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Experts discuss responses to food safety emergencies
There is still a need to improve communication and data sharing during global food safety emergencies, according to experts. Food Safety News recently reported on a health talk organized by the International Food Safety Authorities Network (INFOSAN) on World Food Safety Day, June 7. This included th...
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Australian Food Recall Summary for 2021
FSANZ has released data on 2021 food recalls. A total of 80 recalls were conducted in the last calendar year, with almost half of these due to undeclared allergens. Other reasons for recalls included microbial contamination (19), foreign matter (5) and incorrect labelling (3). FSANZ collects and pu...
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Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL) Guidelines issued
New Zealand Food Safety (MPI) have issued new guidelines on how to apply Plain English Allergen Labelling (PEAL) to food and beverage products. You can review and download the guidance here...
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NEW - Food Recall Guidelines
New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) has issued new guidance on food recalls: step-by-step food recall guidance for food businesses simulated recall guidance for food businesses This guidance is designed to help food businesses understand how to carry out a fast and effective food recall (or simulated foo...
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New Compendium of Microbiological Criteria for Food
Microbiological criteria that are applied to determine the safety of food are included in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (Standard 1.6.1 and Schedule 27).  Other microbiological criteria (process hygiene criteria) can be developed and applied at various stages throughout the food cha...
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Join Our Team - Operations & Administration Coordinator
We are looking for a responsible Operations & Administration Coordinator with excellent interpersonal skills to maintain our day-to-day operations. Your job will be to provide operational support to the Director and contractors, and undertake all daily administrative activities. Applicants shoul...
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Vibrio Parahaemolyticus in Mussels
Vibrio parahaemolyticus is a naturally occurring bacteria found in seawater and occurs when warmer temperatures during summer are favourable for growth. Summer 2021-2022 has seen an increase in reporting of illness from this bacterium. The majority have involved people who have gathered raw shellfis...
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Origin of Food Regulations
The Consumer Information Standards (Origin of Food) Regulations 2021 are now in force for fresh and thawed cured pork products and single-ingredient fruit, vegetable, fish, seafood, and meat. Refer to the Consumer Information Standards (Origin of Food) Regulations 2021 for details and Commerce Com...
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Food Rescue Food Safety Guide
The Aotearoa Food Rescue Alliance (AFRA) had Minister for Food Safety Hon. Ayesha Verrall, virtually launch the publication of a food rescue food safety guide. Many food businesses have incorporated 'donating food' guidance into their activities....
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COVID-19 Protection Framework
Guidance for Food Service, Food Retail & Food Manufacturing Businesses under Orange and Red light restrictions. This guidance provides New Zealand food businesses working under the Food Act 2014, with information to help keep their customers and staff safe under the COVID-19 Protection Framework...
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