Food re­source up­graded

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The Welling­ton Food and Bev­er­age Data­base has been over­hauled to in­clude more of the re­gion’s sup­pli­ers.

Cap­i­tal eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment agency Grow Welling­ton launched the data­base last year to help buy­ers find high qual­ity prod­uct from around the re­gion.

Lo­gan Brown res­tau­rant co-owner Steve Lo­gan said the data­base is a handy tool, es­pe­cially for restau­ra­teurs who want to buy pro­duce lo­cally.

‘‘ It’s broad, com­pre­hen­sive and easy to use,’’ he said.

Grow Welling­ton food and bev­er­age man­ager Kate Jamieson said the search­able data­base is in­valu­able and easy to use for both do­mes­tic and over­seas buy­ers, iden­ti­fy­ing ex­port- ca­pa­ble com­pa­nies with spe­cific prod­uct de­tails.

Moore Wil­son di­rec­tor Julie Moore said her com­pany con­stantly re­viewed its in­for­ma­tion on the data­base to en­sure the range was up to date.

‘‘Many of our whole­sale cus­tomers are also check­ing it be­fore they ar­rive at our store to buy.

‘‘There’s no ques­tion the data­base is be­ing fre­quently ac­cessed and it’s pro­vid­ing ev­ery­one with very use­ful and prac­ti­cal in­for­ma­tion.’’

The over­haul has al­lowed the data­base to be eas­ily added to, en­sur­ing each com­pany’s de­tails are cur­rent and that new pro­duc­ers, man­u­fac­tur­ers and sup­pli­ers are cap­tured as the in­dus­try grows in the Welling­ton re­gion.

To view the Welling­ton food and bev­er­age data­base or to reg­is­ter a com­pany visit growwelling­ton.co.nz/ page/food-db.aspx.

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