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Rat Foot Investigation Closed

Wednesday, 24 April 2024, 11:20 am | NZ Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety has closed its investigation into a rat foot discovered in prepackaged garlic bread, concluding the foot was not introduced in the commercial food supply chain. More >>

Plain English Allergen Labelling Good News For Consumers

Friday, 23 February 2024, 9:44 am | NZ Food Safety

New requirements to make it easier for people to find information about common allergies on food labels come into effect on Sunday. New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) deputy director-general Vincent Arbuckle says the changes are good news for people with ... More >>

Enjoy Your Summer – Be Off Work, Not Off Sick, With Our Five Golden Tips

Monday, 18 December 2023, 11:08 am | NZ Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is urging you to keep things golden this festive season and summer so your whānau and friends are safe from foodborne illness. “In the warmer summer months, we tend to eat outside, travel to enjoy picnics and barbecues, ... More >>

Sales Of Antibiotics Used In Animals And Plants Down By Nearly A Quarter

Tuesday, 24 October 2023, 10:01 am | NZ Food Safety

Total sales of veterinary and horticultural antibiotics in New Zealand have decreased for a fifth year in a row, dropping by 23% in 2022. The drop was a key finding of the ‘2022 Antibiotic Agricultural Compound Sales Analysis’ released today by ... More >>

Concerning Food Safety Risk From NZ Focuidan Seaweed Tonic

Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 12:31 pm | NZ Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety is advising people not to consume a seaweed tonic being sold in a glass bottle labelled “NZ Focuidan” or an unlabelled bottle. “The tonic presents a concerning food safety risk because it has not been through the ... More >>

Fortifying Bread-making Flour To Protect Babies Is Mandatory From Today

Monday, 14 August 2023, 10:16 am | NZ Food Safety

In an important step to protect babies from serious birth defects, all non-organic wheat flour for bread-making must be fortified with the B-vitamin folic acid from today. “Folic acid fortification will quite literally save lives in New Zealand,” ... More >>

Pregnancy Warning On Alcoholic Drinks Required From Today

Tuesday, 1 August 2023, 10:03 am | NZ Food Safety

All packaged alcoholic drinks sold in stores must from today carry labels warning that alcohol can cause harm to unborn babies. “New Zealand Food Safety wants to support pregnant people to be able to make the right health choice for themselves ... More >>

Raw Milk Recalled For Possible Listeria

Saturday, 8 July 2023, 6:43 pm | NZ Food Safety

Raw drinking milk producer Dreamview Creamery Real is recalling specific batches of raw milk as the product may contain listeria. The milk is sold via home deliveries. Please visit New Zealand Food Safety’s recall page here for more information about ... More >>

Lindsay Farms Organic Raw Milk Recalled Due To Campylobacter Fears

Wednesday, 28 June 2023, 6:41 pm | NZ Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety is supporting Central Hawke's Bay producer Lindsay Farm in a recall of specific batches of its Organic Raw Milk (unpasteurised) as the product may contain Campylobacter bacteria. “Consuming contaminated milk can make you ill, ... More >>

Batch Of Pams Carrot Batons Recalled Due To Possible Presence Of E.coli

Friday, 20 January 2023, 6:41 pm | NZ Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety is supporting Foodstuffs’ Own Brands in its recall of a batch of Pams Carrot Batons due to the possible presence of E.Coli . “The concern with this specific batch of Pams Carrot Batons, with a use-by date of 20/01/2023, ... More >>

Check Your Freezer If You Bought Pams Frozen Berries In The South Island Yesterday

Sunday, 15 January 2023, 11:16 pm | NZ Food Safety

Anyone who bought Pams frozen Mixed Berries from four specific stores in the South Island is urged to check whether they are part of a batch that has been recalled due to a possible risk of hepatitis A associated with frozen berries sourced from ... More >>

Daily Organics Kombucha Recalled Due To Higher-than-permitted Alcohol Levels

Saturday, 3 December 2022, 4:52 am | NZ Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is supporting Daily Organics in its recall of kombucha due to higher-than-permitted alcohol levels. “The issue with Daily Organics kombucha is that it was found to have levels of alcohol content higher than permitted,” ... More >>

Recall Of Poppy Seeds Not Intended For Sale Directly To Public

Tuesday, 29 November 2022, 7:19 pm | NZ Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is supporting Davis Trading Company in its recall of imported poppy seeds that are not intended for sale directly to the public. “Davis Trading Company sold product directly to consumers when it was intended to be sold ... More >>

Frozen Berries Recalled As A Precaution While Investigation Into Source Of Hepatitis A Continues

Wednesday, 5 October 2022, 6:16 pm | NZ Food Safety

Foodstuffs Own Brands Ltd is recalling various Pams brand frozen berry products as a precaution because of a possible link to recent cases of Hepatitis A, says New Zealand Food Safety deputy director-general Vincent Arbuckle. The NZFS investigation ... More >>




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