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Invercargill Poultry Plant closure supported

The New Zealand Poultry Industry Association supports the decision of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) to close an Invercargill Poultry Plant. This will be reviewed only when the required hygiene standards have been met.

NZFSA closed the plant earlier this week because it fell short of the standards it requires for food processing plants.

“The Association regrets that one of the country's smaller and older plants has not met the food safety processing standards required by NZFSA and expected by the industry,” says executive director Michael Brooksy.

“The Association supports the NZFSA's actions because consumer protection and high standards of hygiene and processing practice are an absolute priority.”

The company will be working with NZFSA to ensure the plant meets the high standards required to allow them to resume production as soon as possible.

 

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New Zealand Poultry Industry Association

New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA)

 

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