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Southland firm fined for poor seafood records

13th May 2022 By Staff Reporter | | @foodtickernz

A Southland company has been fined $10,400 after failing to keep a fish sales record system for seafood it was moving between its Te Anau restaurants.

Chan Farther and Son Limited was sentenced in the Invercargill District Court on Thursday following a prosecution by the Ministry for Primary Industries, after the company pleaded guilty to two charges under the Fisheries Act.

“When a seafood supplier lacks the proper invoices, it creates questions over the legitimacy of what they’re doing – in this case, providing fish meals in restaurants,” said MPI’s regional manager of fish compliance, Garreth Jay.

“Most people in the hospitality business do the right thing so that consumers can be assured the seafood in the meals they’re buying is safe and comes from a sustainable source.”

The company has two restaurants based in Te Anau – China City and Ming Garden Chinese Restaurant – and an inspection in 2020 found seafood being moved between them without the required record keeping.



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