News | Business
14 Dec 2017 6:06
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Days of Xmas
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Business

    No risk from food label chemicals: agency

    The Ministry for Primary Industries says Kiwis can rest easy, saying chemicals from food packaging labels pose no risk to food safety.


    Kiwis who worry whether chemicals in food packaging labels will rub off onto the food inside should rest easy, the Ministry of Primary Industries says.

    The labels pose no risk to food safety.

    MPI acting manager food risk assessment Dr Andrew Pearson said his team tested 74 packaged and takeaway foods in New Zealand to see if there were traces of chemicals from their packaging.

    "We have found that while there were occasional cases where chemicals from food packaging materials transferred onto food, this occurred at low levels and there is no food safety risks for consumers," he said.

    He said the study was part of a joint New Zealand and Australian food safety measure that also found there was no risk to Aussie consumers.

    "Consumers are increasingly wanting to know more about what's in their food, so studies like this help provide consumers with assurance that what they're eating is safe," Dr Pearson said.

    "As the regulator for food safety, a key part of our role is to continuously monitor and test for potential hazards."


    NZN




    © 2017 NZN, NZCity


     Other Business News
     13 Dec: Jerusalem move is a big favour from Donald Trump. It won't be cheap to pay back
     13 Dec: Wellington-Queenstown flight route is back
     13 Dec: Big fine for commercial fishing in reserve
     13 Dec: Westpac to close five branches
     13 Dec: NZ house sales rise 17.8pc in November
     13 Dec: NZD touches four-week high overnight
     13 Dec: KiwiSaver in divorce, death and disaster
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Australia bidding for 2027 Rugby World Cup More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    Jerusalem move is a big favour from Donald Trump. It won't be cheap to pay back More...



     Today's News

    Entertainment:
    Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson is set to become a father for the third time 6:00

    International:
    Chris Froome posted abnormal drug test result during Vuelta de Espana 22:17

    Soccer:
    World Cup carrot dangling for Wilkinson 21:57

    Entertainment:
    Justin Bieber reportedly wants to prove to Selena Gomez that he is a “better boyfriend” now 21:30

    Rugby League:
    NRL sale of Titans reportedly complete 21:17

    Entertainment:
    Nick Jonas has been "enjoying every second" of his day since discovering he has been nominated for a Golden Globe 21:00

    Entertainment:
    Kylie Jenner is reportedly “having fun” shopping for her rumoured baby 20:30

    Entertainment:
    Keith Urban has praised his wife Nicole Kidman after she bagged herself a 2018 Golden Globe nomination 20:00

    Entertainment:
    Khloe Kardashian has admitted her “life changed” when she met her boyfriend Tristan Thompson 19:30

    Entertainment:
    Selena Gomez has praised Katherine Langford’s “strength and softness” after she picked up her first Golden Globe nomination 19:00


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2017 New Zealand City Ltd