13th October 2021 Food Safety / Poultry
The government has announced that commercial chicken operators must meet extra rules from 6 October to help eliminate Salmonella Enteritidis from the chicken supply chain
The Egg Producers Federation says it believes an outbreak of salmonella enteritidis on three layer farms earlier this year is contained and will be eliminated.
The Commerce Commission has received an application from the New Zealand Tegel Growers Association seeking authorisation for collective bargaining with Tegel Foods.
New Zealand’s largest poultry supplier Tegel is raising chicken prices from mid-August.
New Zealand Food Safety has placed movement controls on a third North Island egg producer as a precautionary measure after environmental testing indicated Salmonella Enteritidis on the farm.
Salmonella Enteritidis has been detected at an Auckland poultry farm, leading NZ Food Safety to undertake tracing work and industry testing, as well as taking measures at the farm in question.