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Halloumi cheese recalled due to the possible presence of Bacillus cereus

Saturday, 2 March 2024, 9:51 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand Food Safety is supporting Zany Zeus Limited in its recall of a specific batch of its Halloumi cheese due to the possible presence of Bacillus cereus . Zany Zeus Limited brand Halloumi with a best before date of 08.04.2024 is affected by ... More >>

Camembert And Brie Cheeses Recalled Due To Possible Presence Of E.Coli

Monday, 5 February 2024, 7:47 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand Food Safety is supporting Waimata Cheese Company Limited in its recall of a specific batch of its Camembert and Brie cheeses due to the possible presence of E.Coli . The following products with batch number 8367 and a best before date ... More >>

Ham Recalled As The Product May Be Undercooked

Saturday, 23 December 2023, 7:38 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is supporting Source and Supply Food Co in its recall of specific batches of Smith Meats Branded Cooked on Bone Hams (Whole and Half) as the product may be undercooked. The affected product was sold at Matamata Butchers ... More >>

Have Your Say On Catch Limits For Aotearoa’s Fisheries

Wednesday, 13 December 2023, 1:18 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand (FNZ) is asking for feedback on proposed changes to catch limits and other settings across a range of Aotearoa New Zealand’s fisheries as part of its twice-yearly sustainability review. Every six months FNZ reviews a range ... More >>

Keep Safe From Shellfish Poisoning

Monday, 13 November 2023, 2:03 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand Food Safety is advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish gathered from the Northland east coast because of paralytic shellfish toxins. In addition, it has extended an existing shellfish biotoxin warning from Cape Kidnappers ... More >>

Former Sharemilker Placed On Home Detention And Banned From Being In Charge Of Animals

Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 4:17 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A former Waikato sharemilker found responsible for tail injuries to 84 cows, leading to some tails being amputated, has been placed on home detention for seven months and banned from being in sole charge of animals for two years. Following a successful ... More >>

Northland Cattle Farmer Fined $30,000 Over Lack Of Feed For Nearly 400 Animals

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 12:53 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Northland beef cattle farmer has been fined $30,000 for failing to provide adequate feed for nearly 400 animals. Jeffrey Allan Wood (69) pleaded guilty to six charges under the Animal Welfare Act and was sentenced yesterday in the Whangarei District ... More >>

Deer Farmer Fined $12,000 For Not Tagging 278 NAIT Animals

Friday, 29 September 2023, 1:45 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Pukekohe deer farmer has been fined $12,000 for not tagging 278 animals under the National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme. Under the scheme all cattle or deer must be fitted with a NAIT tag and registered in the NAIT system by ... More >>

MPI Announces 2023 Good Employer Awards Finalists

Monday, 31 July 2023, 12:15 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has announced finalists for the 2023 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards. Now in their fourth year, the awards celebrate and recognise good employers who show genuine passion for ensuring the success of their ... More >>

Waikato Dairy Company Fined $32,500 Over Failure To Declare Hundreds Of NAIT Animal Movements

Wednesday, 26 July 2023, 11:09 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Waikato dairy company has been fined $32,500 over its failure to notify NAIT that it was moving 910 cattle onto its farm. The National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme, which maintains a national database of cattle and deer movements, ... More >>

Winner Of Significant Contribution To Food Safety Award

Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 10:09 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Dr Rob Lake’s long career in food safety has seen him awarded the 2023 Significant Contribution to Food Safety Award, sponsored by New Zealand Food Safety, at the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST) Awards last night. “New ... More >>

Have Your Say On Fishery Plan And Sea Lion Protection

Tuesday, 4 July 2023, 2:18 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

Fisheries New Zealand is looking for feedback on options to manage the squid fishery in New Zealand’s subantarctic islands, which overlaps with important sea lion habitat. Sea lions are classified as Nationally Vulnerable and breed in the subantarctic Auckland ... More >>

Entries Open For 2023 Good Employer Awards

Friday, 30 June 2023, 12:00 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

The 2023 Primary Industries Good Employer Awards are open for entries from New Zealand’s top food and fibre sector employers. “People have always been at the heart of our food and fibre sector businesses,” says Beth Davie, manager workforce at Ministry ... More >>

Volunteer Honorary Fishery Officers Play Big Role In Protecting Kaikōura Pāua During Recreational Fishing Season

Friday, 16 June 2023, 2:28 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

National Volunteer Week , Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu (18-24 June) is a good time to honour New Zealand’s army of volunteer Honorary Fishery Officers who donate their time and expertise to keep fisheries sustainable, says Fisheries New Zealand’s regional ... More >>

MPI Animal Health Laboratory Designated A Global Expert On Major Bee Diseases

Friday, 9 June 2023, 11:31 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The world authority on animal health has elevated the Ministry for Primary Industries' Animal Health Laboratory (AHL) to the top tier of expertise in two major honey bee diseases - a first for New Zealand. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2306/2792d000f37adf0b01fa.jpeg" ... More >>

Funding Round Now Open For Greenhouse Gas Inventory Research

Thursday, 8 June 2023, 10:58 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking research proposals to help improve New Zealand’s reporting of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, forestry, and other land uses. The annual funding round for the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Research ... More >>

No Change To Mānuka Honey Definition Following Science Reassessment

Friday, 2 June 2023, 4:07 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand's regulatory definition of mānuka honey - first introduced in 2018 - has been validated following a robust scientific reassessment, and will not be changed, says New Zealand Food Safety deputy director-general Vincent Arbuckle. All ... More >>

Call For Community Vigilance As New Clam Species Found In Waikato River

Thursday, 25 May 2023, 10:30 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

Biosecurity New Zealand and mana whenua for the Waikato River are urging people who work and play in and around the river to keep a lookout for a new-to-New Zealand clam species that has been found at Bob’s Landing near Lake Karāpiro. The freshwater ... More >>

Hector’s Dolphin Death Off Otago Peninsular Triggers Further Action

Wednesday, 3 May 2023, 11:41 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

A single Hector’s dolphin has been reported caught in a fishing net off the Otago peninsula. This is the first fishing-related Hector’s dolphin death reported in the area since at least 2012. “Hector’s dolphins are classified as nationally ... More >>

Canterbury Farmer Sentenced For Hundreds Of Calf Deaths

Monday, 24 April 2023, 4:48 pm | Ministry For Primary Industries

A Canterbury farmer found responsible for the death of 610 calves she was raising has been banned from owning or being in charge of calves and cattle and placed on home detention for seven months. Rakaia calf-rearer Lisa-Jane Claire Miller (54) ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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