What's new - Poultry & eggs

This page lists important updates relevant to the Poultry & eggs section of the MPI Food Safety website. Items are displayed in date order, with the most recent listed first.

28 September 2017

27 September 2017

18 August 2017

12 July 2017

10 July 2017

  • Update: Publication of Listeria in ready-to-eat foods training resource for businesses

    MPI has developed the “Listeria in ready-to-eat foods training resource for businesses” developed to help Risk Management Programme operators and their staff understand Listeria management. This online training resource is on the Listeria – resources and documents
    If you have any questions, please send them to animal.products@mpi.govt.nz

13 June 2017

23 May 2017

10 May 2017

31 March 2017

14 February 2017

13 February 2017

9 January 2017

1 December 2016

10 November 2016

  • New: RMP application process

    MPI has published a flow diagram which has information on MPI RMP registration application timeframes, and tips on how to submit a complete application.

2 November 2016

  • New: Publication of Swabbing for Listeria video

    Swabbing for Listeria video has been developed to help Risk Management Programme operators create an environmental testing programme. The video provides instructions on how to collect environmental samples from processing area for Listeria testing.

26 October 2016

  • New Consultation: Have your say on food safety rules

    The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is proposing some changes to food safety rules – and calling on businesses to give them feedback.

    Watch the video:

    The rules are part of the new Food Act, which came into effect in March this year. MPI has been monitoring the new law, and listening to feedback from businesses. We are now making changes to help the new law work better.

    Changes include reducing record keeping requirements for some lower risk businesses, getting rid of outdated rules, and making it easier for businesses to organise their first verification. There are also changes for national programme businesses using specific processes, like fermentation or pasteurisation.

    To find out about all the changes, see the MPI website. You can have your say in several ways, from making a formal submission to filling in a quick survey.

    Find out more:

21 September 2016

  • New: Publication of Listeria fact sheets for producers of ready-to-eat animal products

    MPI has developed a series of fact sheets that provide information on Listeria monocytogenes for producers and manufacturers of ready-to-eat animal products. These fact sheets help to support the implementation of Part 15: Requirements for Listeria of the Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption that come into force on 1st October 2016.

    These fact sheets provide information about the foodborne bacteria Listeria and key good operating practices and control measures that can help to minimise contamination in the processing area.

    These factsheets are available on the Listeria – resources and documents webpage at:

    Further information about the Animal Products Notice: Specifications for Products Intended for Human Consumption is available from:


22 August 2016

  • New: Food Safety Law Reform Bill

    The Primary Production Select Committee is currently accepting public submissions on the Food Safety Law Reform Bill. Here is the link to the Parliament website through which you can make a submission to the Committee. Submissions close on 22 September.


4 July 2016

17 June 2016

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