healthier, more nutritional, and more natural.
At the announcement conference for Ogni organic milk powder, the President of Guangdong Salt Industry Group Limited gave a speech brimming with warm feelings, “Guangdong Salt Industry Group is a state-owned company. We have the responsibility to provide safest products with best quality. Ogni organic milk powder is produced by GMP Dairy Ltd. GMP Dairy adopt the rare New Zealand organic milk source of excellent quality which guarantees Ogni organic milk powder’s high quality”. He also said, “Guangdong Salt Industry Group Limited enters milk powder industry in order to make the No. 1 organic milk powder in China.”
The head of Research and Development Department of GMP Pharmaceuticals Group, Jan Robert said GMP Group considered Guangdong Salt Industry Group as a company with strong strategic vision. She said the reason GMP Group chose Guangdong Salt Industry Group as their cooperation partner is to make Ogni the No.1 organic milk powder brand in China.
At the end of the conference, all the guests and distributors witnessed the ceremony for Ogni organic milk powder launching in China. Guangdong Salt Industry Group wishes they can bring organic milk powder a brilliant future with the distributors all around the country.
On the 26th November 2013, GMP launched its new organic product Ogni. The event was a great success and was attended by Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross who brought a special message with him from the Honorable Steven Joyce. Mr. Joyce commented in his message that firms such as GMP developing High value dairy products, is giving New Zealand its reputation for world class dairy, which is a important part of New Zealand’s export success story.
Ogni Milk powder is now being sold in Bin Inn Organic and Wholesale foods in Howick, (Auckland New Zealand). Howick is an affluent part of Auckland, and is the company’s target group. Bin Inn is 100% Kiwi owned and operated; and a nationally known retail brand, with 35 stores nationwide. New Zealand Organic Milk Limited is proud to have its name associated with the chain.
Miss New Zealand 2011 has been given the official title of Ogni Ambassador at our product launch on November 26th 2013. Priyani Puketapu who was crowned Miss Universe New Zealand 2011 will become the face and spokesperson for Ogni.
Priyani has had connections with GMP over the years and it is a great pleasure to have her on board as our Ambassador.