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Food for sale draft rules

Wednesday, 18 June 2008, 3:50 pm | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

Importers of food for sale now have the chance to influence draft rules affecting them that aim to give consumers more assurance about the food they eat. The new rules are detailed in two proposed standards recently released for consultation by the ... More >>

Caution on Roquefort reiterated

Thursday, 15 May 2008, 12:48 am | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

For most healthy New Zealanders, these cheeses are considered to be no more risky than a number of other foods sold in New Zealand, for example raw shellfish. However for more vulnerable groups – such as the frail elderly, expectant mothers and anyone ... More >>

Nutrient levels investigated

Monday, 12 May 2008, 5:30 pm | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

"Variations in nutrient claims are not a food safety concern and are expected as the level of nutrient on the nutrition panel is based on an average," says New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) Assistant Director (Joint Food Standards) ... More >>

Pesticide practice under the microscope

Monday, 12 May 2008, 12:15 am | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

A survey of a range of New Zealand produce has shown generally good pesticide practices were used when growing them. This year capsicum, strawberries, lettuce, mushrooms and courgettes went under the microscope. More >>

Seeds in Chinese herbal tea may cause illness

Thursday, 8 May 2008, 5:03 pm | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) is warning people not to consume in any way seeds that may be found in a Chinese herbal tea, that is made from the plant Abrus Cantoniensis. This product is sold in retail packs under various brand names ... More >>

New food plans revealed

Thursday, 1 May 2008, 5:05 pm | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

New Zealand's new domestic food regulatory regime came a step closer this week when the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) revealed its template Food Control Plan in the first of a series of workshops being held around the country for local ... More >>

Review of NZFSA's risk management welcomed

Tuesday, 29 April 2008, 1:57 pm | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

An independent international review of New Zealand Food Safety Authority's (NZFSA) approach to ensuring food safety for consumers has found it to be aligned with best practice in comparable authorities internationally. More >>

Tutu toxins in honey confirmed

Monday, 28 April 2008, 5:17 pm | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

Test results have confirmed that the suspected tutu toxins were present in comb honey from the Coromandel Peninsula eaten by 22 people who fell ill. More >>

Fishy deals result in historic fines

Monday, 7 April 2008, 4:28 pm | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

The biggest ever fine handed down under the Animal Products Act 1999 has been welcomed by the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA). More >>

Salmonella-infected tahini leads to conviction

Friday, 28 March 2008, 5:12 pm | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has today welcomed the conviction of a company for knowingly supplying Salmonella-infected tahini. More >>

Reminder About the Risks of Toxic Honey

Friday, 28 March 2008, 9:47 am | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) today reminded people to continue to be careful about eating comb honey purchased from the Coromandel Peninsula since early January this year. Consumers should check with the supplier that the harvested ... More >>

Toxic Honey Update

Wednesday, 26 March 2008, 10:34 am | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

If you have purchased comb honey from the Coromandel Peninsula since early January this year, please check with the supplier that the honey has been harvested in accordance with requirements. More >>

Update on Toxic Honey from NZFSA

Wednesday, 26 March 2008, 9:33 am | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

If you have purchased comb honey from the Coromandel Peninsula since early January this year, please check with the supplier that the honey has been harvested in accordance with requirements. More >>

Mandatory iodine fortification

Tuesday, 18 March 2008, 10:30 am | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

Most bread is set to become iodine fortified over the next 18 months in a bid to combat New Zealanders' growing problem of iodine deficiency. More >>

National diet to go under the microscope

Thursday, 6 March 2008, 10:31 am | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has started planning for the 2009 New Zealand Total Diet Survey, when the food we eat is put under the microscope. Every five or six years more than 120 foods commonly eaten as part of a typical diet ... More >>

New booklet explains food labels

Friday, 29 February 2008, 4:57 pm | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

Ever wondered why 'dated stock' can still be sold, or what information must appear on a food label? A new booklet from the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) aims to make understanding the labels on food packaging more meaningful. 'Understanding ... More >>

Students need to study food safety

Monday, 25 February 2008, 4:55 pm | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

Thousands of students from around the country are starting their studies this week and for many it will be the first time they will live in a flat and be in charge of preparing their own food, says New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) microbiologist ... More >>

International food trade standards set in Queensto

Monday, 4 February 2008, 2:29 pm | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

One of the most influential committees in the setting of standards governing the international trade in food will meet in Queenstown today. New Zealand is hosting the 8th session of the Codex Committee on Milk and Milk Products from 4–8 February ... More >>

Review of NZFSA risk management processes underway

Friday, 1 February 2008, 1:43 pm | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

The initial stage of a review of New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) risk management processes is nearing completion. More >>

Keep school lunch cool

Friday, 1 February 2008, 1:41 pm | New Zealand Food Safety Authority

Next week marks the beginning of another school year and that means hundreds of thousands of lunches. More >>

   

 
 
 
 
 

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