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Exemption from needing to register under the Food Act 2014
Some food businesses do not need to register under the Food Act 2014 (but do need to ensure the food they make and sell is safe and suitable).  MPI have published a useful booklet on businesses that are exempt. You can download the document here....
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Guide to Alcoholic Beverages - composition and labelling
MPI have released an excellent guide to the labelling and composition requirements for alcoholic beverages. It contains detailed information on how to categorise alcoholic beverages, which ones can be sold in New Zealand supermarkets/grocery shops, permitted ingredients and additives, and labelling ...
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Hemp seed can now be sold as a food
MPI has announced that amendments to regulations to allow the sale of hemp seeds as food come into effect today (12/11/2018). You can review and download the requirements for selling hemp seed as a food, including product labelling, here ....
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New guide for businesses on food safety governance and food safety culture
New Zealand Food Safety (MPI) has released a new publication that provides foundation food safety information for directors, executives and owners of food businesses. To review the press release, and download the guidance document and accompanying poster click here...
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New Compendium of Microbiological Criteria for food released
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) have published an updated version (September 2018) of their Compendium of Microbiological Criteria for Food. This provides an excellent summary of typical microbiological limits for ready to eat foods, together with information on food pathogens, indicato...
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Top 5 Topics for Food Safety and Food Safety Buddy
There are some new useful resources available for food handling staff information and training on the MPI website. These include the Top 5 Topics for food safety for different business types (including posters that you can download and display). You can view and download the Top 5 Topics for your bu...
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Refreshed Food Allergen Portal
A new look Food Allergen Portal, the result of a collaboration between industry, consumer and government stakeholders, is providing best practice resources on managing allergens in food. Launching the portal today, Food Standards Australia New Zealand CEO, Mr Mark Booth said the portal is now easier...
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New Winemakers Food Safety Template
MPI has launched a new Winemakers' Food Safety template. The template can be used if winemakers:• make grape wine, fruit wine, cider or mead for local or exportmarkets and make other food (including beer or spirits) and/orhave cafe or restaurant. • make grape wine, fruit wine, cider or mead for ...
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Feeding food waste to pigs
There are strict rules in New Zealand regarding feeding of food waste to pigs, in order to prevent animal health and biosecurity issues. MPI have developed guidelines, including a short video, on these requirements. You can review and download information on feeding food waste to pigs here....
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