Posts tagged "Food Safety"

Hemp cookies to hit market as NZ legalises sale of seeds as food

[6 November/Stuff Business] The government announced on Tuesday that hemp seeds will in future be treated as just another edible seeds as the Misuse of Drugs (Industrial Hemp) Regulations 2006 and the Food Regulations 2015 will be amended from Monday 12 November. Hemp flowers and leaves will not be permitted to be sold as food....

Govt to unfetter cheese-making regulations

[14 May/Radio NZ] Artisan cheese makers welcomed a new government plan to relax unnecessary red tape. Some cheesemakers complained it cost more to meet Ministry for Primary Industries compliance than their entire tax bill. Food Safety Minister, Damien O’Connor, launched a new template to help producers meet food safety requirements. Mr O’Connor said cheese producers...

Amazon says food warehouse isn’t subject to FDA food rule

[10 April/Food Safety News] Amazon did not see the need to register a Kentucky food warehouse with the Food and Drug Administration. Regional Operations PR Manager for Amazon Strategic Communications, Shevaun Brown, said she did not see any problem and that food and safety were Amazon’ stop priorities. Companies that transport and store food were...

Minister: More work to be done on campylobacter

[23 December/ Business Day] Food Safety Minister, Jo Goodhew said action is being taken to reduce New Zealand’s campylobacteriosis rates by 10 percent by the end of 2020. Ms Goodhew added that the Ministry for Primary Industries is looking at ways it can help poultry processors reduce the amount of fresh carcasses testing positive for...