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New food plans make law easier for businesses

The government is proposing changes to improve the written plans that it provides for businesses to manage food safety. A consultation, released today, calls on food businesses to decide if the new version is easier to use. The plans – called template food control plans – are used by businesses like restaurants, cafes and delis to comply with the Food Act. Sally Johnston, Manager Food and Beverage at the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says “since the law ... more

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2017 New Zealand Food Summit

2017 New Zealand Food Summit | 28 – 29 March, Auckland Join food leaders at the New Zealand Food Summit as they discuss how to deliver a consistent story around provenance and make New Zealand the leader in the provision of safe high-value food for the world. This summit will serve as the focal point for all specialists in their fields from technicians, scientists and regulators to business and commercialisation specialists. Attend any session from the two conferences, Food ... more

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MPI publishes new Listeria control measure fact sheet

New: Publication of Listeria control measure fact sheet for producers of ready-to-eat animal products MPI has developed the “Listeria control measures” factsheet which provides key good operating practices and control measures that can help to minimise contamination in the processing area. This factsheet is on the Listeria – resources and documents ... more

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Is New Zealand food safe? A toxicologistís view

In his upcoming UC Connect public talk, University of Canterbury Professor of Toxicology Ian Shaw will explore food from a toxicologist’s perspective and focus on chemical contaminants and natural toxins in food and try to answer the question, is New Zealand food safe? Most people don’t think about food safety when they eat their dinner in a developed country like New Zealand, Professor Shaw says. “This is because we put our trust in government regulators, farmers ... more

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MPI: No food safety risk associated with fish oil supplements

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the Ministry of Health are confident a recent study provides no evidence of a food safety risk associated with fish oil supplements currently on the New Zealand market. Jenny Reid, MPI Manager Food Science and Risk Assessment says the recently published Liggins Institute study that gave highly oxidised fish oil supplements to pregnant rats does not identify a risk to pregnant women. “The fish oil that was given to the pregnant rats ... more

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Food manufacturers have obligation over safety and information on packs

Food manufacturers have an obligation not only to make sure their products are safe but also to give consumers as much information about them as possible, says Len Croudis, Country Manager for SunRice. He was speaking about food safety leadership in the latest FGC Leaders Series video. “We have an obligation to make sure that what we put out there is safe and right for the consumer. “Ideally, the company too should have things on their packaging around websites so ... more

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Food safety concerns driving Kiwis to buy local: research

Kiwi consumers are seeking out locally made food, as concerns about product safety and levels of additives in consumer goods manufactured offshore drive purchasing behaviour - according to the findings of a new survey. The Munchkin study which investigated the attitudes and habits of Kiwi shoppers showed that more than two thirds (69%) of Kiwi consumers said country of origin for food products they ate was important to them. Interestingly, this figure jumped to 86% for parents who ... more

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Recall: Eta brand Chocolate Raisins

Griffin’s Foods Ltd is recalling a specific batch of its Eta brand Chocolate Raisins as the product may contain chocolate coated peanuts. Product type Chocolate coated Raisins Name of product (size) Eta brand Chocolate Raisins (100g) Batch marking Date marking Best Before 02 May 17 Package size and description Product is sold in a 100g plastic pouch. Distribution The product is sold in retail outlets and supermarkets throughout New Zealand. The product ... more

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Food safety partnership to protect $50b industry

Photo: Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce and Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew at the launch of the New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre at Massey University. - Massey News. A scientific collaboration aimed at protecting and enhancing New Zealand's $50 billion-plus food sector was officially launched lst week. The New Zealand Food Safety Science and Research Centre joins seven science research partners to form a virtual research centre, which will be jointly ... more

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MPI raw milk implementation workshops

Invitation for farm dairy operators, depot operators and transport operators to the 2016 MPI raw drinking milk implementation workshops. The new requirements for the sale of raw milk to consumers came into force on the 1st March 2016, available here: http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/industry/sectors/dairy/raw-milk/. The development of the regulatory framework for raw drinking milk was approved by cabinet in June 2015, Regulations were passed in December 2015, and more detailed ... more

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