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Tahini Recalled Due To Possible Presence Of Salmonella

Sunday, 7 July 2024, 1:10 pm | New Zealand Food Safety

"If you have consumed any of these products and are concerned for your health, contact your health professional, or call Healthline on 0800 61 11 16.” More >>

Outstanding Commitment To Food Safety And Quality Science Recognised

Thursday, 4 July 2024, 11:04 am | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is pleased to congratulate Dr Pierre Venter for taking out this year’s Significant Contribution to Food Safety Award at the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology Awards last night. More >>

Baby Biscuits Recalled Due To Possible Animal Droppings

Tuesday, 2 July 2024, 6:07 pm | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is supporting Tokyo Food Company Ltd and Wholesale Club in their recall of imported Morinaga brand Manna Bolo baby biscuits because the products may contain animal droppings. More >>

PUBLIC HEALTH WARNING: Biotoxin Warning For Shellfish On Christchurch Beaches And Lyttelton Harbour

Friday, 14 June 2024, 4:52 pm | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish gathered from the Christchurch beaches and Lyttelton Harbour due to the presence of diarrhetic shellfish toxins. More >>

World Food Safety Day – Prepare For The Unexpected

Friday, 7 June 2024, 2:02 pm | New Zealand Food Safety

“This year’s theme – prepare for the unexpected – is a timely reminder for food businesses and consumers that we can all play our part to be prepared for adverse events.” More >>

Strong Results For Health Star Rating In New Consumer Survey

Thursday, 6 June 2024, 10:42 am | New Zealand Food Safety

NZFS’s Consumer Food Safety Insights Survey found that 83% of people say they use HSR when buying a packaged food or drink for the first time. Of these, 61% say they use the front-of-pack labelling system at least half of the time, and 22% use it ... More >>

Simple Steps To Avoid Life-threatening Listeriosis

Wednesday, 5 June 2024, 10:20 am | New Zealand Food Safety

“While rare, every year people die from listeriosis - a disease caused by the bacterium Listeria - and the effects are tragic for their families,” says NZFS deputy director-general Vincent Arbuckle. More >>

Food Recall Alerts Help Keep You Safe

Tuesday, 4 June 2024, 2:45 pm | New Zealand Food Safety

Signing up to food recall alerts can help protect you and your family safe from unsafe food and prepare for the unexpected as World Food Safety day approaches, says New Zealand Food Safety deputy director-general Vincent Arbuckle. More >>

New Reports Highlight Food Recall System At Work

Wednesday, 1 May 2024, 11:41 am | New Zealand Food Safety

A new report by New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) identifies Salmonella in imported sesame seed-based products as the most significant food safety event of 2023, resulting in 14 recalls affecting 65 food products. The Consumer-level Food Recalls Annual ... More >>

Recall Of Yoghurt Products Due To Presence Of Foreign Matter

Saturday, 27 April 2024, 5:58 am | New Zealand Food Safety

The Collective brand Suckies Strawberry Probiotic Yoghurt Pouches sold in a 4 pack (4 x 100g) with batch numbers of 32280 T2 or 32280 T3, and a best before date of 30 April 2024 are affected by this recall. More >>

Food Safety Lifts Shellfish Biotoxin Warning For East Coast Of North Island, Warning For Rock Lobster Remains In Place

Friday, 26 January 2024, 2:40 pm | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) has lifted the public health warning advising against collecting shellfish on the east coast of the North Island, from Cape Runaway to Wairoa River mouth. However the public health warning remains in place for lobster ... More >>

Shellfish Biotoxin Warning Issued For Northland West Coast And Reduced For Hawke’s Bay Region

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 3:19 pm | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish gathered from the Northland west coast due to a high paralytic shellfish toxin risk. “Routine tests on seawater from Hokianga Harbour have shown very high ... More >>

Woolworths Shortcrust Summer Berry Mince Pies Recalled Due To Possible Presence Of Metal Wire

Thursday, 21 December 2023, 2:17 pm | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is supporting Woolworths in its recall of its Summer Berry Mince Pies due to the possible presence of fine metal. “The concern with this product is that some fine wire may have got into these mince pies due to a manufacturing ... More >>

Don’t Contaminate Your Plate This Summer – Be A Chicken Scene Investigator

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 10:21 am | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety’s Chicken Scene Investigators are back this summer to help you keep yourself, your whānau and friends healthy as you enjoy the festive season. “Every summer, as we spend more time preparing food outdoors and away from ... More >>

Superbugs: How You Can Help Fight Back

Friday, 17 November 2023, 10:14 am | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is fighting back against superbugs – antimicrobial resistance (AMR) – and we need your help. “The World Health Organization has identified AMR as one of the top 10 global health threats facing humanity,” says ... More >>

Public Health Warning: Biotoxin Warning For Hawke’s Bay

Wednesday, 1 November 2023, 4:40 pm | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish gathered from Hawke’s Bay due to the presence of toxins. “Routine tests on mussels from Pania Reef in Napier have shown levels of paralytic shellfish toxins ... More >>

Auckland Importers Fined $28,000 Over Failure To Properly Label Food Allergens On Thousands Of Products

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 3:04 pm | New Zealand Food Safety

The Auckland importers of food products who failed to translate food allergen declarations into English, have been fined a total of $28,000. In the Auckland District Court, Tokyo Food Company Limited was sentenced on two charges under the Food Act it pleaded ... More >>

Homegrown Juice Company’s Ginger Kombucha Recalled Due To Possible Presence Of Glass Pieces

Wednesday, 23 August 2023, 12:36 pm | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety is supporting The Homegrown Juice Co in a recall of a specific batch of its Raw Kombucha Sparkling Ginger due to the possible presence of foreign matter. “Due to an issue with bottling equipment, there may be some glass pieces ... More >>

New Food Safety Rules For Registered Food Importers

Wednesday, 2 August 2023, 10:48 am | New Zealand Food Safety

In a change that will make imported food safer for consumers, strengthened requirements for all New Zealand food importers came into effect yesterday. “The changes clarify the role and responsibilities of food importers when they bring food into New Zealand, ... More >>

Recall Of Kiwigarden Greek Style Yoghurt Drops & Whole Blueberries

Friday, 28 July 2023, 7:35 pm | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is supporting Kiwigarden brand in its recall of specific batches of Greek Style Yoghurt Drops & Whole Blueberries due to the size of blueberry pieces, which could pose a choking hazard for children. NZFS Deputy ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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