Posts tagged "Biosecurity New Zealand"

Potato virus no threat to chip supply

[11 October/Stuff] Testing for the potato mop-top virus has been extended, however there would still be enough chips for the summer. It was discovered in potatoes grown in Canterbury last month. Potatoes New Zealand and Biosecurity New Zealand said 18 farms in the region had been added to the suspect list. Potatoes New Zealand said...

Only two regions disease-free

[20 September/Rural News] Latest data from MPI indicates that Mycoplasma bovis is currently confirmed to have infected 37 farms. Eight were in the North Island, and 29 in the South Island. Twenty-one of the farms were beef farms and 14 were dairy. Notices of Direction, which are applied to farms where test results are pending...

M bovis count adds up to Wairarapa farm infection

[7 June/Radio NZ] A sheep and beef farm in Wairarapa tested positive for the devastating cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. MPI unit, Biosecurity New Zealand, said the farm near Masterton was located through the tracing of animal movements from other affected farms. The property was under legal controls which restricted the movement of animals and other...

Court papers suggest Biosecurity NZ negligence

[9 September/ Radio NZ Rural] University of Auckland Law Professor, Bill Hodge said information disclosed in court papers given to him by members of Kiwifruit Claim, could prove that Biosecurity New Zealand was negligent in allowing PSA into the country. Mr Hodge said the papers suggested that the source, specific time and transmission method could...

Kiwifruit industry weighs legal action

[14 July/ Radio NZ Rural] New Zealand Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated President, Neil Trebilco said the group’s members are free to join in with legal action to seek damages from the government for losses cause by the PSA vine disease. Mr Trebilco however, advised them not to as legal action could ruin the industry’s relationship with...

Kiwifruit growers to sue Govt over PSA

[29 September/ Business Day: NZ Farmer] An alliance of kiwifruit growers representing over 10 percent of the industry announced plans to file a class action law suit against the Government, seeking $885 million in damages from alleged negligence on the part of Biosecurity New Zealand (now part of the Ministry for Primary Industries). MPI said...

Labour says independent food safety agency required

 [16 August/ Radio New Zealand Rural] Repeated food safety incidents in New Zealand has prompted the Labour Party to say that stricter rules and regulations are required. They argue that the Primary Industries Super Ministry is not working as efficiently as it should be. They highlighted the fact that the ban on Fonterra products by...