Kiwifruit, Apples, Tomatoes and Stonefruit Treated with Antibiotics in NZ, Resistance Developing. Still 100% Pure?

Doctors in the UK are being praised today for helping to reduce antibiotic resistance by cutting back on the amount of medication they prescribe. But maybe the UK should be looking at the fruit it imports too? NHS Improvement says prescriptions for all types of antibiotic were down by more than 2.6 million on the…

‘Flag of convenience’ Frozen Chinese Vegetables are “Made in New Zealand”

New Zealand’s reputation as a producer of safe, high quality food took another hit today with the revelation that Chinese grown frozen vegetables are being sold under a  “made in New Zealand” label. An expose by the Australian Broadcasting Company uncovered the allegedly “deceptive practice” The peak industry body for vegetable growers says “confusing” labels can hide the…

Kiwifruit Dumped After Typhoid Scare, TB In Te Puke

Day’s after a televised broadcast of NZ Prime Minister John Key defending his country’s 100% Pure image on the BBC’s Hardtalk, the Bay of Plenty Times is running the story that tonnes of Kiwifruit have been pulled from the market after a Typhoid scare. “Kiwifruit worth $800,000 – including some bound for overseas markets –…