Prolife Foods
Food manufacturer
Founded in New Zealand in 1984 by Bernie and Kaye Crosby. Bought snack food brand Mother Earth from Cadbury in 2008. Belgian sugar giant Finasucre bought a minority stake in 2022.


Owned NZL
Rating D
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Prolife Foods Ltd

Company Assessment

Prolife Foods Ltd
This company received a packaging performance level of 3 (Advanced) in its 2024 APCO Annual Report. Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is a not-for-profit organisation leading the development of a circular economy for packaging in Australia. Each year, APCO Members are required to submit an APCO Annual Report and Action Plan, which includes an overall performance level from 1 (Getting Started) to 5 (Beyond Best Practice).
Source: APCO (2024)
The PalmOil Scan app, produced by the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), rates companies on their commitment to sourcing sustainable palm oil. Companies are scored on their use of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO), commitment to sourcing CSPO, on-the-ground conservation action, and membership to the RSPO. Companies can earn a rating of Excellent, Good, Poor or No Commitment. This company is rated "No Commitment" (retrieved 18 Nov 2023).
Source: WAZA (2023)
Mother Earth sponsors Enviroschools, the Waikato Rugby Union, The Love NZ Soft Plastics Programme, and FutureFERNS, New Zealand's official junior netball programme.

Company Details

Private company
300 million NZD (2019)
1,500 (2019)

Contact Details

Hamilton, New Zealand

Products / Brands

Prolife Foods
Lucky Dried Fruit & Nuts
Mother Earth Dried Fruit & Nuts
Mother Earth Muesli Bars
Mother Earth Peanut/Nut Butter