Below is a link to the MPI social media campaign to reduce Campylobacter over the holiday period: /https://www.mpi.govt.nz/news/media-releases/dont-contaminate-your-plate-this-summer-be-a-chicken-scene-investigator/.
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 […]
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 […]
OIE research activities on COVID-19
Pigs and chickens are found not to be susceptible to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Read the press release.
Chicken defies meat consumption trends
February 2019: Amid data showing that New Zealanders’ per capita consumption of meat is decreasing, chicken consumption is showing an opposite trend.
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 […]
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 […]
Biosecurity Manual for NZ Meat Chicken Growers
PIANZ and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) recently completed work on a new manual, Biosecurity Manual for NZ Meat Chicken Growers.