Russians also confused by Ministry bungle
May 23rd, 2013

Russians also confused by Ministry bungle

After denials of any problems over the name change from MAF to Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) it has emerged that Russia withheld a shipment of apples in March because they were confused by newly headed shipping documents.

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MAF uses scare tactics over raw milk debate
April 2nd, 2012

MAF uses scare tactics over raw milk debate

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF Food Safety) on Friday (March 30) released a new public statement on raw milk safety that makes extreme claims about the incidence of food-borne poisoning from raw milk.

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MAF to become MPI
March 7th, 2012

MAF to become MPI

Following the merger of the Ministry of Agriculture (MAF) and Forestry, the Ministry of Fisheries and the Food Safety Authority under MAF, the Government has decided to change the name of the Ministry to the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI).

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March 7th, 2012

MAF recalls pies

The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF) has ordered a recall of Korean manufactured dessert pies because of inaccurate labelling. Crown Pie brand chocolate pie with marshmallow cream is sold in all leading supermarkets and Asian specialty stores.

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Kiwifruit growers meeting targets MAF incompetence
February 17th, 2012

Kiwifruit growers meeting targets MAF incompetence

A meeting of 500 kiwifruit growers taking place in Te Puke today will target MAF biosecurity’s responsibility in the Psa-v outbreak that threatens the industry.

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Wakame farming comes to New Zealand
January 20th, 2012

Wakame farming comes to New Zealand

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is announcing three small geographical areas where farming of Undaria (Undaria pinnatifida) will be allowed.

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December 15th, 2011

MAF avoids oysters and wine in outlook update

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry has released its half year update of the annual Situation and Outlook for New Zealand Agriculture and Forestry, commenting on a weakened outlook for primary sector trade

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Keith’s Take: Our third world science attitudes are crippling us
December 8th, 2011

Keith’s Take: Our third world science attitudes are crippling us

In the week in which global food giant Unilever made a contribution to sustainability, New Zealand’s own efforts at a meaningful response to scientific enquiry in the food arena were notably pathetic. First, there was the news that the Department of Conservation’s environmental support team is to be slashed by half, then two significant food industries announced impending disaster because of a lack of a decent science infrastructure.

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Submissions on raw milk supply close soon
December 1st, 2011

Submissions on raw milk supply close soon

Submissions to the Ministry of Agriculture review of milk supply regulation close on Monday, with indications that the Ministry will curtail the supply of raw milk direct from farms to consumers.

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MAF unsure if Psa imported
October 18th, 2011

MAF unsure if Psa imported

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) is unsure about the source of the Psa infection that is savaging New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry.

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Apple deal with China is signed
September 29th, 2011

Apple deal with China is signed

An agreement on joint quarantine regulations for apples has been signed by Chinese and New Zealand authorities.

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Pork board takes import standards to High Court
August 25th, 2011

Pork board takes import standards to High Court

The New Zealand Pork Industry Board has gone to the High Court to reverse the decision of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to allow consumer-ready uncooked pork imports under the new pig meat standards.

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