Covid-19 Protection Framework – with traffic lights

Kia ora The Government today announced regional settings for the new traffic light system. The settings for each region can be found here. These settings are in place for an initial 2 weeks, with Cabinet to review again on Monday 13 December. Information about the COVID-19 protection framework can be found here and here, and guidance for the primary […]

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Festive Fowl is the chook of choice this Christmas

Michael Brooks of PIANZ (Poultry Industry Association of New Zealand) shows how flexible poultry pieces can make an ordinary Christmas menu extraordinary, and finds a surprising positive arising from COVID-19.   For many, 2020 has been a challenging year dominated by uncertainty and stress. Gathering with friends and family will be a welcome reward from […]

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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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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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