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NZ: New Zealand’s Parliament advances food safety reform bill

Food Safety News: Three years after a major botulism scare involving whey protein concentrate used in infant formula and other food products, New Zealand’s parliament has unanimously passed the first reading of the Food Safety Law Reform Bill.

New Zealand Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew said in a statement issued Wednesday that the legislation was important both for consumer health and for the country’s international trade reputation. She noted that foods and beverages account for about 60 percent of the total amount of merchandise exported by New Zealand every year.

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