What's new on our site

This page lists changes to the FoodSafety website.

6 October 2015

5 October 2015

1 October 2015

  • New: Have your say in new food safety rules

    MPI is seeking input from food businesses and other stakeholders into how new food safety rules will work in practice. We have released a consultation today, calling for feedback on Notices under the Food Act 2014. These Notices set out some of the practical things that businesses need to do to comply with the new law.

    Read the media release here. http://www.mpi.govt.nz/news-and-resources/media-releases/food-businesses-asked-to-have-their-say-in-new-food-safety-rules/

28 September 2015

  • New: ACVM News and Views, September 2015

    This issue has updates on DA workshops, biosecurity clearance of ACVM products, purchase and use of RVMs, class determinations, annual fees.

25 September 2015

  • New: Approved Persons Course for Thermal Processing of Low-Acid Foods 9 November - 13 November 2015

    This course will provide participants with necessary skills to design a safe and commercially viable thermal schedule for the processing of low-acid food products in cans, pouches and other hermetically sealed packaging.

  • New: New Zealand Retort Supervisors and Process Control Course 12th - 16th October 2015

    The Retort Supervisor and Process Control School is designed to provide attendees with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to effectively operate and supervise the retort operations. Attendees will also gain an overview and insight into the responsibilities and requirements for food manufacturers processing pouches, metal and plastic cans, glass and semi-rigid containers for commercial sale. The course includes practical training on the operation of retorts and the packaging relevant to the attendees' manufacturing site.

22 September 2015

16 September 2015

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10 September 2015

7 September 2015

4 September 2015

3 September 2015

1 September 2015

  • New: Requirements for Authorising Veterinarians: ACVM Notice

    This notice specifies the requirements that must be met by veterinarians recognised to authorise the purchase and use of restricted veterinary medicines (RVMs) that require veterinary authorisation.

  • Update: Veterinary Operating Instructions (VOI) guidelines

    This document provides guidelines for issuing robust veterinary operating instructions (VOIs) for non-veterinarians to use for restricted veterinary medicines (RVMs) (including RVMs for velvet antler removal)or veterinary medicines that are exempt from registration subject to veterinary control.

31 August 2015