The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today issued a public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from Onapua Bay, in the Tory Channel area of the Marlborough Sounds.
A new service to email warnings to shellfish gatherers about toxin levels in shellfish has been introduced for summer by the Ministry for Primary Industries.
Consumers of New Zealand food should take confidence in the way the criminal blackmail threat to contaminate infant and other formula with 1080 was handled.
The food safety capability of the New Zealand dairy sector is in good shape according to a report released by the Dairy Capability Working Group today.
Results from testing have now confirmed that the fifth person, who recently contracted Hepatitis A, as reported last week, has the same strain of the virus as the other four people who fell sick with Hepatitis A in late October and early November this year.
MPI advises that a small number of 200g packets of Beehive brand champagne ham are being recalled due to the possibility they may contain listeria bacteria.
A newly notified case of Hepatitis A is likely to be linked to the consumption of the Fruzio Mixed Berries product, which is currently the subject of an MPI-directed product recall.
Today FSL Foods have announced that it is voluntarily recalling other Fruzio products to provide extra assurance to their customers.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has made significant progress in its investigation of imported frozen berries associated with the increased risk from Hepatitis A. Today we have directed a specific company to recall a brand of imported frozen berries from shelves.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Director General has issued a statement warning of a potential risk associated with imported frozen berries, following 4 human cases of Hepatitis A thought to be linked to packaged imported frozen berries.