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Wednesday 27 October 2021

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MPI seeks feedback on Draft IHS for ruminant meat 21st September 2021 /

MPI seeks feedback on Draft IHS for ruminant meat

The Ministry for Primary Industries is inviting comments on the draft import health standard (IHS) for ruminant meat and ruminant meat products.


East Coromandel scallop fishery to close for two years 9th September 2021 /

East Coromandel scallop fishery to close for two years

The Ministry for Primary Industries will close the east Coromandel scallop fishery for two years following a request from the Ngāti Hei Trust, which has concerns around the sustainability of stocks.


Primary industries “well placed” to deal with lockdown – MPI’s Smith 18th August 2021 /

Primary industries “well placed” to deal with lockdown – MPI’s Smith

More than 180 primary sector leaders joined a virtual meeting with agriculture minister Damien O’Connor this morning.


New plant milk export squashes produce waste 17th August 2021 /

New plant milk export squashes produce waste

A New Zealand chef who pioneered the development of avocado milk has teamed up with a buttercup squash grower to develop a new plant-milk destined for export markets in Asia.


MPI raids after $300k of crayfish hits black market 4th August 2021

MPI raids after $300k of crayfish hits black market

About 80 Ministry for Primary Industries fishery officers executed search warrants at eight properties in the Bay of Plenty and Hawke’s Bay to crack a black market crayfish ring.


MPI’s failure to prosecute mass chicken deaths “unacceptable” – SAFE 29th July 2021 /

MPI’s failure to prosecute mass chicken deaths “unacceptable” – SAFE

SAFE has accused the Ministry for Primary Industries of “failing in its duty to enforce animal welfare” by not prosecuting a farm where a power outage suffocated and killed 180,000 chickens.


Shellfish biotoxin alert for Hawke’s Bay removed 22nd July 2021 /

Shellfish biotoxin alert for Hawke’s Bay removed

The Ministry for Primary Industries has removed the public health warning against collecting shellfish from the Hawke Bay.


MPI seeks feedback on animal product, wine rules 28th June 2021

MPI seeks feedback on animal product, wine rules

The Ministry for Primary Industries is calling for feedback on its draft redesign of the Animal Products Act 1999 and the Wine Act 2003.


MPI to present oyster parasite test results 9th June 2021 /

MPI to present oyster parasite test results

The Ministry for Primary Industries will present the results of its oyster testing for the Bonamia ostreae parasite in the Foveaux Strait.


Eat Real corn puff recall 8th June 2021 /

Eat Real corn puff recall

House of Fine Foods Limited is recalling a raft of its Eat Real brand quinoa and kale corn puffs jalapeno and cheddar due to the presence of an undeclared allergen, namely milk.


MPI seeks feedback on NZ Food Notice changes 13th April 2021

MPI seeks feedback on NZ Food Notice changes

The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking feedback on proposals to amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds) Food Notice.


Kiwifruit Vine Health boss moves to top MPI role 6th April 2021 /

Kiwifruit Vine Health boss moves to top MPI role

The chief executive of Kiwifruit Vine Health is leaving the biosecurity organisation after three years to take up a top job with the Ministry for Primary Industries.


Industry on alert as oyster parasite discovered in Foveaux Strait 26th March 2021 /

Industry on alert as oyster parasite discovered in Foveaux Strait

MPI will begin testing oysters from the Foveaux Strait after the parasite Bonamia ostreae is found in the area.


First Look: MPI’s proposed organic certification process for F&B 16th March 2021 /

First Look: MPI’s proposed organic certification process for F&B

Organic food businesses will have to take part in a five-step process in order to gain organic certification under new proposals.


F&B firms finalists in MPI Good Employer Awards 16th March 2021 /

F&B firms finalists in MPI Good Employer Awards

T&G Global, Trevelyan, and Constellation Brands are among the food and beverage companies recognised.


Taupō man fined $12k for starving calves 9th March 2021 /

Taupō man fined $12k for starving calves

A farmer from Kinloch near Taupō has been fined $12,000 and ordered to pay vet costs of $5,292.20 for failing to feed 245 calves.


MPI launches wellbeing workshops for wine sector 5th March 2021 /

MPI launches wellbeing workshops for wine sector

The Ministry for Primary Industries is supporting a series of wellbeing workshops for the wine industry in the wake of Covid-19.


MPI seeks feedback on cost recovery proposals for animal and wine products 2nd March 2021 /

MPI seeks feedback on cost recovery proposals for animal and wine products

The proposals looked to update current cost recovery settings for a range of existing services, including levies on poultry, bees and dairy.


Trial underway to reduce runaway mussel floats 2nd March 2021 /

Trial underway to reduce runaway mussel floats

Tasman-based SS Floats has begun a one-year research trial aimed at reducing the number of mussel floats that get lost at sea each year. The aquaculture float specialist had partnered MORE »


Honey export revenue reaches $425m – MPI 22nd February 2021 /

Honey export revenue reaches $425m – MPI

Ongoing strong demand and expansion into new markets could see another successful year for NZ honey exports.


Waikato farmer fined $3500 for starving 26 cattle 18th February 2021 /

Waikato farmer fined $3500 for starving 26 cattle

Waikato lifestyle block owner Alastair Robert Kane Hughes has been fined for failing to adequately feed 26 cattle.


1% fall in primary sector exports for FY21 “better than expected” 16th December 2020

1% fall in primary sector exports for FY21 “better than expected”

NZ’s food is still highly sought around the world, says MPI director-general Ray Smith.


SFF Futures backs $25m grower and farm initiative 16th December 2020

SFF Futures backs $25m grower and farm initiative

The Future Ready Farms programme is being led by Ballance Agri-Nutrients.


New research aims to boost longevity of bees for growers 15th December 2020

New research aims to boost longevity of bees for growers

New research backed by MPI could help bee hives live longer and be more efficient.


“No tolerance” for marine reserve fishing breach 10th December 2020

“No tolerance” for marine reserve fishing breach

A Nelson man has been fined $13,500 for commercial fishing in Kahurangi Marine Reserve on the West Coast of the South Island.


Exporters get one-stop-shop for biosecurity threats 4th December 2020

Exporters get one-stop-shop for biosecurity threats

Online tool identifies pests, threats for exporters selling Kiwi produce to the world


Seafood NZ likes new school of thought for pregnancy diets 4th December 2020

Seafood NZ likes new school of thought for pregnancy diets

It follows new food safety guidance issued by the government.


Diet diversity prompts updated food safety guidance 3rd December 2020

Diet diversity prompts updated food safety guidance

The new research covers food groups ranging from seafood to berries.