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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is announcing three small geographical areas where farming of Undaria (Undaria pinnatifida) will be allowed.
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
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.
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.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) is unsure about the source of the Psa infection that is savaging New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry.
An agreement on joint quarantine regulations for apples has been signed by Chinese and New Zealand authorities.
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.