4 Dec 2012

Food company in receivership

8:12 am on 4 December 2012

An Auckland-based food manufacturer has been placed in receivership with the potential loss of up to 25 jobs.

Pitango Innovative Cuisine makes organic soups, risottos, curries and pasta meals which are sold in supermarkets nationwide.

The company won the award for Best Business Operating Internationally under $10 million at the 2009 New Zealand International Business Awards.

It is in receivership along with parent company Australian-based Gourmet Food Holdings.

In a statement, receivers Ferrier Hodgson say they placed the companies into receivership after failing to find a buyer.

They say they they are working with employees, customers and suppliers to determine whether operations can continue.