What's new on our site

This page lists changes to the FoodSafety website.

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.

20 January 2015

  • New: OMAR Indonesia - Amendment 9

    Updates requirements. Password Protected.

  • New Consultation: Proposed Revisions to the Cost Recovery Regimes for Biosecurity and Food Safety

    The Ministry for Primary Industries is looking for feedback on proposed updates to fee rates needed to maintain the safety of New Zealand’s food and protect New Zealand from biosecurity risks.

    The proposals update the amount the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) charges industry to provide food safety and biosecurity services.

    For more information and to find out how to make a submission go to MPI’s consultation page at the address above and click on 'Proposed Revisions to the Cost Recovery Regimes for Biosecurity and Food Safety'.

  • New: Proposals for regulations under the Food Act 2014

    The consultation on the proposals for regulations under the Food Act 2014 is now open with interested people and organisations invited to provide submissions.

  • New: Transport, Stores and Wharves Roadmap

    A Roadmap for transport, stores and wharves has been added that lists out the requirements in one document.

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23 December 2014

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