What's new – Science & risk
This page lists important updates relevant to the Science & risk section of the MPI food safety website. Items are displayed in date order, with the most recent listed first.
29 November 2012
- New: Website redevelopment
We at the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) are planning to create a new and improved web presence that better serves our audiences.
As you'll appreciate the success of the web redevelopment depends on getting feedback from people like you who are outside of the organisation. As someone who has subscribed to a mailing list or to receive news feeds from one of our websites, we’d like to give you the opportunity to take part in a short survey about our websites. The main things we want to find out are what you come to our websites for, and how we can improve the experience for you.
To have your say is quick and easy. Just fill out this short MPI web channel survey.
Team Leader, Web Services
6 July 2012
- New: July Food Connect
The July issue of Food Connect - MPI's food safety e-newsletter - is now available on our website.
22 May 2012
- New Consultation: Fortification of Bread with Folic Acid
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today released a discussion paper on options for the future of the Standard on fortifying bread with folic acid in New Zealand. The discussion paper outlines four options for discussion that range from mandatory fortification of most breads from 30 September 2012, to providing for voluntary fortification indefinitely.
1 May 2012
- New: Acrylamide in New Zealand Food and Updated Exposure Assessment
MPI has released data from a new survey looking at the major contributors of acrylamide exposure in New Zealand.
20 February 2012
- New: Dietary iodine intake of New Zealand children following fortification of bread with iodine
MAF has published a report on the dietary iodine intakes of New Zealand children following mandatory fortification of bread with iodine.
22 December 2011
- New: Research points to increased folate levels in women
An examination of the blood folate status of women and the folic acid content of folic acid fortified breads carried out by the University of Otago for MAF between October 2010 and November 2011.
25 October 2011
- New: Problems accessing OMARs? Update your bookmarks
If you are having problems accessing OMARs, please make sure you update your bookmarks/favourites.
OMARs are now under the Exporting section, arranged by country, here:
Dairy OMAR notifications and FYIs can also be found in the Dairy section:
If you still have problems, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
21 October 2011
- New Consultation: Proposals for continuing to legally provide for farm gate sales of raw drinking milk
Draft for comment. MAF is reviewing the requirements that allow for the sale of raw (untreated) drinking milk from the farm gate.
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