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29 January 2015

  • New: Survey Report on Feeding Food Waste to Pigs

    MPI conducted a survey to understand the nature and extent of the practice of feeding food waste to pigs. Improved information was considered desirable to assist, among other things, in ensuring compliance with the Biosecurity (Meat and Food Waste for Pigs) Regulations 2005, including development of effective communication programmes targeting pig owners and food waste suppliers. You can download the survey report from the Food Waste Feeding page at the link above.

26 January 2015

  • Update: Food Recall: Homebrand Sliced Black Olives 430g – All Best Before dates

    Progressive Enterprises Ltd are recalling all batches of Homebrand Sliced Black Olives 430g as the product may contain glass. Affected product should not be consumed.

    This notification is an update to the recent recall of a single batch/date mark of Homebrand Sliced Black Olives 430g. This recall has been extended to include all batches and Best Before dates.

22 January 2015

  • New: Updated Information for Industry about recalls.

    Recall guidance material & recall template
    The recall guidance material and recall plan template have been reviewed and updated: http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/elibrary/industry/recall-guidance-material-template/

    Updates include:

    •The changes to response powers under the Food Act 2014 – for further information on this see: http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/policy-law/food-act-2014/food-recalls-under-new-act.htm
    •Appendix 4 Recall Criteria Guide now includes additional information on Listeria spp.
    •Appendix 6 Sample Consumer Level Recall Notice

    The Recall Hazard/Risk Analysis Form
    The Recall Hazard/Risk Analysis Form has been updated and replaces the form previously described as Form 15.1 Recall hazard/risk analysis worksheet:

    http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/elibrary/industry/recall-hazard/index.htm

    Food Recall Notice Templates
    Draft newspaper advertisements templates now include a red cross hatched border:

    http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/recalls-warnings/conducting-a-recall/advertisement-templates.htm

13 January 2015

  • New: Food Recall: Woolworths Homebrand Sliced Black Olives 430g

    Progressive Enterprises Ltd are initiating a recall of a single batch of Woolworths Homebrand Sliced Black Olives 430g with the Best Before Date 04/07/2016 as this product may contain glass. Affected product should not be consumed.

24 December 2014

19 December 2014

  • New: Toxic shellfish poisoning strikes the Bay again - 9/12/2014

    Following ongoing shellfish toxin monitoring the Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) warning has been extended to include the entire coastline from Whakatane Heads in the Eastern Bay of Plenty, all the way along the coast to Waihi Beach, and up the eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsula to the river at the southern end of Whangamata beach. All harbours, estuaries and islands along this coastline are included in the warning.

18 December 2014

  • New: Marine biotoxin alert.

    The Medical Officer of Health has warned the public not to take or eat shellfish from the Onapua/Opua Bays in Tory Channel due to Paralytic Shellfish Toxins being present.

9 December 2014

  • New: Marine biotoxin alert

    In the past 24 hours reports of six people suffering from toxic shellfish poisoning have been received by the Medical Officer of Health. Each person affected had eaten shellfish collected from the coastline which has a current health warning. Dr Jim Miller, Medical Officer of Health, would like to remind the public that this health warning due to shellfish toxins along part of Bay of Plenty coastline is still in place.

4 December 2014

  • New: Food Recall: Nice & Naturals Nutricious Balance 150g

    Nice & Natural is initiating a recall of their Nice & Natural Nutricious Balance nut mix after discovering that the product may contain Salmonella. All product with the Best Before 13 Apr 2015 should not be consumed.

7 November 2014

6 November 2014

  • New: Food Recall: Golden Boy Fish Sauce - 200ml

    Neill, Cropper & Company are initiating a recall of their Golden Boy Fish Sauce 200ml after a complaint was received about fragments of glass found in a bottle of this product. All batches of this product are being recalled and should not be consumed.

22 October 2014

21 October 2014

  • New: Food Recall: Golden Circle Ltd Canned Beetroot Slices 450g

    Golden Circle is initiating a recall of Golden Circle brand Beetroot slices 450g after discovering that some product may not contain enough liquid and may cause illness. Product with a batch code of WO0544 or WD0544 should not be consumed.

7 October 2014

  • New: Food Recall: Goodman Fielder Chesdale Smoked Flavour Cheese Slices 250g

    Goodman Fielder NZ Ltd is initiating a recall of one batch of Chesdale smoked flavour Cheese Slices 250g (12 single slice pack) due to the possible presence of thin clear plastic in the cheese which may pose a choking hazard. The affected product has a Production Date 06 06 14 and Best Before 05 06 15. All affected product should not be consumed.

1 October 2014

  • New: Food Recall: Woolworths Macro brand Almond Spread 250g

    Progressive Enterprises Ltd is initiating a recall of all batches of Woolworths Macro Almond spread 250g as the product may contain peanuts. This product may pose a health risk to consumers who are allergic to peanuts. Consumers who are not allergic to peanuts may safely consume this product.

29 September 2014

  • New: Food Recall: Quorn brand Meat free Soy free 4 Classic Burgers 240g

    Simplot NZ Ltd is initiating a recall of a single batch of Quorn brand ‘Meat free Soy free’ 4 Classic Burgers 240g with the Best Before date of 31 DEC 2014 after discovering that some product may contain hard plastic pieces. This product has been sold in supermarkets throughout New Zealand.

27 September 2014

  • New: Food Recall: Woolworths Macro Brazil, Almond and Cashew Spread 250g

    Progressive Enterprises Ltd is initiating a recall of all batches of Woolworths Macro Brazil, Almond and Cashew spread as the product may contain peanuts. This product is sold in a 250 gram glass jar. All batches are affected. Consumers who are allergic to peanuts should not eat this product.

16 September 2014

9 September 2014

8 September 2014

  • Update: Food Recall: Cotterill & Rouse brand Chilli Jam, Beetroot with Orange Relish & Tamarillo Chutney

    Further to a recall notification on Friday 5 September by Wilson Consumer Products Ltd of Cotterill & Rouse brand Chilli Jam due to a risk of glass contamination, the company is extending the recall to include two additional Cotterill & Rouse brand products: Beetroot Relish & Tamarillo Chutney. All products are sold in a 350 gram glass jar. Consumers are advised to check the batch information on the product packaging. Affected product should not be consumed.