Growth Hormones Banned by the NZ Poultry Industry

The New Zealand poultry industry is proud to state that all poultry raised in New Zealand meets the following marketing claims:

  • No added hormones
  • Cage-free
  • Raised in New Zealand.

    The use of growth hormones has been banned by our industry in New Zealand for more than 30 years. Poultry meat is routinely tested by the Ministry for Primary Industries for the presence of growth-promoting hormones. None has ever been found in fresh poultry products grown and processed by our members.

Imports of raw poultry are also not allowed in New Zealand, so consumers can be assured that all fresh poultry processed by our members and sold in supermarkets and shops around the country is hormone-