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Testing finds campylobacter in nearly two-thirds of raw chicken – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on December 12th, 2016.

A Consumer NZ test of 40 fresh chicken products found campylobacter in nearly two-thirds of the samples, sparking calls for regular testing of chicken sold in retail stores. Raw chicken is considered responsible for some 40 per cent of campylobacter cases. New Zealand has 6218 notified cases of the bacterial disease in 2015 – a […]

Havelock North water contamination inquiry – Expert Reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on August 23rd, 2016.

A Government Inquiry will examine the water contamination that left an estimated 4000 Havelock North residents ill with gastroenteritis. The draft terms of reference, released yesterday, specify that the inquiry will look at the cause of contamination and response, but also consider practices and recommendations to prevent future occurrences. The SMC gathered comment on the […]

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