Our Latest Blog Posts
Roy Betts, a fellow at UK's Campden BRI posted a great blog recently on specific pathogens associated with different food types.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has recently gazetted a new Consumer Information Standard which mandates country of origin labelling of certain meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables and cured pork products (bacon, ham).
MPI has issued new food labelling guides for: 1. Retail packaged foods 2. Foods sold to manufacturers and further processors 3. Foods sold to foodservice and catering businesses
An updated version of the well regarded Food Industry Guide to Allergen Management and Labelling was recently issued by the Allergen Bureau
New Zealand Food Safety is reaching out to importers of food for sale with a reminder that they need to have a valid Food Importer registration, and complete their Intended Use declarations for all consignments of food, drinks, and ingredients.
Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) recently published an analysis of annual food recall statistics for the last 10 years, including new data for 2020. There was a total of 109 recalls in 2020, with 51 of these (47%) due to undeclared allergens.
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)