Health Protection Officers (HPOs) investigate notifiable infectious diseases which may be associated with the consumption of contaminated foods. Food- borne illnesses include Campylobacteriosis, Listeriosis, Salmonellosis, Hepatitis A, Shigellosis, VTEC (E.coli) infection, Typhoid, Listeriosis and Gastroenteritis.
HPOs investigate suspected food-borne illnesses reported directly by members of the public, as well as confirmed cases reported by laboratories/health care workers. The goal of this investigation is to identify the source of the illness and provide public health advice.
To report a suspected or confirmed case of food-borne illness
On-Call Health Protection Officer Ph: 09-430 4100
For any further information
Health Protection Unit Ph: 09-430 4100
For food safety complaints relating to suspected breaches of food for sale regulations (such as foreign objects in food, undeclared allergens, mislabelling) contact:
Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)
Ph: 0800 00 83 33 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MPI is now directly responsible for:
For any matters relating to the condition and hygiene of food premises, please contact the local authority Environmental Health Officers: