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Review of cost of food safety and biosecurity services

Monday, 19 January 2015, 11:58 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries is looking for feedback on proposed updates to fee rates needed to maintain the safety of New Zealand’s food and protect New Zealand from biosecurity risks. More >>

Second Symposium on managing Kauri Dieback Disease

Friday, 16 January 2015, 3:13 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Everyone interested in protecting kauri are invited to attend the second Symposium on kauri dieback disease ( Phytophthora taxon Agathis or PTA), which can kill kauri of all ages and sizes. More >>

Blood-sucking tick denied entry

Wednesday, 14 January 2015, 11:14 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A mum who spotted a blood-thirsty tick embedded in her daughter’s shoulder at Auckland airport did the right thing by alerting biosecurity officials, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

Crocodile skull stopped at border

Thursday, 8 January 2015, 2:58 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Christchurch biosecurity staff have started the new year with the bizarre seizure of a crocodile skull designed to be worn as a giant pendant. More >>

MPI Bean Curd Products Recall – Key Messages, Q And A

Monday, 29 December 2014, 12:39 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has been notified by the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration about five exported products they are recalling from international markets. More >>

Holidaymakers warned about high risk of shellfish poisoning

Wednesday, 24 December 2014, 8:31 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is worried that there may be holidaymakers headed to the Bay of Plenty area hoping for a feed of shellfish who are not aware of the high risk of getting paralytic shellfish poisoning. More >>

Twenty five people caught in Northland paua operation

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 4:17 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Ten people are facing prosecutions for taking large hauls of undersized paua after a three day operation at Kawerua, south of Hokianga, by Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) compliance officers. More >>

Holidaymakers warned about high risk of shellfish poisoning

Tuesday, 23 December 2014, 4:15 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is worried that there may be holidaymakers headed to the Bay of Plenty area hoping for a feed of shellfish who are not aware of the high risk of getting paralytic shellfish poisoning. More >>

A new standard for labelling of export infant formula

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 2:47 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today issued a new standard to clarify the labelling requirements for exports of infant formula. More >>

Nest smugglers sent home

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 1:58 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Border officials have sent two foreign air passengers back to Shanghai after they tried to smuggle a large quantity of edible bird nests through Auckland airport. More >>

Glueboard traps prohibited from 2015

Wednesday, 17 December 2014, 11:25 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is asking members of the public to be on the lookout for any glueboard rodent traps being used or sold next year. From 1 January 2015, the sale and use of glueboard traps – which are sticky boards used to monitor ... More >>

MPI beefs up baggage x-raying at Dunedin airport

Friday, 12 December 2014, 10:26 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A new biosecurity x-ray machine will help ensure passengers arriving at Dunedin International Airport don’t bring any unwanted pests or diseases into New Zealand. More >>

Primary industry export forecasts revised

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 11:28 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Dairy export revenue will be down this year, but the drop will be partly offset by better-than-expected growth in other primary sectors, according to revised forecasts from the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). More >>

Giant snail stopped at border

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 11:22 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Biosecurity officials have stopped a giant snail and its offspring from sliming a path of destruction through New Zealand’s crop and forestry industries. More >>

Airport changes mean better biosecurity

Wednesday, 3 December 2014, 11:15 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Layout changes and new x-ray equipment at Auckland Airport will benefit biosecurity, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. More >>

Airport changes mean better biosecurity

Tuesday, 2 December 2014, 11:28 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Layout changes and new x-ray equipment at Auckland Airport will benefit biosecurity, says the Ministry for Primary Industries. The new layout, which opened late last week, provides increased space and improved flow for biosecurity checks. More >>

No charges laid over piggeries investigations

Friday, 28 November 2014, 11:01 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

No charges laid over piggeries investigations 28 November 2014 The Ministry for Primary Industries did not have sufficient evidence to lay charges following two animal welfare investigations into incidents at piggeries earlier this year. The investigations ... More >>

Mobile labs to tackle fruit fly investigations

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 12:42 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today received two newly fitted mobile field laboratories to improve its ability to manage the diagnostic work required in the event of a fruit fly detection. More >>

Northland paua busts and illegal oysters

Monday, 24 November 2014, 2:11 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Rogue paua gatherers continue to risk big fines and losing vehicles by flouting the recreational fishing regulations on the Northland coast. More >>

Ministry For Primary Industries intercepts stowaway rodent

Friday, 21 November 2014, 11:40 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A mouse from the Cook Islands failed in its stowaway bid after biosecurity officials found it in a hollowed-out baguette at Auckland airport. Ministry for Primary Industries staff initially discovered ants, cockroaches and rodent droppings when a Taiwanese ... More >>

 

 

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