What's new

This page lists important updates relevant to the Food monitoring programmes section of the MPI Food Safety website. Items are displayed in date order, with the most recent listed first.

2 November 2016

  • New: Publication of Swabbing for Listeria video

    Swabbing for Listeria video has been developed to help Risk Management Programme operators create an environmental testing programme. The video provides instructions on how to collect environmental samples from processing area for Listeria testing.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2phaBPMn0U

17 June 2016

14 October 2015

  • New: FOOD SAFETY ALERTS are changing: SIGN UP NOW to stay informed

    If you are a business or organisation that sells food, the new FOOD ACT is probably relevant to you. Information about the Food Act 2014 is now on the new MPI website. To continue to stay up to date, please register for alerts from our new site.
    To help businesses transition to new food safety rules, we are regularly making more resources and information available. This includes templates, guidance, and information for different sectors.
    For updates on the new Food Act, sign up here: If you are a business or organisation that sells food, the new FOOD ACT is probably relevant to you. Information about the Food Act 2014 is now on the new MPI website. To continue to stay up to date, please register for alerts from our new site.
    To help businesses transition to new food safety rules, we are regularly making more resources and information available. This includes templates, guidance, and information for different sectors.
    For updates on the new Food Act, sign up here: http://www.mpi.govt.nz/news-and-resources/subscribe-to-mpi/

    Please note: Food Act alerts from the food safety site will be switched off from the end of November.
    Unsure if the Food Act is relevant for you? Use the Where do I Fit? tool https://www.mpi.govt.nz/food-safety/food-act-2014/where-do-i-fit/

8 July 2015

  • Update: Update to Recall Guidance Material

    From 1 July 2015, all food businesses wanting to report a food recall or a food safety problem about a food they have manufactured or imported, should contact a MPI Food Act Officer by phoning 0800 00 83 33. This phone number replaces contact details for District Health Board Public Health Unit Food Act Officers (for businesses outside of the Auckland and Canterbury regions). If required, please update your food recall documentation and MPI contact information accordingly.

    The Recall Guidance Material has been updated to include this change.

    Please note: This information is intended for food businesses only. Members of the public wanting to report a food safety related concern or complaint should contact the MPI Food Safety Helpline by phoning 0800 00 83 33 or emailing info@mpi.govt.nz

22 January 2015

  • New: Updated Information for Industry about recalls.

    Recall guidance material & recall template
    The recall guidance material and recall plan template have been reviewed and updated: http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/elibrary/industry/recall-guidance-material-template/

    Updates include:

    •The changes to response powers under the Food Act 2014 – for further information on this see: http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/policy-law/food-act-2014/food-recalls-under-new-act.htm
    •Appendix 4 Recall Criteria Guide now includes additional information on Listeria spp.
    •Appendix 6 Sample Consumer Level Recall Notice

    The Recall Hazard/Risk Analysis Form
    The Recall Hazard/Risk Analysis Form has been updated and replaces the form previously described as Form 15.1 Recall hazard/risk analysis worksheet:

    http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/elibrary/industry/recall-hazard/index.htm

    Food Recall Notice Templates
    Draft newspaper advertisements templates now include a red cross hatched border:

    http://www.foodsafety.govt.nz/recalls-warnings/conducting-a-recall/advertisement-templates.htm