Information on horse meat sold within New Zealand for human consumption

Megan Gattey made this Official Information request to Minister for Food Safety

Minister for Food Safety did not have the information requested.

From: Megan Gattey

Dear Minister for Food Safety,

We are writing to request the following information:
- Are horse meat products sold for pet consumption only in New Zealand?
- Is the consumption of horse meat legal in New Zealand?

We would also like to request all relevant information on the human consumption of horse meat within New Zealand.

We are happy to discuss this request and refine it if necessary.

Yours faithfully,
Amber-Leigh Woolf and Megan Gattey

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From: Lisa Winthrop

Dear Ms Gattey and Ms Woolf

On behalf of Hon Jo Goodhew, Minister for Food Safety, I acknowledge receipt of your official information request about horse meat for human consumption.

This email is to advise you that your request is being transferred to the Ministry for Primary Industries under section 14 of the Official Information Act 1982. The reason for the transfer is that your request is an operational matter.

You may also wish to review information that is publically available, including the link below.

Yours sincerely

Lisa Winthrop | Private Secretary (Food Safety)| Office of Hon Jo Goodhew|
Parliament Buildings | Wellington | [email address]

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