Irvin & Johnson Limited is a food procurement, processing and trading company. It has four divisions namely Prepared food division, Sales & Distribution division, Seafoods division and the International Division.
The prepared food division produces and markets a range of frozen vegetables, pastry products, burgers and pizzas.
The sales and distribution division distributes all the company's frozen products and other franchised products manufactured by its contractual partners and the seafoods division is involved in fishing for deep-sea white fish using the company's own fleet of trawlers, one of the largest in the southern hemisphere.
The international division comprises I & J Foods Ltd, marketing in Australia and the Pacific Rim and Juno Holdings Ltd, the European and Northern Hemisphere marketing arm of I & J.
Sales & distribution division accounted for 60% of fiscal 1999 revenues; seafoods division, 17%; prepared foods division, 12% and international division, 11%.
New control measures stir opposition Republic of Ireland
The fisheries authorities have decided to implement new measures to regulate the fish weighing system due to alleged irregularities detected in factories, but they have generated reject from fishermen and processors.
Intact colossal squid sliced open New Zealand
A 350-kilogram colossal squid (Mesonychoteuthis hamiltoni), which had been caught in Antarctic waters last summer and kept in a freezer since then, was finally sliced open by a team of researchers from the Te Papa museum, in Wellington.