20th May 2022 Legal / MPI
A man has been banned from fishing and sentenced to home detention for his part in taking 319 pāua to sell on the black market.
Ministry for Primary Industries fishery officers have caught a group of five recreational fishers in East Auckland with more than 45 times the daily snapper limit. The group had 348 MORE »
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.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking feedback on seven changes it is proposing to make to Maximum Residue Levels (MRLs) Food Notice.
Entries have opened for this year’s Primary Industries Good Employer Awards.
The director of Tuna Fishing Company Limited has been sentenced for offences under the Fisheries Act for a second time in two years.
New Zealand’s national honey production in the 2020-21 season was down 24% on the previous season to 20,500 tonnes, according to the Ministry for Primary Industries.
The Waiheke Island scallop, mussel, rock lobster and pāua fisheries will close for a period of two years from 1 December, says the Ministry For Primary Industries.
Kombucha has been flagged as a strong global growth category for the New Zealand beverage sector.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is inviting comments on the draft import health standard (IHS) for ruminant meat and ruminant meat products.
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.
More than 180 primary sector leaders joined a virtual meeting with agriculture minister Damien O’Connor this morning.
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.
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.
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.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has removed the public health warning against collecting shellfish from the Hawke Bay.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is calling for feedback on its draft redesign of the Animal Products Act 1999 and the Wine Act 2003.
The Ministry for Primary Industries will present the results of its oyster testing for the Bonamia ostreae parasite in the Foveaux Strait.
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.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking feedback on proposals to amend the New Zealand (Maximum Residue Levels for Agricultural Compounds) Food Notice.
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.
MPI will begin testing oysters from the Foveaux Strait after the parasite Bonamia ostreae is found in the area.
Organic food businesses will have to take part in a five-step process in order to gain organic certification under new proposals.
T&G Global, Trevelyan, and Constellation Brands are among the food and beverage companies recognised.
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.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is supporting a series of wellbeing workshops for the wine industry in the wake of Covid-19.
The proposals looked to update current cost recovery settings for a range of existing services, including levies on poultry, bees and dairy.
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 »
Ongoing strong demand and expansion into new markets could see another successful year for NZ honey exports.
Waikato lifestyle block owner Alastair Robert Kane Hughes has been fined for failing to adequately feed 26 cattle.
NZ’s food is still highly sought around the world, says MPI director-general Ray Smith.
The Future Ready Farms programme is being led by Ballance Agri-Nutrients.
New research backed by MPI could help bee hives live longer and be more efficient.
A Nelson man has been fined $13,500 for commercial fishing in Kahurangi Marine Reserve on the West Coast of the South Island.
Online tool identifies pests, threats for exporters selling Kiwi produce to the world
It follows new food safety guidance issued by the government.
The new research covers food groups ranging from seafood to berries.