The deadline for some businesses to register under the new Food Act is coming up. Food businesses, including restaurants and cafes with an alcohol licence, need to apply by 31 March.
A Pahiatua insect expert has paid a hefty price for possessing illegally obtained exotic moth eggs, hatching them and redistributing eggs to three other people around the country.
MPI renews its warning to avoid eating oysters harvested from the Mahurangi Harbour north of Auckland as they may be contaminated with the gastro bug norovirus.
The government is proposing changes to improve the written plans that it provides for businesses to manage food safety. A consultation is underway, asking food businesses to decide if the new version is easier to use.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has issued a public health warning advising against collecting or eating shellfish harvested from the entire Bay of Islands, from Cape Brett north to Cape Wiwiki.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is warning people not to eat a number of brands of chilled oysters harvested from the Mahurangi Harbour north of Auckland as they may be contaminated with norovirus.
Two newly-appointed Ministry for Primary Industries fisheries officers have made the largest pāua bust in the Auckland region in more than a decade.
A routine MPI weekend patrol results in the discovery of an illegal haul of almost 300 undersized pāua.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today lifted the health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish in the eastern Bay of Plenty region due to marine biotoxins from toxic algae.
The public is being asked for its views on a proposed extension to the current ban on collecting shellfish and seaweed along the Kaikōura and Cape Campbell coastlines.