This summer, MPI has intercepted risk goods ranging from the bizarre to the potentially devastating for New Zealand’s economy and environment.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) today issued a public health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish harvested from the coastline between the Whakatane Heads and the Waioeka River mouth in Opotiki. The warning also includes the Ohiwa Harbour.
Vigilant members of the public are being praised for helping to uncover a haul of over more than 300 illegally taken scallops by 2 divers in an incident at Whangarei Heads.
The 2017 Sustainable Land Management and Climate Change (SLMACC) research programme funding round is now open.
The deadline for some businesses to register under the new Food Act is coming up. Food businesses, including restaurants and cafes with an alcohol licence, need to apply by 31 March.
A Pahiatua insect expert has paid a hefty price for possessing illegally obtained exotic moth eggs, hatching them and redistributing eggs to three other people around the country.
MPI renews its warning to avoid eating oysters harvested from the Mahurangi Harbour north of Auckland as they may be contaminated with the gastro bug norovirus.
The government is proposing changes to improve the written plans that it provides for businesses to manage food safety. A consultation is underway, asking food businesses to decide if the new version is easier to use.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has issued a public health warning advising against collecting or eating shellfish harvested from the entire Bay of Islands, from Cape Brett north to Cape Wiwiki.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is warning people not to eat a number of brands of chilled oysters harvested from the Mahurangi Harbour north of Auckland as they may be contaminated with norovirus.