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Updated Codex General Principles of Food Hygiene (including HACCP)
A revised edition of the Codex Alimentarius General Principles of Food Hygiene (CXC-1- 1969) has been issued. This includes the guidelines for the application of the HACCP system. You can review and download the 2023 edition of the document here....
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Eating Safely During Pregnancy
An updated guide to safe and healthy eating during pregnancy has recently been released by MPI, Health New Zealand and Ministry of Health. You can review and download the guide here...
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New Zealand Foodborne Illness Report (2022)
The annual New Zealand Foodborne Illness Report has recently been issued, covering the 2022 year. The report summarizes data on notifiable diseases in New Zealand, along with details of foodborne illness outbreaks. You can review and download the report at 2022 Foodborne Illness Report You can find ...
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Updated Food Industry Guide to Allergen Management and Labelling (2023)
The Allergen Bureau and the Australian Food & Grocery Council have issued a reviewed and updated guide to Allergen Management and Labelling. This includes clarification around declaration of cereals containing gluten, and removing sea cucumbers from the Mollusc category of allergens (it is not a...
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Review of carbohydrate and sugar claims on alcoholic beverages
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) is calling for commen​t on a proposal to clarify the requirements for making nutrition content claims about carbohydrate and sugar on alcoholic beverages.  Standard 1.2.7 in the Australia New Zealand Foo...
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New Guidelines on Fortification of Breadmaking Flour with Folic Acid
Guide to adding folic acid to breadmaking flour By mid-August 2023, flour millers must comply with Standard 2.1.1 – 5 (a) Cereal and Cereal Products of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, which outlines that non-organic wheat flour that is sold as suitable for making bread must contain ...
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Simply Safe and Suitable (SSS) Template Food Control Plan Updated
Following consultation and review, New Zealand Food Safety (MPI) has updated the following documents: Simply Safe & Suitable template Food Control Plan [PDF, 2.1 MB] Food Notice: Requirements for Food Control Plans and National Programmes [PDF, 319 KB] Food Notice: Food Service and Food Retail B...
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Alternative Pregnancy Warning Label for Alcohol Corrugated Cardboard Packaging
FSANZ has approved a variation to the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code) to permit an alternative pregnancy warning label on a specific type of packaging.  The variation to Standard 2.7.1 permits the alternative label on corrugated cardboard outer packaging containing more than on...
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Join Our Team - Food Safety Auditor (Food Act Verifier) - Assured Audits NZ Ltd
We are looking for a part time or full time Food Safety Auditor/Verifier, either working on a contractor basis, or as an employee. The principal activities of the role would be conducting National Programme and/or Custom Food Control Plan verification audits throughout the country, but mostly in the...
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Assured Food Safety Ltd supports Mekong Institute in the Prosafe Programme for improving food safety in Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar and Vietnam
Our managing director, Shane Hopgood, travelled to the Mekong Institute in Khon Kaen, Thailand again in March 2023, to deliver a 5 day training course on Good Hygienic Practices for Food Service Providers to 28 participants from the CLMV region. This was the sixth course that Shane has presented ove...
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