New Zealand welfare practices for exported day-old chicks

Air transportation is considered to be the most humane and expedient method of transportation of day-old chicks over long distances. Producer companies undertake shipments with meticulous care, including careful attention to time management and preparation for each shipment. For instance, producer companies work collaboratively with airlines to meet or exceed the IATA (International Air Transport […]

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Another clear pass for NZ chicken

Regular testing programme again confirms no chemical residues found in NZ chicken As part of its regulatory role in ensuring food safety and good agricultural practices  in New Zealand, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) conducts a number of residue monitoring programmes for the presence of agricultural compounfds, veterinary medicines and environmental contaminants in the full […]

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2017 a good year for meat chicken production

June 2018: Annual figures recently compiled by PIANZ show that total production of meat chicken (in 1000 tonnes) rose by 11,384 in 2017 to: 225,296,giving the industry an estimated value (at wholesale) of $1,1 billion. The increase in production follows similar annual increases for the years 2013 to 2016. Exports of poultry meat and processed […]

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Whole Chicken Sizing Change 2017

March 2017: Over the next few months, the sizing system for whole fresh, frozen, stuffed and marinated chickens and hot-cooked chickens sold in New Zealand will change. All brands will change, some sooner than others. The sizing change allows chicken to be sold on the same basis as other meats. The printable poster and brochure below explain […]

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