What's new on our site

This page lists changes to the FoodSafety website.

16 February 2015

12 February 2015

9 February 2015

  • New: E-cert notifications

    Notification regarding changes that may impact on how you use Animal Products E-cert (AP E-cert). The web page has been updated to provide information regarding Release 11.2 (due for release in March - the exact date will be advised to all users).

5 February 2015

3 February 2015

29 January 2015

  • New: Homekill and Recreational Catch Service Provider Records and Other Information Notice

    A new notice specifying the records and other information that must be kept by homekill and recreational catch service providers has been issued and comes into force on 1 May 2015.

  • Update: OMAR 15/3: China: Bovine Blood Products

    Updates requirements password protected.

  • 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.

27 January 2015

  • New Consultation: Proposed amendments to the export requirements for halal animal material and halal animal products

    MPI is proposing to issue a new notice specifying requirements pertaining to the processing of animal material and animal products that are intended to be labelled as halal for the purpose of export with a halal certificate or halal official assurance. The new notice will revoke and replace the Animal Products (Overseas Market Access Requirements for Halal Assurances) Notice 2014. For more information, visit the consultation page linked above.

  • New: FYI - 5/15 China’s Suspension of Dairy Manufacturers

    Updates requirements. Password protected.

  • New: UHT-Aseptic Processing training course

    New Zealand Food Innovation (Auckland) Limited

    UHT-Aseptic Processing training course. This 4½ day program is to be presented at the New Zealand Food Innovation Network’s FoodBowl facility. The program has been developed for those involved with the development, validation, operation and control of UHT processing and aseptic packaging of low-acid and acid foods and beverages.

    The UAP course has been specifically designed to provide an advanced level of training and accreditation which will be regarded by the food industry and regulators as similar in status to the Approved Persons Course for Thermal Processing of Low-Acid Foods which DWC FoodTech has been presenting in collaboration with CSIRO since 1997.

26 January 2015

23 January 2015

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:


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


  • New: FYI: 3/15 European Union : TRACES Meat Pilot

    Updates requirements. Password protected.