Food safety at homeTe haumarutanga kai i te kāinga
Find out what's safe to eat and how to prepare and store your food safely. Follow our advice to avoid getting sick from food and eating safely if you are pregnant, have low immunity, or have a food allergy.
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Food recalls and complaints
Recent recalls, why and how food is recalled, make a food safety complaint
Preparing and storing food safely at home
Clean, Cook, Chill. Raw meat, washing hands, safe barbecuing, reusing bags, lunch box safety
Food safety tips for fishing, hunting, and homekill
Eating wild fish, wild game, homekilled meat, or shellfish
What is organic food?
Find out what it means when food and products are 'organic', and about the proposed changes to organics law.
Is it safe to eat?
Apricot kernels, apple and pear seeds, imported frozen berries, raw milk, natural toxins
Safe levels of chemicals in food
Arsenic, dioxins, mercury in fish, microplastics, PFAS, residues in wild animals
Food poisoning: symptoms and causes
Campylobacter, E. coli, listeria, salmonella, novrovirus in food
Fundraising, community, and social event food safety
Marae and Pacific community food safety, whitebait, who’s exempt from Food Act requirements
Food safety in natural disasters and emergencies
Avoid foodborne illness during floods, storms, power cuts, and earthquakes