The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) Director General has issued a statement warning of a potential risk associated with imported frozen berries, following 4 human cases of Hepatitis A thought to be linked to packaged imported frozen berries.
The Ministry for Primary Industries confirms it immediately commenced an investigation into the alleged mistreatment of bobby calves that were the subject of a television programme last night following receipt of footage that was aired on the programme.
New import protocols agreed with Thailand have cemented future access for 9 New Zealand horticultural exports.
Fishery officers shut down an alleged black market shellfish operation in Bay of Plenty over the past 2 days (24 and 25 November).
MPI has unveiled a new biosecurity tool – a mobile x-ray for scanning hand baggage carried by cruise ship passengers.
The catastrophic effects of a foot-and-mouth disease outbreak were spelt out when a man was sentenced for illegally importing pork products from Thailand.
Made possible through MPI’s Sustainable Farming Fund, researchers have found 2 insects and a fungus as possible biocontrol solutions to attack pampas grass.
MPI is reminding people that set nets catch more than fish after finding a dead little blue penguin in an illegally set net in Northland today.
A Manawatu farmer got an expensive reminder about managing intestinal parasites in stock when he was sentenced for animal welfare offences yesterday.
MPI will celebrate 20 years since the birth of its biosecurity detector dog programme with a giant cake at the Christchurch A&P Show.