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23 April 2015
- New: Food Recall: Bluebird Value 18 Snack Pack 324g. Best Before Date: 6 Sept 2015
Bluebird Foods are recalling two of its Value 18 Snack Packs multipacks with the Best Before date of 6 SEP 15 as some inner packs may contain pieces of white plastic. Please select the above link for specific batch details of affected Bluebird Value 18 Snack Packs.
- New: Food Recall: Boundary Road brand Founders 1981 Pale Ale 330ml. Best Before: 21 Jan 2016
Boundary Road Brewery is initiating a recall of a single batch of Founders 1981 Pale Ale as the product may contain fine glass particles from damage to the rim of the bottle. Bottles with damaged rims may cause injury if consumed. Any person concerned about their health after consuming the product should seek medical advice.
10 April 2015
- New: Food Recall: Te Chang and Xin-Peng-Lai brand bean curd products imported by T-Mark Corporation
T-Mark Corporation are initiating a recall of some Te Chang and Xin-Peng-Lai brand bean curd products after discovering that they may contain the additive Dimethyl Yellow, which is not permitted in food sold in New Zealand. Please select the following link for batch information for the specific Te Chang and Xin-Peng-Lai brand bean curd products subject to this recall.
27 February 2015
- New: Food Recall: Toast Me Organic Gluten - Free Sourdough bread 600g. Best Before: All dates between 9 March 2015 to 12 March
Venerdi are initiating a recall of the above batches of Toast me Organic Sourdough gluten-free Bread after discovering that the product has been contaminated with gluten. Consumers who are allergic to gluten are advised not to consume this product.
13 February 2015
- Update: Marine biotoxin warning update
Notification of update to recreational shellfish toxin closures in the Bay of Plenty and Tory Channel areas.
11 February 2015
- New: Food Recall: Bluebird brand Copper Kettle Sea Salt Potato Chips 150g. Best Before: 24 May 2015
Bluebird Foods are recalling a single batch of Copper Kettle Sea Salt 150g Potato Chips with the Best Before date of 24 May 2015 after small pieces of wood were discovered in some packs. The wood pieces may pose a choking hazard and the product should not be consumed.
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 â€“ 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/
â€¢The changes to response powers under the Food Act 2014 â€“ for further information on this see: http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/policy-law/food-act-2014/food-recalls-under-new-act.htm
â€¢Appendix 4 Recall Criteria Guide now includes additional information on Listeria spp.
â€¢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:
Food Recall Notice Templates
Draft newspaper advertisements templates now include a red cross hatched border:
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
- Update: Marine Biotoxin warning extension for Bay of Plenty
Marine Biotoxin warning not to recreationally collect shellfish. Extension for Bay of Plenty to include Tairua.
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
- New: Food Recall: Vege Giant brand Vegetarian Chicken Nuggets - 300g & Whole Perfect Vege Giant brand Vegetarian Chicken Cubes - 300g (No Flavour)
Blissful Trading Limited are initiating a recall of the above products as the products may contain egg which is not declared on the product labelling.
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
- Update: Marine biotoxin warning: Port Underwood closure
Port Underwood in Marlborough has been closed for the recreational harvesting of shellfish due to marine biotoxins being detected.
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.