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New Zealand has adopted a Joint-Food Standard under the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code which mandates the addition of folic acid to non-organic wheat flour in bread
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) recently released education materials to help people understand the risks associated with pure and highly concentrated caffeine powders and foods.
MPI have released updated information for food businesses operating at Covid 19 Alert Level 2
As most of New Zealand has moved to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 this week, to help businesses operating under the Food Act 2014 get back up and running, New Zealand Food Safety has updated guidance about operating safely. It’s also easy to add on key operations like delivery, transport, and making chilled/frozen food – and New Zealand Food Safety has waived some charges that would usually apply. Food Act businesses must continue to meet the rules in their Food Control Plans or National Programmes, as well as meet the rules in the COVID-19 guidance for businesses.
MPI update on Safe Practice Checks for food retailers and food manufacturers under COVID-19 Alert Level 4.
The (UK) Institute of Food Science and Technology publishes useful Information Statements. Recent additions include a focus on laboratory testing, including key considerations in deciding on test methods, and interpreting results.
Resources and Useful Links
Also refer to the Resources page of Assured Audits NZ Ltd
Regulatory Websites for Food Businesses
Average Quantity System (to meet New Zealand Weights and Measures requirements)