Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Knee jerk reaction over chicken

Poultry Industry Association of New Zealand (Inc)

Press Release:

Calls for a ban on the sale of fresh chicken in New Zealand are a knee jerk reaction to unsubstantiated comments says Michael Brooks, executive director of the Poultry Industry Association (PIANZ).

New Zealand researchers Michael Baker and Nick Wilson have made comments not supported by their own findings, he says. The academics’ report says “there is no conclusively identified major cause of the increased Campylobacter incidence in New Zealand”.

Mr Brooks says New Zealanders know it is safe to eat properly cooked chicken - after all chicken consumption has been going up every year and last year they ate more than 37kg of it per person.

“Most people cook chicken well and eat it in a variety of ways with no effect other than enjoyment,” he says.

Reported rates of Campylobacter are high in New Zealand by world standards, the PIANZ chief agrees, but he points out farming methods and processing of poultry and the proportion of fresh production to frozen here are very similar to other countries.

“Consumption rates are similar too, so does New Zealand have higher rates because of its stricter reporting regime, or are there also other causes? “ Mr Brooks asks.

“Michael Baker provides no explanation from his three-year-old data as to why this difference arises, nor does the report provide evidence that banning the sale of fresh chicken will aid the issue.”

The New Zealand poultry industry continues to work closely with the New Zealand Food Safety Authority on a range of issues, including research and consumer education. It is important to remember that cooking Campylobacter kills the organism, Mr Brooks says.

ENDS



© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Onetai Station: Overseas Investment Office Puts Ceol & Muir On Notice

The Overseas Investment Office (OIO) has issued a formal warning to Ceol & Muir and its owners, Argentinian brothers Rafael and Federico Grozovsky, for failing to provide complete and accurate information when they applied to buy Onetai Station in 2013. More>>

ALSO:

Tomorrow, The UN: Feds President Takes Reins At World Farming Body

Federated Farmers president Dr William Rolleston has been appointed acting president of the World Farmers’ Organisation (WFO) at a meeting in Geneva overnight. More>>

ALSO:

I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

ALSO:

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news