Paul Dykes writes: As a country that grows, processes and sells food products, New Zealand cannot afford to rest on its laurels when it comes to food safety, especially since the Fonterra botulism scare.

Farmers and rural leaders rate food safety almost as highly as biosecurity, a KPMG survey has found, most agreeing that our food safety system cannot be allowed to stagnate.

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