Retail sale of apricot kernels banned

January 07, 2016 at 7:38 AM

From 14 January 2016, the retail sale of raw apricot kernels to consumers in New Zealand is prohibited.

This change was made to the Food Standards Code because Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) conducted a risk assessment and found raw apricot kernels (both with and without skin) pose an acute public health and safety risk.

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