Food Safety

Community and Public Health no longer provides food safety services within Canterbury, South Canterbury and the West Coast, since 1 September 2009.

A woman preparing a meal with her son and daughter.The Ministry for Primary Industries now deals with queries on any of the following:

  • Food Complaints including foreign objects or undeclared allergens in food within our region
  • Food Recalls
  • Imported Food
  • Food Safety Programmes
  • Food Labelling

Community and Public Health still deals with food poisoning and food-borne illness.

Contact an Environmental Health Officer at your local council if you want to report a ‘dirty’ food premises or unhygienic practices of food handlers.



Download or order resources from the Community Health Information Centre.


For further information, contact:

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
0800 693 721

Food recall from MPI: Salad products from LeaderBrand

LeaderBrand Produce Ltd is recalling specific batches of various salads as the products may contain Listeria.

The recall includes the following branded bagged salad products:

  • 100% Fresh brand
  • Fresh Plus brand
  • Leaderbrand brand
  • Pam’s Fresh Express brand
  • Value brand

All batches with a Best Before date up to and including 18th March 2017 are affected by this recall.

See the full list of affected products on the Ministry of Primary Industries website.

Examples of salad products manufactured by LeaderBrand Produce Ltd.

Page last updated: 13/03/2017

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