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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 >>

Products Containing Tahini Recalled Due To Possible Presence Of Salmonella

Friday, 30 June 2023, 8:26 pm | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety is supporting several importers in their recall of Durra brand products containing tahini due to the possible presence of Salmonella . “Salmonellosis can be serious, so it is important that people do not eat these products,” says ... More >>

All Food Businesses Now Need To Do Yearly Mock Recalls

Friday, 30 June 2023, 10:50 am | New Zealand Food Safety

In good news for both consumers and the food industry, a legislation change requiring food businesses to carry out a simulated recall every 12 months comes into effect tomorrow. “A simulated recall tests the ability of a business to trace and recall ... More >>

Large Consumer Recall Of Multiple Products Containing Tahini, Due To Possible Presence Of Salmonella

Wednesday, 1 March 2023, 4:16 pm | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety is supporting Life Health Foods NZ Ltd in its recall of Lisa’s, Greater! and Prep Kitchen brands products containing tahini due to the possible presence of Salmonella . “Salmonellosis can be serious, so it is important ... More >>

Smoked Mussels Recalled Due To Possible Presence Of Listeria

Thursday, 9 February 2023, 4:34 pm | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety is supporting Blackbeards Smokehouse Ltd in its recall of Blackbeards Smokehouse brand smoked mussels due to the possible presence of Listeria. The following Blackbeards Smokehouse brand Smoked Mussels with a batch number of ... More >>

Hobson’s Brand Sandwich Ham Recalled Due To Possible Presence Of Listeria

Friday, 3 February 2023, 8:33 pm | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety is supporting Source and Supply Co Ltd in its recall of Hobson’s brand Sandwich Ham due to the possible presence of Listeria . “Hobson’s Sandwich Ham with a batch number of 1SA4 and a best before date of 03/03/2023 is ... More >>

How Your Kids Can Have The Coolest Lunch

Friday, 27 January 2023, 10:13 am | New Zealand Food Safety

School holidays are wrapping up, but there’s still plenty of hot weather ahead, so New Zealand Food Safety is sharing some tips to keep your tamariki’s packed lunches safe to eat this summer. “When lunchboxes get hot, the warm environment ... More >>

The 12 Food Safety Myths Of Kirihimete

Thursday, 22 December 2022, 12:07 pm | New Zealand Food Safety

1) You can reheat leftovers as many times as you like. One of the joys of the holiday season is having a mountain of leftovers. Reheating them once, to piping-hot temperature, shouldn’t be a problem (unless you’ve left them out too long before refrigerating ... More >>

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

Monday, 19 December 2022, 10:58 am | New Zealand Food Safety

It would be a crime for you whānau and friends to come down with foodborne illness this festive season – so New Zealand Food Safety and the Chicken Scene Investigators have got your back. “Each year, over our summer, there is a rise in cases of foodborne ... More >>

Collecting Shellfish This Summer? Cook It To Keep Your Whānau Safe From Vibrio

Thursday, 15 December 2022, 10:10 am | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is calling on Kiwis to thoroughly cook the shellfish they collect this summer following an increase in cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus illness in previous summer months. Vibrios are a type of bacteria naturally living ... More >>

How You Can Help Keep Life-saving Medicines Working

Friday, 18 November 2022, 9:43 am | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety is urging animal owners to do their part in the battle against antimicrobial resistance – and towards keeping life-saving medicines working. “The World Health Organisation has named antimicrobial resistance, or AMR, one of the ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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