Regular testing programme again confirms no chemical residues found in NZ chicken
As part of its regulatory role in ensuring food safety and good agricultural practices in New Zealand, the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) conducts a number of residue monitoring programmes for the presence of agricultural compounfds, veterinary medicines and environmental contaminants in the full range of New Zealand primary products.
MPI also regularly reviews its programmes to consider new chemicals of interest, changing use patterns, new scientific information and trade requirements.
As in many years previously, the latest report covering the year 1 July 2016 to 31 June 2017, shows NIL detectable residues above maximum permitted levels in New Zealand poultry, ducks and turkeys.
It is further confirmation of the world-leading quality of NZ poultry meats through high standards and good practices on-farm.
[box_download]2016-2017 New Zealand National Chemical Residues programme Report[/box_download]